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Cook County, Illinois; Kane County, Illinois; DeKalb County, Illinois

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Cook County, Illinois
Kane County, Illinois
DeKalb County, Illinois
Female persons, percent
51.4%
50.2%
50.4%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5,150,233 532,403 104,897
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 5,195,026 515,322 105,162
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -0.9% 3.3% -0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 5,194,675 515,269 105,160
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
6.2%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.6%
25.0%
21.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.1%
14.3%
12.9%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
50.2%
50.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
65.4%
86.6%
86.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
23.8%
6.0%
8.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
1.0%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
7.9%
4.4%
2.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
2.0%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
25.6%
32.4%
11.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
42.0%
56.6%
75.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 156,000 20,699 5,251
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 21.1% 17.5% 6.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2,204,019 190,970 41,308
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 56.9% 73.9% 57.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $246,600 $238,300 $173,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,930 $1,890 $1,635
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $753 $763 $711
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,123 $1,148 $930
Building permits, 2019 9,556 1,231 97
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 1,972,108 179,637 38,150
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.59 2.93 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 87.4% 88.1% 78.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 35.3% 31.4% 11.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 89.3% 93.6% 93.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 81.4% 87.9% 88.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 87.1% 84.6% 92.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 38.8% 33.1% 32.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 6.5% 5.6% 7.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.2%
9.8%
6.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.0% 68.7% 67.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.9% 62.3% 64.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,553,105 720,315 135,939
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 39,639,868 2,406,944 503,120
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 79,526,980 10,338,688 1,339,383
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 100,829,550 9,628,766 353,244
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 62,767,358 5,681,086 1,052,737
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,998 $10,873 $10,054
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 33.4 29.1 26.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $64,660 $79,394 $63,317
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $37,552 $36,270 $29,430
Persons in poverty, percent
13.0%
8.2%
13.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 133,783 13,014 1,973
Total employment, 2018 2,413,447 193,876 27,446
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 157,638,742 9,205,344 1,133,833
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.3% 3.5% 1.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 492,996 35,338 6,184
All firms, 2012 549,686 39,039 6,954
Men-owned firms, 2012 291,278 21,323 3,708
Women-owned firms, 2012 216,929 13,345 2,491
Minority-owned firms, 2012 216,374 9,737 809
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 319,115 27,638 5,909
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 38,665 2,993 693
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 495,450 34,487 5,930
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 5,495.1 990.8 166.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 945.33 520.06 631.31
FIPS Code 17031 17089 17037
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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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