Cook County

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Cook County is in Illinois and has 5,182,969 residents. It has high home values, average rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.
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Cook County

Cities

Name Population
Chicago 2,700,741
Elgin 108,681
Cicero 83,598
Arlington Heights 75,094
Evanston 74,149
Schaumburg 73,771
Palatine 67,887
Skokie 64,233
Des Plaines 57,909
Oak Lawn 56,187
Berwyn 56,027
Orland Park 55,985
Tinley Park 55,694
Mount Prospect 53,980
Oak Park 51,632
Hoffman Estates 51,608
Glenview 44,134
Buffalo Grove 41,735
Bartlett 40,583
Streamwood 39,816
Hanover Park 37,847
Park Ridge 37,272
Wheeling 37,257
Calumet City 36,997
Elk Grove Village 33,080
Northbrook 32,933
Chicago Heights 30,381
Niles 29,581
Burbank 28,655
Lansing 28,158
Oak Forest 27,822
Wilmette 27,010
Harvey 25,189
Melrose Park 24,993
Elmwood Park 24,784
Maywood 24,234
Blue Island 23,520
Rolling Meadows 23,391
Dolton 23,262
Morton Grove 23,070
Roselle 22,753
Park Forest 22,489
South Holland 21,949
Evergreen Park 19,832
Homewood 19,463
Alsip 19,192
Bellwood 19,096
Brookfield 18,775
Bensenville 18,537
Deerfield 18,458
Franklin Park 18,314
Matteson 18,270
Frankfort 17,464
Palos Hills 17,419
Westchester 16,637
Hinsdale 16,545
Country Club Hills 16,401
Bridgeview 16,282
Prospect Heights 16,258
Lemont 15,606
La Grange 15,487
Midlothian 14,678
Norridge 14,536
Hazel Crest 14,353
Forest Park 14,245
Chicago Ridge 14,227
Hickory Hills 14,002
Riverdale 13,597
Richton Park 13,472
La Grange Park 13,471
Justice 12,761
Western Springs 12,747
Lincolnwood 12,483
Markham 12,472
Palos Heights 12,332
Northlake 12,243
Winnetka 12,155
Schiller Park 11,736
River Forest 11,164
Summit 10,937
Crestwood 10,915
Worth 10,735
Barrington 10,636
Lyons 10,623
Burr Ridge 10,539
Sauk Village 10,419
River Grove 10,219
Steger 9,677
Flossmoor 9,413
Glenwood 8,875
Lynwood 8,867
Riverside 8,783
Glencoe 8,666
Harwood Heights 8,519
Hillside 8,106
Broadview 7,928
Calumet Park 7,893
Inverness 7,417
Orland Hills 7,071
North Riverside 6,916

Nearby Counties

Name Population
DuPage County 914,224
Kane County 509,622
Lake County 700,424
Will County 674,166
Kendall County 110,767
McHenry County 307,721
DeKalb County 104,684
Lake County 495,272
Kenosha County 165,467
Grundy County 49,460

Comparable Counties

Name Population Distance
Harris County 4,025,409 926 mi.
Maricopa County 3,798,374 1,425 mi.
San Diego County 3,060,849 1,685 mi.
Orange County 2,989,948 1,719 mi.

ZIP Codes

Name Population
60629 112,376
60618 94,286
60639 90,858
60617 88,799
60632 88,723
60647 86,345
60623 85,764
60804 83,822
60608 81,757
60625 79,784
60620 77,452
60628 76,929
60634 74,795
60641 70,874
60657 68,809
60619 67,701
60614 66,352
60640 64,952
60651 64,182
60402 63,217
60609 62,671
60016 60,346
60411 58,184
60453 56,348
60638 55,810
60630 55,571
60056 55,052
60622 52,896
60626 51,029
60120 50,682
60004 49,787
60643 49,641
60613 49,370
60616 48,774
60637 47,636
60644 47,127
60126 45,842
60645 45,511
60649 44,884
60010 44,464
60652 42,883
60201 42,648
60707 42,164
60636 41,973
60660 41,840
60089 41,705
60615 41,392
60103 41,252
60107 40,007
60193 39,973
60062 39,723
60659 39,586
60624 39,470
60074 38,477
60462 38,282
60025 38,257
60133 38,022
60067 37,892
60477 37,857
60610 37,309
60068 37,272
60090 37,257
60409 37,073
60621 35,837
60612 34,569
60007 33,868
60169 33,807
60076 33,337
60302 31,907
60202 31,501
60525 31,182
60653 30,641
60423 30,182
60005 30,147
60714 29,718
60631 29,554
60438 28,865
60459 28,757
60018 28,630
60426 28,465
60611 28,071
60655 28,049
60827 27,974
60452 27,953
60646 27,829
60527 27,440
60091 27,008
60015 26,905
60077 26,316
60656 26,219
60445 25,910
60406 25,899
60467 25,896
60487 25,672
60160 25,025
60153 24,302
60172 24,192
60053 23,070
60419 22,981
60607 22,964

