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People in Illinois

Illinois is a vibrant state full of life and opportunity. It has a population of over 12 million people, making it the 6th most populous state in the United States. With a population density of 226.73 people per square mile, Illinois offers plenty of room to explore and experience its unique culture. There are numerous local businesses throughout the state, like Chicago-based United Airlines and Kraft Heinz, that help drive the economy forward. Year-round outdoor activities like biking along the lakefront path, kayaking on Lake Michigan, or visiting one of Illinois’ many national parks are available for those looking to get out and explore nature. The local organizations that call Illinois home include many well-known corporations as well as associations such as The American Red Cross and Junior Achievement USA that have been improving lives in the area for years. Locals also enjoy rooting for their favorite teams at sporting events with two professional baseball teams--the Chicago Cubs and White Sox--as well as football's Bears and hockey's Blackhawks all calling Illinois home.

The population in Illinois is 12,821,813. There are 231 people per square mile aka population density. The median age in Illinois is 38.5, the US median age is 38.4. The number of people per household in Illinois is 2.6, the US average of people per household is 2.6.

Family in Illinois
- 49.0% are married
- 9.8% are divorced
- 32.9% are married with children
- 16.3% have children, but are single
Race in Illinois

- 61.9% are white
- 14.1% are black
- 5.2% are asian
- 0.1% are native american
- 0.1% claim Other
- 16.8% claim Hispanic Ethnicity
- 1.8% Two or More Races
- 0.0% Hawaiian, Pacific Islander


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    Reviews for Illinois    77 Reviews
    Miserable - 11/4/2021
    Dont move to Illinois, I moved here over 11 years ago, I was shocked to find out how rude and whiny people are that live here, the mid west was suppose to be such a good... Read More

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    Just to set the record straight - 9/28/2021
    I just want to say being a resident in Illinois for over 50 years, if you are a fairly hard working person of average intelligence, Illinois is probably one of the best... Read More

    Taxes and fees are killing me - 7/5/2021
    I have lived in illinois my whole life (31years) and the ever increasing taxes and fees are killing me. Rent keeps on going up because of all the tax increases every... Read More

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