Cook County, Illinois 

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Population

5,108,284

+1.3% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.4%

Median Income

$54,828

Median Home Price

$282,400

Median Age

36.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.0 / 4.6

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Cook County, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Cook County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

cook, IL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Cook County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin
Political Ideology: Very liberal
City: Chicago, Thornton township, 147 total
Zip Codes: 60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60804, 60625, 60608, 164 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Cook County is 8.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Cook County jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Cook County's cost of living is 4.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Cook County's Cost of Living

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

POPULATION
Cook County's population is 5,108,284 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 32.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Cook County is Real Estate: $282,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.3%.

SCHOOLS
Cook County public schools spend $15,837 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.3 students per teacher in Cook County. More Education



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It's a good time to buy in Cook. Home Appreciation is up 11.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Cook is $282,400.

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ZIP CODES IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60804, 60625, 60608, 164 total

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