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0.57% decline
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4.54% growth
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2.59% growth
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2.26% growth


The economy of Chicago, IL employs 1.35M people. The economy of Chicago, IL is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 1.48; 1.34; and 1.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Chicago, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (179,765), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (148,297), and Educational Services (124,792), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($69,629), Utilities ($67,090), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($62,966).

Median household income in Chicago, IL is $53,006. Males in Chicago, IL have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,320. The income inequality of Chicago, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Chicago, IL. In Cook County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,353. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Chicago, IL is from the county of Cook County, IL.

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Chicago, IL is home to a population of 2.7M people, from which 88.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Chicago, IL is composed of 882,354 White residents (32.6%), 803,476 Hispanic residents (29.7%), 793,852 Black residents (29.3%), 170,440 Asian residents (6.3%), and 46,978 Two+ residents (1.74%). The most common foreign languages in Chicago, IL are Spanish (625,708 speakers), Polish (49,464 speakers), and Chinese (44,590 speakers), but compared to other places, Chicago, IL has a relative high number of Polish (49,464 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (11,168 speakers), and Other (5,142 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Chicago, IL awarded 64,699 degrees. The student population of Chicago, IL is skewed towards females, with 27,614 male students and 37,085 female students. Most students in Chicago, IL are White (27,080 and 41.9%), followed by Black or African American (11,507 and 17.8%), Hispanic or Latino (9,890 and 15.3%), and Asian (5,354 and 8.28%). The largest universities in Chicago, IL by number of graduates are University of Illinois at Chicago (7,070 and 10.9%), DePaul University (6,531 and 10.1%), and DeVry University-Illinois (5,673 and 8.77%). The most popular majors in Chicago, IL are General Psychology (1,569 and 2.43%), General Business Administration & Management (1,254 and 1.94%), and General Biological Sciences (1,193 and 1.84%). The median tuition costs in Chicago, IL are $37,020 for private four year colleges, and $11,696 and $21,982 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chicago, IL is $243,900, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $238,500 to $243,900, a 2.26% increase. The homeownership rate of Chicago, IL is 43.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Chicago, IL have an average commute time of 33.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chicago, IL is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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