Cook County, Illinois 

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Population

5,238,541

+1.3% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Median Income

$54,828

Median Home Price

$214,400

Best Places to Live in Cook County, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan
Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

Local Listings in Cook, County, IL
 $229,000 
4548 N Newland Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 | 1467 SqFt
 $229,000 
4548 N Newland Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 | 1467 SqFt
 $203,957 
4020 W George St
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1044 SqFt
 $249,900 
5217 S Neva Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1550 SqFt

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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Cook County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Chicago, Thornton township, 147 total
Zip Codes: 60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60804, 60617, 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 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Cook County jobs have decreased by 0.16%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Cook County's cost of living is 15.70% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Cook County's Cost of Living

VOTING
Cook county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Cook County's population is 5,238,541 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.27%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 33 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Cook County is $214,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.05%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Cook County

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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Housing Market in Cook

It's a good time to buy in Cook. Home Appreciation is up 3.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Cook Real Estate or Find top agents in Cook

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

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NEW LISTINGS IN COOK COUNTY IL
$229,000
4548 N Newland Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 |

$203,957
4020 W George St
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$249,900
5217 S Neva Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$234,900
503 Hillside Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$239,900
570 Sycamore Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 2.0 |

$199,900
4210 W 77th Pl
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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