Nationwide Claims to Fame

Illinois is 5th out of 51 other states in Current population (2012)

Illinois is 5th out of 51 other states in Non-farm private establishments

Illinois is 5th out of 51 other states in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Illinois is 6th out of 51 other states in Households

Illinois is 6th out of 51 other states in Housing units

Illinois is 6th out of 51 other states in Non-farm private employees

Illinois is 6th out of 51 other states in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Illinois is 6th out of 51 other states in Retail sales

Illinois is 8th out of 51 other states in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Illinois is 10th out of 51 other states in Foreign born residents

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Illinois Rank US
Current population (2012) 12,875,255 5th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 55,518.9 24th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 231.1 13th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Illinois Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.3% 28th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.8% 18th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.2% 38th 13.7%
Education Demographics
Illinois Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 86.6% 31st 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 30.7% 13th 28.2%
Race Demographics
Illinois Rank US
Race - White 77.9% 34th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 14.8% 15th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6% 32nd 1.2%
Race - Asian 5.0% 11th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 28th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.7% 37th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 16.3% 10th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 63.0% 37th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Illinois Rank US
Female residents 50.9% 21st 50.8%
Foreign born residents 13.7% 10th 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Illinois Rank US
Housing units 5,297,318 6th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 32.9% 8th 25.9%
Households 4,773,002 6th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 68.7% 27th 66.1%
Home median value $198,500 21st $186,200
People per household 2.6 14th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 13,797 18th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Illinois Rank US
Income per capita $29,376 16th $27,915
Income per household $56,576 17th $52,762
Income below poverty line 13.1% 27th 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Illinois Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 312,437 5th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 5,038,462 6th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,123,817 5th 27,092,908
Retail sales $165,450,520 6th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,947 30th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $25,469,026 6th $613,795,732

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Demographics by County - Illinois

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