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From great jobs to entertainment, Illinois is the land of opportunity.

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Anyone can settle in as a resident of the Land of Lincoln, as this Midwest state offers everything from quiet, rural living to a fast-paced city lifestyle.

Agricultural jobs are plentiful in Illinois, as the state’s 75,000 farms are feeding the world. But farming only scrapes the surface of industries thriving here. Illinois is a top dog when it comes to biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, food production (do brands like General Mills and Sara Lee ring any bells?), energy and logistics. And we can’t forget about Chicago. The Windy City is a global business destination, drawing businesses and talent from all over the world.

Speaking of attracting people from far and wide, the state’s sports teams – the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks – are reason enough to move to Illinois. But add to all of this a slew of top-notch restaurants (Chicago alone has 5,000), the Shawnee National Forest, the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, and Fox River Valley, which includes a 40-mile bike trail, and we’ve got … well, your perfect state.

Quick Facts

Average Household Income
$63,871
Average Property Tax
$1,636
State Population
12,915,181
Sales Tax
6.25%
State Income Tax
Flat 4.95%

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