Illinois is home to more than 12 million residents, making it the 5th most populous of the 50 United States. Illinois ranks 26th in total area (57,916.00 square miles) and 26th in population density (222.30 people per square mile). The median age of its residents is 37.9 years, with 77.2% of the population 18 year and over.
According to Homefacts' records there are currently 9,278 criminal and sex offenders in Illinois (approximately 7.21 offenders per 10,000 people), which is 54.24% lower than the national average. The unemployment rate in Illinois is 4.8% .