School Districts

Name
Chicago Public Schools
School District U-46
Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District No. 54
Community Unit School District No. 300
Palatine Community Consolidated School District No. 15
Evanston Community Consolidated School District No. 65
Cicero School District No. 99
Community Consolidated School District No. 59
Cook County School District No. 130
Wheeling Community Consolidated School District No. 21
Barrington Community Unit School District No. 220
Chicago Heights School District No. 170
Community Consolidated School District No. 62
Dolton School District No. 148
Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview No. 89
Orland School District No. 135
Oak Park Elementary School District No. 97
Township High School District No. 214
Arlington Heights School District No. 25
Hinsdale Community Consolidated School District No. 181
Glenview Community Consolidated School District No. 34
Prairie-Hills Elementary School District No. 144
Harvey School District No. 152
Park Ridge Community Consolidated School District No. 64
Burbank School District No. 111
Berwyn South School District No. 100
East Maine School District No. 63
Kirby School District No. 140
Oak Lawn-Hometown School District No. 123
Township High School District No. 211
Matteson Elementary School District No. 162
Bellwood School District No. 88
LaGrange School District No. 102
Berkeley School District No. 87
Wilmette School District No. 39
Dolton School District No. 149
Lyons School District No. 103
Indian Springs School District No. 109
Park Forest School District No. 163
Ridgeland School District No. 122
Elementary School District No. 159
Winnetka School District No. 36
Riverside School District No. 96
Hazel Crest School District No. 152-5
Summit School District No. 104
Forest Park School District No. 91
Mannheim School District No. 83
Maine Township High School District No. 207
Elmwood Park Community Unit School District No. 401
Flossmoor School District No. 161
LaGrange School District No. 105
Tinley Park Community Consolidated School District No. 146
Lansing School District No. 158
Posen-Robbins Elementary School District No. 143-5
Evergreen Park Elementary School District No. 124
North Palos School District No. 117
Prospect Heights School District No. 23
South Holland School District No. 151
Western Springs School District No. 101
Brookwood School District No. 167
West Harvey-Dixmoor Public School District No. 147
Palos Heights School District No. 128
Northfield Township High School District No. 225
Forest Ridge School District No. 142
Alsip-Hazelgreen-Oak Lawn School District No. 126
Northbrook School District No. 28
Berwyn North School District No. 98
Franklin Park School District No. 84
Community High School District No. 218
Homewood School District No. 153
J. Sterling Morton High School District No. 201
Mount Prospect School District No. 57
Lemont-Bromberek Central School District No. 113-A
Midlothian School District No. 143
Bremen Community High School District No. 228
Worth School District No. 127
Skokie School District No. 68
Northbrook Elementary School District No. 27
Arbor Park School District No. 145
Steger School District No. 194
Palos Community Consolidated School District No. 118
Thornton Township High School District No. 205
Schiller Park School District No. 81
Glencoe School District No. 35
River Trails School District No. 26
Skokie School District No. 73-5
Atwood Heights School District No. 125
Calumet City School District No. 155
River Forest School District No. 90
South Holland School District No. 150
Chicago Ridge School District No. 127-5
Community Consolidated School District No. 168
Consolidated High School District No. 230
Skokie School District No. 69
Niles Township Community High School District No. 219
Bloom Township High School District No. 206
Proviso Township High School District No. 209
Northbrook-Glenview School District No. 30
Calumet Public School District No. 132
Country Club Hills School District No. 160

Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
1.33 Chicago International Charter School Public, Charter PK-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Noble Street Charter High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.33 Lane Tech College Prep High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
1.33 UNO Network Elementary Charter School Public, Charter K-9 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Lyons Township High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Curie Metropolitan High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 Carl Sandburg High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 J. Sterling Morton East High School Public 10-12 High
1.00 Youth Connections Charter High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
1.33 J. Sterling Morton West High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Oak Park & River Forest High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Kelly High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 New Trier Township High School Public 10-12 High
4.33 Barrington High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Evanston Township High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Homewood-Flossmoor High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Taft High School Public 7-12 Middle, High
1.00 Unity Junior High School Public 7-8 Middle
4.33 Hinsdale Central High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 South Elgin High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.66 Bartlett High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Maine South High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Glenbrook South High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Dundee-Crown High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Amos Alonzo Stagg High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Niles West High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 William Fremd High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Proviso West High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Elgin High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.00 Maine West High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Palatine High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Victor J. Andrew High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Harry D. Jacobs High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Schurz High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Lincoln Park High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Perspectives Charter High School Public, Charter 6-12 Middle, High
4.33 Young Magnet High School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
3.33 Schaumburg High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Thornton Township High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Streamwood High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Prospect High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Glenbrook North High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Niles North High School Public 9-12 High
Loyola Academy Private 9-12 High
3.66 Buffalo Grove High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Larkin High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
1.00 Dwight D. Eisenhower High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Sawyer Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Elk Grove High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Thornton Fractional South High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 James B. Conant High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 John Hersey High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Thornwood High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Alan B. Shepard High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Maine East High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Steinmetz Academic Centre High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Reavis High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Foreman High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Oak Lawn Community High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Wheeling High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Rolling Meadows High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Kenwood Academy High School Public 7-12 Middle, High
1.00 Bogan High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Shields Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Hinsdale South High School Public 9-12 High
Marist High School Private 9-12 High
1.00 Proviso East High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Harold L. Richards High School Public 9-12 High
University of Chicago Lab School Private PK-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
1.00 Eberhart Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
1.33 Argo Community High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Hubbard High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 East Leyden High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Bloom Trail High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Thornton Fractional North High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 West Leyden High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Hoffman Estates High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Bloom High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Juarez Community Academy High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Von Steuben Metro Science High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Morgan Park High School Public 7-12 Middle, High
1.00 Amundsen High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Westfield Community School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
1.66 University of Chicago Charter Schools Public, Charter PK-11 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
1.00 Kennedy High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Disney Elementary Magnet School Public, Magnet PK-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
1.00 Hyde Park Academy High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Mather High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Farragut Career Academy High School Public PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High
1.00 Simeon Career Academy High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Peck Elementary School Public PK-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
1.00 Lake View High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Falconer Elementary School Public PK-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
1.00 Thornridge High School Public 9-12 High
Marian Catholic High School Private 9-12 High
2.66 Oak Forest High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Rich Central Campus High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
1.00 ASPIRA Charter High School Public, Charter 6-12 Middle, High

