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About 66 percent of Illinois’ voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, slightly above the national rate of 64 percent. As one of the 24 states holding “Super Tuesday” presidential primaries and caucuses, Illinois’ 2007 population of 12.9 million includes a higher median household income and median home value than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.
These and other statistics about Illinois’ population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/>.
Highlights include the following:
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||65.3%||66.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino||14.7%||14.8%|
|Median household income||$52,006||$48,451|
|Persons below poverty||12.3%||13.3%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher (age 25+)||28.9%||27.0%|
|Median home value||$200,200||$185,200|