Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States.
It is the 5th most populous and 25th most extensive state, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.
With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base and is a major transportation hub.
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As of 2012, Illinois has a total population of 12,947,252 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.20%.
The median home price Illinois is $176,120 with the median age of the buyer being 42. Homes in Illinois have appreciatied over the last by -9.46%.
Public schools in Illinois spend approximately $4,733 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 16.3.
Illinois has an unemployment rate of 10.50%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -4.58% with a projected future job growth of 20.34%.
Illinois has an average commute time of 30.6 compared to the national average of 27.8.
On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) Illinois is a 6 in violent crime and a 4 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.
In terms of political affiliations in Illinois, 61.920% of people are Democrats, 36.780% are Republicans and 1.301% are registered Independent.
In 2012, the population of Illinois was 12,947,252. Illinois has a population density of 233 (how many people live in one square mile.
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The median age in Illinois is 35.9, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 49.32% of the population of Illinois, while females make up 50.68% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).
The average household size in Illinois is 2.63 people across 4,787,419. 56.41% of people are married in Illinois while 43.59% are single.
|Local Population||Illinois||United States|
|Households by Income||Illinois||United States|
|Income Less than $15,000||11.21%||12.48%|
|Income Between $15,000 and $25,000||9.41%||10.46%|
|Income Between $25,000 and $35,000||10.12%||10.68%|
|Income Between $35,000 and $50,000||14.84%||15.26%|
|Income Between $50,000 and $75,000||13.32%||12.20%|
|Income Between $100,000 and $150,000||13.15%||11.83%|
|Income Between $150,000 and $250,000||5.45%||5.23%|
|Income Between $250,000 and $500,000||1.60%||1.54%|
|Income Greater than $500,000||0.79%||0.70%|
|Population by Occupation||Illinois||United States|
|Management, Business, and Financial Operations||14.50%||13.70%|
|Professional and Related Occupations||20.18%||20.28%|
|Sales and Office||27.66%||26.66%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||0.30%||0.74%|
|Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance||8.29%||9.51%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving||15.52%||14.39%|
|Local Economy||Illinois||United States|
|Recent Job Growth||-4.58%||-4.06%|
|Future Job Growth||20.34%||21.68%|
|Income per Capita||$27,274||$26,372|
As of 2012, Illinois consisted of 29.11% renters and 62.73% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -9.46% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).
|Illinois Housing||Illinois||United States|
|Median Home Cost||$176,120||$183,450|
|Median Home Age||42||33|
|Property Tax Rate||$17.47||$11.20|
|Illinois Homes by Value||Illinois||United States|
|Less Than $20,000||1.85%||2.71%|
|$20,000 to $39,999||2.86%||3.86%|
|$40,000 to $59,999||4.21%||5.09%|
|$60,000 to $79,999||5.13%||6.10%|
|$80,000 to $99,999||6.31%||7.33%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||17.57%||18.53%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||15.17%||14.38%|
|$200,000 to $299,999||23.33%||17.52%|
|$300,000 to $399,999||10.75%||9.26%|
|$400,000 to $499,999||4.93%||5.11%|
|$500,000 to $749,999||5.06%||5.76%|
|$1,000,000 or more||1.28%||2.07%|
|Illinois Homes by Year Built||Illinois||United States|
|1939 or Earlier||19.95%||12.87%|
|1940 to 1949||8.14%||6.21%|
|1950 to 1959||13.35%||10.80%|
|1960 to 1969||13.30%||12.04%|
|1970 to 1979||14.75%||16.14%|
|1980 to 1989||9.18%||14.11%|
|1990 to 1994||4.93%||6.29%|
|1995 to 1998||4.70%||6.33%|
|1999 to October 2005||11.70%||15.21%|
53.68% of the people in Illinois declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.
|Illinois Religions||Illinois||United States|