Cook County, IL

5,203,499 Population
945.4 square miles 5,504.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
40.6%
was 40.7%
Ranked 1st Highest in IL
Population Density
5,504.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
47.4%
was 46.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
21.1%
was 21.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in IL
Percent Under 18
22.3%
was 22.4%
Ranked 16th Highest in IL
Percent 65 and Over
13.6%
was 13.2%
Ranked 15th Highest in IL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.4
was 6.1
Ranked 15th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
14.9%
was 16.1%
Ranked 16th Lowest in IL
Median Household Income
$56,902
was $56,851
Ranked 9th Highest in IL
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.5
50.9
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,477
Ranked 15th Highest in IL
Patents per 100,000
30
Ranked 17th Highest in IL

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
Ranked 17th Highest in IL
Violent Crimes per 100,000
3.6
was 3.6
Ranked 76th Highest in IL
Property Crimes per 100,000
18
was 14.6
Ranked 83rd Highest in IL

 Housing

Total Housing Units
2,181,636
was 2,178,368
Ranked 1st Highest in IL
Median Rent
$1,048
was $1,004
Ranked 7th Highest in IL
Total Building Permits
4,645
was 3,325
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,963,973
was 1,954,712
 
Homeownership Rate
56.0%
was 55.7%
Ranked 22nd Highest in IL
Single Family Building Permits
1,396
was 1,070
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,308.6
was 2,304.3
Ranked 1st Highest in IL
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.1%
was 20.5%
Ranked 18th Highest in IL
Multifamily Building Permits
3,249
was 2,255
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 9th Highest in IL
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.1
was 1.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.9
was 0.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.5%
was 97.4%
Ranked 14th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.2%
Ranked 22nd Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.8%
was 98.7%
Ranked 16th Highest in IL

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
86.6%
was 86.2%
Ranked 21st Highest in IL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
37.7%
was 36.5%
Ranked 5th Highest in IL

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