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Overview
Population:5,197,677
Pop. Change:-3%
State: Illinois
Metro Area:Chicago-Naperville-Joliet
County:Cook County
City:Chicago, Thornton township, ... 149 total
Zip Code:60629, 60618, ... 163 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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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


Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metro Area

Profile: National center  Location: Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan Elevation: 623 Time zone: Central Standard Time

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Economic and cultural diversityHarsh climate
Arts and cultureCost of living
Historic interest and preservationViolent crime

Interesting Facts about Cook County

As of 2014, Cook County's population is 5,197,677 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -3.33 percent.

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The median home cost in Cook County is $170,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 8.80 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Cook County's cost of living is 4.20% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Cook County public schools spend $15,230 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.5 students per teacher in Cook County.

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The unemployment rate in Cook County is 7.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Cook County jobs have Increased by 0.85 percent.


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Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 25 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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