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State of Illinois

Illinois, abbreviated "IL", is in the East North Central region of the U.S. Its capital is Springfield. There were 12,868,747 people in Illinois as per 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on December 3, 1818.

Please explore the cities and towns of Illinois, below.

Top Illinois College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS - 2015).

1 Chicago 84 251,154
2 Skokie 8 4,131
3 Rockford 8 11,641
4 Springfield 8 13,640
5 Quincy 7 3,647
6 Peoria 6 7,295
7 Elgin 6 12,401
8 Downers Grove 5 3,100
9 Schaumburg 5 14,051
10 Lombard 4 1,133
11 Decatur 4 5,630
12 Crystal Lake 4 7,095
13 Joliet 4 19,665
14 Evanston 4 22,118
15 Wheeling 3 210
16 Jacksonville 3 1,554
17 Canton 3 1,799
18 Danville 3 3,566
19 Lisle 3 7,767
20 East Peoria 3 11,008

Largest Illinois Cities and Towns

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Abingdon 2,777
Addieville 280
Addison 37,215
Adeline 72
Albany 1,047
Albers 1,163
Albion 2,139
Aledo 3,724
Alexis 862
Algonquin 30,189
Alhambra 675
Allendale 633
Allenville 130
Allerton 244
Alma 382
Alorton 1,729
Alpha 595
Alsey 264
Alsip 19,385
Altamont 2,257

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Total Population 12,868,747
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 6,032,031
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 48%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.9%
Median Earnings25+ $38,158
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,252
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,662


Median Family Income $70,967
% Above Poverty Level 85.6%
% Below Poverty Level 14.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 8.9%


People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $903
Median House Value $175,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.9%
Irish 12%

Notable Places

Lincoln Home (Historic Site)
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1905
217-492-4241 ext 221

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