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Illinois State Profile

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Population

  • With 12,763,371 residents in 2005, Illinois is the 5th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Illinois grew 2.8 percent from 2000 to 2005 – less than the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • Illinois is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 68.1% 67.6% 67.1% 66.6% 66.2% 65.8%
Hispanic, Latino 12.4% 12.8% 13.2% 13.6% 14.0% 14.3%
African-American 15.0% 15.0% 14.9% 14.9% 14.8% 14.8%
Native American, AK Native 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Asian, Pacific Islander 3.5% 3.6% 3.7% 3.8% 3.9% 4.0%
Two or More Races 0.8% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 1.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Illinois - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The five largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Illinois are Chicago (Chicago-Naperville-Joliet), Peoria, Rockford, Champaign-Urbana, and Springfield.
  • Chicago had an estimated population of 9,443,356 in 2005 – the 3rd largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Peoria in 2005 was 369,161 – the 132nd largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Rockford was the 142nd largest metropolitan area with 339,178 residents.
  • Champaign-Urbana had a population of 215,742 – the 192nd largest city in the U.S.
  • Springfield – the capital of Illinois – had a population of 205,527.

Illinois - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Illinois ranked 13th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($34,721 per resident 15 and older).
  • Illinois’ personal income per capita has fallen from 118 percent of the U.S average in 1960 to 105 percent of the U.S. average in 2004 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Illinois as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Illinois per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Illinois has the 28th highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (12.0%) and the 29th highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (16.4%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Illinois - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Illinois ranked 29th among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (88.4%).
  • Illinois ranked 12th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (31.8%) and 12th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (11.7%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Illinois has higher percentages of adults who have completed a college degree (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Illinois and the U.S. Average
Illinois education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Illinois - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Illinois had the 9th highest unemployment rate of all states – 5.7 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Illinois has higher percentages of its workforce in management, sales and office, and production and transportation occupations and lower percentages employed in professional, service and construction occupations (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • The distribution of employment by industry reveals that Illinois has higher percentages of employment in finance, manufacturing, and transportation industries and lower percentages in retail and construction industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Illinois ranked 17th among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Illinois - Health and Well-Being

  • Fourteen percent of Illinois residents do not have health insurance – the 21st lowest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • Less than a quarter of Illinois residents (22.9 %) are overweight enough to be labeled obese – about the same as the national average of 23.1 percent. (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Illinois, 213 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – higher than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Illinois residents (335 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complication from 2000 to 2002 – slightly higher than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Illinois ranked 28th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Illinois - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Illinois had the 11th highest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (543 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 3,186 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Illinois – below the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Illinois had the 33rd highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 347 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Illinois was slightly lower than the U.S. average from 1980 to 1990, then fell well below the U.S. average by 2004 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Illinois and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Illinois and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Illinois Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Illinois ranges from $18,212 in Alexander County to $47, 417 in Lake County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 6.5 percent in Alexander County to 45.2 percent in Du Page County (a ratio of nearly 7 to 1).

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Illinois Counties

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