Chicago is a global business destination, drawing people from all over the world to live, work and visit.
With its 24-hour vibe, Chicago remains famous for its fabulous museums, deep-dish pizza and 5,000 restaurants offering every style of cuisine, and it is home to, whoda thunk it, the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.
While the City of Broad Shoulders captures deserved attention, Illinois offers standout communities in every corner of the state. The Land of Lincoln lays claim to dozens of cities with revitalized downtowns, excellent entertainment venues, great schools and plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities. Best places to live in Illinois include Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville and Springfield.
A diverse $784 billion economy includes major industry sectors in biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, agribusiness and food production, energy and logistics. Illinois hosts a roster of brands known round the world, among them Boeing, McDonald’s, Allstate, Caterpillar, John Deere and Archer Daniels Midland.
Illinois' innovation ecosystem includes 440 corporate R&D facilities, 144 research centers and 71 federal labs, including Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Universities in the state are on the leading edge of research and several of them, including the University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana, University of Illinois-Chicago, Northwestern University, Loyola University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Northern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University, are among the 108 only institutions nationally classified as “Very High Research Activity” on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
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|Latest Population Increase||0.00%|
|Median Household Income||$57,574|
|Median Home Price||$173,800|
|Median Property Tax||$1,636|
|Graduate or Professional Degree||12.4%|
|High School Graduate||26.8%|
|Some College, No Degree||21.1%|
|Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher||32.3%|
|Percent High School Graduate or Higher||87.9%|
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining||1.1%|
|Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities||5.9%|
|Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing||7.3%|
|Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste||11.4%|
|Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance||23%|
|Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services||9.1%|
|Other Services, Except Public Administration||4.7%|
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