Cities and Towns

State of Illinois

Illinois, abbreviated "IL", is in the East North Central region of the U.S. Its capital is Springfield. There were 12,854,526 people in Illinois as per 2018 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) 2017-18, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Chicago71218,633
2Quincy73,405
3Rockford710,322
4Springfield712,176
5Downers Grove53,107
6Peoria57,576
7Elgin511,118
8Decatur44,621
9Evanston422,459
10Skokie3298
11Lombard3999
12Jacksonville31,495
13Canton31,546
14Danville32,930
15Lisle36,394
16Crystal Lake37,293
17East Peoria39,800
18Joliet319,126
19Normal326,105
20Urbana269

Largest Illinois Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Pingree Grove6,661
Piper882
Pittsfield4,557
Plymouth399
Pontoon Beach5,881
Pontoosuc96
Poplar Grove4,687
Port Barrington1,530
Port Byron1,825
Posen6,371
Prairie du Rocher626
Princeville1,907
Prospect Heights16,345
Pulaski237
Quincy40,587
Raleigh323
Ramsey1,225
Ransom370
Rantoul13,190
Rapids1,037

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,854,526
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+6,080,262
Age of the Population37.7

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.4%
Median Earnings25+$40,648
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,796
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,506

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,533
% Above Poverty Level86.5%
% Below Poverty Level13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation9.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.2%
Median Gross Rent$952
Median House Value$179,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.5%
German18.3%
Irish11.4%
Polish6.9%
Italian6%
English5.5%
Swedish2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.3%
Norwegian1.2%
Scottish1.1%
Russian0.9%
African0.8%
Czech0.8%
Greek0.8%
Arab0.8%
Lithuanian0.6%
Hungarian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Austrian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Haitian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

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

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