Chicago, Illinois 

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Population

2,677,643

+0.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

9.0%

Median Income

$47,831

Median Home Price

$291,200

Median Age

34.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.0 / 4.7

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Chicago, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Chicago, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Illinois
County: Cook County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
City: Chicago
Zip Codes: 60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total
Cost of Living: 7.4% higher
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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Chicago, Il Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Economic and cultural diversity
Arts and culture
Historic interest and preservation
Cons
Harsh climate
Cost of living
Violent crime

What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chicago is 9.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Chicago jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chicago's cost of living is 7.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chicago's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Chicago, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Cook county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 74.2% to 24.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Chicago's population is 2,677,643 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 0.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 34.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chicago is Real Estate: $291,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.3%.

SCHOOLS
Chicago public schools spend $14,559 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17 students per teacher in Chicago. More Education



Best Places to Live in Chicago Rankings


Housing Market in Chicago

It's a good time to buy in Chicago. Home Appreciation is up 10.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Chicago is $291,200.
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Reviews for Chicago   269 Reviews
Good and Bad - 11/15/2022
A fun city to live in with great food! Housing isn't terrible compared to other big cities. The cyclists who think they own the streets and paths drive me crazy. People... Read More

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Capital of the Midwest, Just Dont Buy a House - 8/17/2022
I've spent my time between Chicago and Atlanta and in the end I chose to buy a home in Atlanta. Chicago is a cultural icon and no doubt the capital of the Midwest. I've... Read More

Underrated - 4/16/2022
This place is so underrated. I just want to thank all the people leaving as you are making it cheaper for me to move in.... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total

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