Illinois

12,801,539 Population

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

55,519.5 square miles 230.6 people per square mile 102 Counties       1,368 Cities
 

 People

Percent of US Population
4.0%
was 4.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in US
Population Density
230.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.2%
was 49.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
13.9%
was 14.2%
Ranked 13th Highest in US
Percent Under 18
22.8%
was 23.0%
Ranked 22nd Highest in US
Percent 65 and Over
14.6%
was 14.2%
Ranked 40th Highest in US

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.4
was 5.9
Ranked 14th Lowest in US
Percent Living in Poverty
13.0%
was 13.6%
Ranked 24th Lowest in US
Median Household Income
$59,196
was $59,588
Ranked 17th Highest in US
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.1
48.2
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,447
Ranked 27th Highest in US
Patents per 100,000
39
was 40
Ranked 15th Highest in US
Per Capita GDP
52,119
was 51,697
Ranked 16th Highest in US

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.8
was 5.5
Ranked 12th Highest in US
Violent Crimes per 100,000
383.8
was 380.2
Ranked 21st Highest in US
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,988.6
was 2,274.3
Ranked 35th Highest in US
Rural Highway Fatalities per 100,000
3
was 3
Ranked 39th Highest in US
Urban Highway Fatalities per 100,000
4
was 4
Ranked 27th Highest in US
Total Highway Fatalities per 100,000
7
was 8
Ranked 40th Highest in US

 Housing

Total Housing Units
5,327,165
was 5,317,618
Ranked 6th Highest in US
Median Rent
$950
was $936
Ranked 21st Highest in US
Total Building Permits
15,555
was 13,797
 
Occupied Housing Units
4,822,046
was 4,794,523
 
Homeownership Rate
65.3%
was 65.3%
Ranked 28th Highest in US
Single Family Building Permits
9,879
was 8,564
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
96.0
was 95.8
Ranked 12th Highest in US
Rental Vacancy Rate
23.2%
was 23.9%
Ranked 45th Highest in US
Multifamily Building Permits
5,676
was 5,233
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 20th Highest in US
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.9
was 2.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.2
was 1.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.6%
was 97.5%
Ranked 8th Highest in US
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
90.8%
Ranked 22nd Highest in US
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.1%
was 99.2%
Ranked 42nd Highest in US

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.8%
was 88.6%
Ranked 31st Highest in US
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
34.0%
was 32.9%
Ranked 14th Highest in US
Percent Receiving STEM Bachelors Degree or Higher
8.8%
 
White Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
73,206
 
Black Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
12,940
 
Asian Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
8,441
 
Islander Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
250
 
Native Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
291
 
Hispanic Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
9,830
 
Multi Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
2,047
 
Unknown Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
7,247
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
5.3%
was 5.4%
Ranked 37th Highest in US
Own Source Revenue
73.6%
was 73.8%
Ranked 8th Highest in US
Debt Service Ratio
14.5%
was 14.9%
Ranked 5th Highest in US

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