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0.45% decline
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0.53% growth
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The economy of Illinois employs 5.98M people. The economy of Illinois is specialized in Construction, & mining & oil & gas field machinery manufacturing ; Not specified metal industries; and Sugar & confectionery products, which employ respectively 4.02; 3.91; and 2.49 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Illinois are Restaurants & Food Services (366,886), Elementary & secondary schools (356,790), and Hospitals (294,981), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($130,957), Software publishing ($116,801), and Legal services ($108,583).

Median household income in Illinois is $60,960. Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,320. The income inequality of Illinois (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 Illinois. In Illinois the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 80 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,939. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Illinois is home to a population of 12.8M people, from which 93% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Illinois is composed of 7.89M White residents (61.6%), 2.18M Hispanic residents (17%), 1.79M Black residents (14%), 679,106 Asian residents (5.3%), and 229,053 Two+ residents (1.79%). The most common foreign languages in Illinois are Spanish (1.6M speakers), Polish (182,179 speakers), and Chinese (101,460 speakers), but compared to other places, Illinois has a relative high number of Polish (182,179 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (31,872 speakers), and Other (16,540 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Illinois awarded 220,500 degrees. The student population of Illinois is skewed towards females, with 94,887 male students and 125,613 female students. Most students in Illinois are White (126,431 and 57.3%), followed by Black or African American (27,242 and 12.4%), Hispanic or Latino (24,583 and 11.1%), and Asian (12,402 and 5.62%). The largest universities in Illinois by number of graduates are University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (13,053 and 5.92%), Northwestern University (9,543 and 4.33%), and University of Illinois at Chicago (7,070 and 3.21%). The most popular majors in Illinois are Registered Nursing (8,936 and 4.05%), General Psychology (4,336 and 1.97%), and General Business Administration & Management (4,119 and 1.87%). The median tuition costs in Illinois are $31,740 for private four year colleges, and $9,314 and $18,931 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 Illinois is $186,500, which is 0.91 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $180,300 to $186,500, a 3.44% increase. The homeownership rate of Illinois is 65.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Illinois have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Illinois is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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