What you need to know about Chicago, IL

Nicknamed “Windy City” and “The City With Big Shoulders,” Chicago is locted along the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan. Attractions like the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck and Field Museum and a renouned food scene help draw more than 50 million tourists a year. “Chi-Town” has a diversified economy, multiple cultural centers and a dynamic cuisine scene, and there are five pro sports teams in the four major professional leagues. University choices include DePaul, Loyola, Northwestern and the University of Chicago.

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Population

2,712,608
Down by 4.11%
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Housing

Homes Owned 44.66%
44.66% Complete
Homes Rented 55.34%
55.34% Complete

Real Estate

In Chicago, Illinois


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Median Home Price

$225,700
Higher than the state average
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Schools

In Chicago, Illinois


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Median Household Income

$47,831
Lower than the national average

Business

In Chicago, Illinois


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Residents

Most residents are
25-34 Years old

Health

In Chicago, Illinois


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Education

Bachelor’s Degree 35%
35% Complete
Graduated High School 82%
82% Complete

Chicago, IL's Livability Rankings

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