Colleges

Name
Rasmussen College - Mokena/Tinley Park
Rasmussen College - Romeoville/Joliet
College of DuPage
DeVry University - Illinois
College of Lake County
University of Illinois at Chicago
Moraine Valley Community College
DePaul University
Joliet Junior College
Harper College
Triton College
City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College
American InterContinental University - Online
City Colleges of Chicago - Truman College
Elgin Community College
Oakton Community College
Waubonsee Community College
Columbia College Chicago
Loyola University Chicago
City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J. Daley College
Northwestern University
Ivy Tech Community College - Northwest
Northeastern Illinois University
City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College
Purdue University - Calumet
McHenry County College
City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College
City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College
South Suburban College
Purdue University - North Central
Indiana University - Northwest
University of Chicago
Prairie State College
Morton College
City Colleges of Chicago - Olive-Harvey College
Chicago State University
Lewis University
Roosevelt University
Benedictine University
Robert Morris University - Illinois
Olivet Nazarene University
Elmhurst College
Aurora University
Valparaiso University
North Central College
Saint Xavier University
Illinois Institute of Technology
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago
Wheaton College - Illinois
North Park University
Dominican University
University of St. Francis - Illinois
Kendall College
Computer Systems Institute
St. Augustine College
Lake Forest College
Concordia University Chicago
Universal Technical Institute - Chicago
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Chicago
Trinity Christian College
National Louis University
The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg
University of Phoenix - Chicago
Lincoln College of Technology - Melrose Park
Judson University
Trinity International University - Deerfield
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Northwestern College - Bridgeview
East-West University
Brown Mackie College - Merrillville
Everest College - Merrillville
BIR Training Center
Northwestern College - Chicago
Hebrew Theological College
Kaplan College - Hammond
Illinois School of Health Careers - Chicago Loop
Everest College - Merrionette Park
ITT Technical Institute - Orland Park
Harrington College of Design
International Academy of Design & Technology - Chicago
Westwood College - Chicago Loop
Everest College - Skokie
Westwood College - O'Hare Airport
Cortiva Institute - Chicago
Chicago ORT Technical Institute
American Academy of Art
Paul Mitchell the School - Bradley
Fox College
Brown Mackie College - Michigan City
Westwood College - River Oaks
ITT Technical Institute - Oak Brook
Resurrection University
Everest College - Burr Ridge
CET - Chicago
Soma Institute - The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy
Everest College - North Aurora
Argosy University - Chicago
G Skin & Beauty Institute - Oakbrook
Westwood College - Dupage
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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Race Cook County United States Harris County Maricopa County San Diego County Orange County
White 44.07% 64.16% 33.63% 59.12% 49.01% 44.78%
African American 24.61% 12.21% 18.56% 4.65% 4.78% 1.53%
Hispanic 23.63% 16.05% 40.27% 29.36% 31.62% 33.25%
Asian 6.14% 4.67% 6.13% 3.33% 10.67% 17.67%
Other 1.50% 2.87% 1.38% 3.51% 3.89% 2.74%

Gender

Gender Cook County United States Harris County Maricopa County San Diego County Orange County
Male 48.4% 49.2% 49.8% 49.6% 50.2% 49.5%
Female 51.6% 50.8% 50.2% 50.4% 49.8% 50.5%

Education Levels

Education Levels Cook County United States Harris County Maricopa County San Diego County Orange County
Less than a high school diploma 16% 15% 22% 14% 15% 17%
High school diploma or equivalent 25% 29% 24% 23% 19% 18%
Some college or associate degree 25% 29% 26% 33% 32% 29%
Bachelor's degree 20% 18% 18% 19% 21% 24%
Master's degree or higher 13% 10% 10% 10% 13% 12%

Age

Age Cook County United States Harris County Maricopa County San Diego County Orange County
9 years and under 13% 13% 16% 15% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 12% 12% 11% 12%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 10% 10% 12% 10%
25 to 34 years 16% 13% 16% 14% 15% 14%
35 to 44 years 14% 14% 14% 14% 14% 15%
45 to 54 years 14% 15% 13% 13% 14% 15%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 10% 10% 10% 10%
65 and over 12% 13% 8% 12% 11% 11%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Rent vs. Own Cook County United States Harris County Maricopa County San Diego County Orange County
Rent 40.2% 33.9% 42.4% 34.8% 44.8% 39.7%
Own 59.8% 66.1% 57.6% 65.2% 55.2% 60.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Type of Crime Cook County United States Harris County Maricopa County San Diego County Orange County
Rape 12.9 29.2 31.0 31.9 21.2 13.7
Murder 16.9 5.6 9.5 6.1 3.5 1.8
Robbery 455.3 150.7 394.7 167.0 109.8 73.9
Assault 416.3 280.9 488.1 272.1 250.2 131.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Type of Crime Cook County United States Harris County Maricopa County San Diego County Orange County
Burglary 783.0 718.3 1,175.4 943.8 429.9 386.8
Larceny 2,613.0 2,276.2 3,069.7 2,276.2 1,406.6 1,636.6
Motor vehicle theft 576.0 275.5 571.0 347.0 479.3 245.7

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