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 2019 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) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Chicago68216,395
2Quincy73,275
3Rockford710,181
4Springfield711,108
5Elgin510,967
6Downers Grove43,150
7Decatur44,645
8Peoria47,337
9Evanston422,536
10Skokie3372
11Lombard3885
12Canton31,496
13Jacksonville31,552
14Danville32,834
15Lisle36,129
16Crystal Lake37,592
17Schaumburg39,195
18East Peoria39,451
19Joliet318,706
20Normal325,808

Largest Illinois Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Alma353
Alorton1,865
Alsip19,302
Alton27,037
Andalusia1,194
Andover608
Anna4,264
Arlington214
Arrowsmith293
Assumption1,246
Atwood1,023
Baldwin285
Bartelso583
Bartlett41,487
Batavia26,499
Beckemeyer1,002
Beecher381
Belle Prairie58
Belle Rive326
Bellevue1,610

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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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