Chicago, Illinois

Current Temperature ° Population 2,714,844

Homefacts City Report

Chicago is located in Cook County, IL. The population is 2,714,844, making Chicago the largest city in Cook County and the largest city in the state of Illinois.

There are 592 public schools in Chicago with an average Homefacts rating of C. The total crime rate for Chicago is , and there are 2,780 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Chicago is very high and the median home sales price is $175,000.

Cities near Chicago include Cicero Township, Cicero and Stickney.

Schools

School Rating is Average
  • No High School Diploma: 15.9%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 47.5%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 36.6%

Crime Rate

33.66% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 421
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 439
  • Burglary: 523
  • Property Crime: 3
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

36.24% Lower than national avg.
  • 2,780 offenders in Chicago
  • 10.24 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $175,000
  • Median Sales Price: $175,000
  • Foreclosures: 5,046
  • Homes For Sale: 4,910
  • Homes For Rent: 973

Environmental Hazards

11,292 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 53
  • Registered Polluters: 400
  • Superfunds: 275
  • Tanks & Spills: 10,564

Unemployment

Very High 5.2%
  • Illinois unemployment average: 4.7%
  • National unemployment average: 4.1%

Crime view details

2,780 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index view report

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
  • Total Crime Index
  • Violent Crime Index
  • Property Crime Index

0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Chicago, IL

Real Estate view all

Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$175,000 compared to December 2016
Median Sales Price
$175,000 compared to December 2016

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    12.4%
  • Rented
    49.2%
  • Owned
    38.4%

4,910 Homes For Sale View All

$175,000
3950 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60613
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$685,000
701 North Leavitt Street
Chicago, IL 60612
3 Beds | 4 Baths
$1,150,000
2123 North Winchester Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
4 Beds | 4 Baths
$350,000
1123 North Ridgeway Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651
5 Beds | -- Baths

5,046 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
$98,000  
$NR
Marmora
Chicago, IL 60639
3 Beds | 1 Baths
$NR
Leamington
Chicago, IL 60638
3 Beds | 1 Baths
$NR
Avalon
Chicago, IL 60619
4 Beds | 1 Baths
$NR
Keeler
Chicago, IL 60629
3 Beds | 2 Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

5,750 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Chicago, IL issued 5,750 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 5,750 permits, 536 were issued for single family homes and 5,214 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Chicago, IL issued 3,025 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 3,025 permits, 448 were issued for single family homes and 2,577 were issued for multi-family homes.
All Housing Single Family Housing Multi-Family Housing

Building Permits By Year

973 Rental Properties View All

$3,150
1463 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
-- Beds | -- Baths
$1,300
2232 West 23rd Place
Chicago, IL 60608
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$2,150
5536 West Edmunds Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
3 Beds | 3 Baths
$1,850
6830 North Lakewood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
2 Beds | 1 Baths

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Environmental Hazards

11292 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
    in Chicago, IL
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  • Registered Polluters
    in Chicago, IL
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  • Superfunds
    in Chicago, IL
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  • Tanks & Spills
    in Chicago, IL
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (457/464)
    Chicago, IL has 98.49% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Chicago, IL is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.3 Average
    Chicago, IL is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 24.37°
  • February 28.42°
  • March 40.92°
  • April 50.55°
  • May 61.43°
  • June 71.66°
  • July 77.02°
  • August 75.08°
  • September 65.53°
  • October 54.87°
  • November 42.95°
  • December 29.73°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Chicago, IL

Earthquakes
Chicago, IL has a low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Chicago, IL has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Chicago, IL has a very high risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Chicago, IL has a high risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Chicago, IL: $50,702

Unemployment

Unemployment in Chicago is 5.2%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.7% and 4.1% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 37.50%
White Collar - 62.50%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Bruce Rauner
  • Sen. Richard J. Durbin
  • Sen. Mark Kirk

City Representatives

  • Bobby L. Rush
  • Robin Kelly
  • Daniel Lipinski
  • Luis Gutierrez

Neighborhood Info

2 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

207 FCC Towers view all

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