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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 12,851,684 people in Illinois as per 2017 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) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Chicago79225,245
2Rockford811,708
3Springfield812,012
4Quincy73,739
5Elgin711,524
6Skokie6571
7Peoria67,450
8Downers Grove53,057
9Crystal Lake56,800
10Evanston522,302
11Lombard41,088
12Decatur44,971
13Schaumburg411,148
14Joliet419,326
15Jacksonville31,530
16Canton31,633
17Danville33,010
18Elmhurst33,413
19Lisle37,076
20East Peoria39,833

Largest Illinois Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Abingdon3,181
Addieville303
Addison37,192
Adeline92
Albany989
Albers1,127
Albion2,208
Aledo3,463
Alexis979
Algonquin30,413
Alhambra523
Allendale666
Allenville169
Allerton288
Alma383
Alorton1,908
Alpha587
Alsey184
Alsip19,335
Altamont2,314

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,851,684
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+6,033,483
Age of the Population37.4

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.9%
Median Earnings25+$39,672
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,827
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,619

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,714
% Above Poverty Level86%
% Below Poverty Level14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation9.2%

Housing

People Living Alone29%
Median Gross Rent$925
Median House Value$174,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.7%
German18.6%
Irish11.6%
Polish7%
Italian6.1%
English5.6%
Swedish2.1%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Norwegian1.2%
Russian0.9%
African0.8%
Czech0.8%
Greek0.8%
Arab0.7%
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, 2015, 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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