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Illinois

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Illinois
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 12,741,080
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 12,741,080
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 12,831,572
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -0.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 12,830,632
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.6%
Female persons, percent
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
76.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
14.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
17.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
61.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 614,725
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 14.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 5,376,064
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 66.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $179,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,633
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $603
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $952
Building permits, 2018 21,510
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 4,818,452
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 86.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 22.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 86.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 78.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 88.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 33.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 7.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 65.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 60.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 27,937,381
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 83,431,778
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 281,037,755
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 295,456,992
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 166,634,514
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,942
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 28.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $61,229
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $32,924
Persons in poverty, percent
12.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 319,6051
Total employment, 2016 5,513,0711
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 295,308,4701
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 1.6%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 985,260
All firms, 2012 1,135,017
Men-owned firms, 2012 609,648
Women-owned firms, 2012 417,500
Minority-owned firms, 2012 311,684
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 795,129
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 89,110
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,006,885
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 231.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 55,518.93
FIPS Code 17
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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