Chicago, Illinois 

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Population

2,722,586

+0.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$47,831

Median Home Price

$229,100

Best Places to Live in Chicago, Illinois

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

Pros
Economic and cultural diversity
Arts and culture
Historic interest and preservation
Cons
Harsh climate
Cost of living
Violent crime
 $1,200 
1730 N Clark St Apt 603
Bed 0 | Bath 1 | N/A SqFt
 $2,450 
5211 N Lovejoy Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | N/A SqFt
 $1,900 
5007 W Argyle St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | N/A 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.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Chicago
Zip Codes: 60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chicago is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Negative. Chicago jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chicago's cost of living is 6.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chicago's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Chicago, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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

POPULATION
Chicago's population is 2,722,586 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 34.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chicago is $229,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.3%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Chicago public schools spend $14,559 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17 students per teacher in Chicago. More Education



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Housing Market in Chicago

It's a good time to buy in Chicago. Home Appreciation is up 1.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Chicago Real Estate

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Reviews for Chicago   262 Reviews
Great history, devastating present, live elsewhere - 11/27/2020
Place is a train wreck which is too bad as it has good architecture, interesting history and good airports. If you are interested in personal safety responsible... Read More

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Chicago is a World-Class Alpha City. - 5/25/2020
Chicago is a world class Alpha city. People from all over the world make it their home and can find everything their own country has right at their fingertips. Politics... Read More

Considering a move to Chicago? Read this.... - 5/14/2020
We moved here from Colorado back in 2013 and want to move out ASAP. This is definitely not the place to live and raise a family. I have five facts that must be... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN CHICAGO
$1,200
1730 N Clark St Apt 603
Bed 0 | Bath 1

$2,450
5211 N Lovejoy Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$1,900
5007 W Argyle St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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Bed N/A | Bath N/A

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Bed 3 | Bath 3

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Bed 2 | Bath 1

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