Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area, Illinois 

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Population

9,549,229

+1.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.1%

Median Income

$61,497

Median Home Price

$203,657

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Best Places to Live in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, 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.


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QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Cook, DuPage, 9 total
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Chicago, Aurora, 480 total
Zip Codes: 60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60804, 60617, 60625, 60608, 329 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area is 4.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area's cost of living is 0.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
The Chicago metro area voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area's population is 9,549,229 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 31.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area is Real Estate: $203,657. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.9%.

SCHOOLS
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area public schools spend $14,823 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16 students per teacher in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin

It's a good time to buy in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin. Home Appreciation is up 2.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin is $203,657.

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Reviews for Chicago-Naperville-Elgin   5 Reviews
The best city in America - 11/20/2020
The best metro area in the US. One of the only cities that boast both a strong economy and an affordable cost of living, barely breaking national averages despite being... Read More

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Best - 9/10/2020
Best city I visited. A small community is right for... Read More
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Why would anyone live here! - 12/22/2019
So disgusting and one of the worst places in America. Most moved from location in all the United States. You can get homes in Tennessee and Wisconsin on a lake or 5... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE-ELGIN METRO AREA, ILLINOIS
60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60804, 60617, 60625, 60608, 329 total

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