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Overview
Population:5,194,675
Pop. Change:-3%
State: Illinois
Metro Area:Chicago-Naperville-Joliet
County:Cook County
City:Chicago, Thornton township, ... 149 more
Zip Code:60629, 60623, ... 168 more
Real Estate:For Sale
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Cook's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Interesting Facts about Cook County

As of 2012, Cook County's population is 5,194,675 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -3.39 percent.

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The median home cost in Cook County is $155,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -4.37 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Cook County's cost of living is 4.90% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Cook County public schools spend $5,714 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,691. There are about 17.5 students per teacher in Cook County.

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The unemployment rate in Cook County is 10.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 8.60%). Recent job growth is Negative. Cook County jobs have Decreased by 0.38 percent.


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Average Commute time is 37 minutes. The National Average is 28 minutes.

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Cook County's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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