Chicago, Illinois 

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ILLINOIS TOTAL CASES REPORTED

151,572

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

3,091,993

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

2,722,586

+0.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

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

 $2,100 
2050 W North Ave Apt 1
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1200 SqFt
 $48,000 
1520 S Millard Ave
Bed 0 | Bath 0 | SqFt
 $1,400 
2013 W Iowa St Apt 2R
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 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 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). 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

The median home price in Chicago is $229,100. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Chicago   261 Reviews
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

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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

Nice Place To Visit But Not To Live - 4/19/2020
Nice city to visit but you really don't want to live there. I did for many years and it has lots of problem and is a very stressful place to live. First of all, it cost... 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
$2,100
2050 W North Ave Apt 1
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$48,000
1520 S Millard Ave
Bed 0 | Bath 0

$1,400
2013 W Iowa St Apt 2R
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$2,462
1352 W Randolph St
Bed 1 | Bath 1

$650
6930 S Oglesby Ave
Bed | Bath

$2,274
2230 N Orchard St Apt 101
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$21,900
7218 S Marshfield Ave
Bed | Bath 0

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