Chicago Metro Area

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The Chicago metro area is centered in Illinois and has 9,425,706 residents. It has high home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.
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Chicago Metro Area

Cities

Name Population
Chicago 2,700,741
Aurora 194,053
Joliet 146,820
Naperville 141,401
Elgin 108,681
Kenosha 98,845
Waukegan 89,345
Cicero 83,598
Gary 82,797
Hammond 81,116
Arlington Heights 75,094
Evanston 74,149
Schaumburg 73,771
Bolingbrook 73,223
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
Wheaton 53,082
Oak Park 51,632
Hoffman Estates 51,608
Downers Grove 47,899
DeKalb 44,273
Glenview 44,134
Elmhurst 43,934
Lombard 43,031
Buffalo Grove 41,735
Crystal Lake 41,027
Bartlett 40,583
Streamwood 39,816
Carol Stream 39,729
Romeoville 38,539
Hanover Park 37,847
Carpentersville 37,480
Plainfield 37,447
Park Ridge 37,272
Wheeling 37,257
Calumet City 36,997
Addison 36,810
Portage 36,543
Merrillville 34,779
Glendale Heights 33,898
Elk Grove Village 33,080
Northbrook 32,933
North Chicago 32,906
St. Charles 32,792
Woodridge 32,699
Mundelein 31,555
Valparaiso 31,354
Gurnee 31,192
Chicago Heights 30,381
East Chicago 30,003
Highland Park 29,983
Algonquin 29,731
Niles 29,581
Oswego 29,174
Schererville 28,811
Hobart 28,807
Lake in the Hills 28,784
Burbank 28,655
Lansing 28,158
Round Lake Beach 28,099
Oak Forest 27,822
Glen Ellyn 27,610
Wilmette 27,010
Crown Point 26,816
McHenry 26,760
West Chicago 26,663
Batavia 25,828
Harvey 25,189
Melrose Park 24,993
Westmont 24,865
Elmwood Park 24,784
Vernon Hills 24,710
Homer Glen 24,534
Woodstock 24,512
Zion 24,410
Lockport 24,340
Maywood 24,234
New Lenox 24,190
Highland 23,741
Blue Island 23,520
Munster 23,406
Rolling Meadows 23,391
Dolton 23,262
Morton Grove 23,070
Roselle 22,753
Huntley 22,676
Park Forest 22,489
Villa Park 22,374
Lisle 22,342
Darien 22,142
Bloomingdale 21,952
South Holland 21,949
South Elgin 21,600
Geneva 21,550

Nearby Metro Areas

Name Population
Milwaukee Metro Area 1,547,501
Indianapolis Metro Area 1,739,071
Grand Rapids Metro Area 774,664
Dayton Metro Area 843,230
St. Louis Metro Area 2,801,982
Detroit Metro Area 4,320,982
Cincinnati Metro Area 2,120,924
Louisville Metro Area 1,273,988
Columbus Metro Area 1,819,568
Des Moines Metro Area 562,406

Comparable Metro Areas

Name Population Distance
New York City Metro Area 18,796,078 692 mi.
Philadelphia Metro Area 5,938,918 673 mi.
Boston Metro Area 4,521,737 863 mi.
Washington, D.C. Metro Area 5,503,801 577 mi.
San Francisco Metro Area 4,292,964 1,839 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
60085 70,767
60657 68,809
60505 68,027
60619 67,701
60614 66,352
60640 64,952
60651 64,182
60402 63,217
60609 62,671
60016 60,346
60506 58,917
46307 58,447
60073 58,230
60411 58,184
60453 56,348
60638 55,810
60630 55,571
60056 55,052
60440 54,044
60622 52,896
60626 51,029
60148 50,807
60120 50,682
60004 49,787
60643 49,641
60613 49,370
60014 48,964
60616 48,774
60435 48,162
60637 47,636
60123 47,265
60644 47,127
60115 46,456
60586 46,229
60126 45,842
60645 45,511
60649 44,884
60010 44,464
46360 44,351
60652 42,883
60201 42,648
60188 42,196
60707 42,164
60540 42,050
60636 41,973
60660 41,840
60089 41,705
60047 41,657
60615 41,392
60103 41,252
60564 40,793
60565 40,414
60107 40,007
60193 39,973
60062 39,723
60659 39,586
60624 39,470
60101 39,259
46383 39,159
60137 39,102
60446 38,778
46410 38,656
60074 38,477
60110 38,375
60462 38,282
60025 38,257
46385 38,026
60133 38,022
46368 38,001
60031 37,983
60067 37,892
60477 37,857
60610 37,309
60068 37,272
60090 37,257
60504 37,209
60060 37,197
60409 37,073
60563 36,634
60621 35,837
60030 35,672
60185 35,497
60612 34,569
60441 34,563
60046 34,463
60543 34,419

School Districts

Name
Chicago Public Schools
School District U-46
Indian Prairie Community Unit School District No. 204
Plainfield School District No. 202
Community Unit School District No. 300
Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District No. 54
Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60
Naperville Community Unit School District No. 203
Joliet Public School District No. 86
Oswego Community Unit School District No. 308
Community Unit School District No. 200
Valley View Community Unit School District No. 365-U
Palatine Community Consolidated School District No. 15
Aurora West Unified School District No. 129
Aurora East Unified School District No. 131
Evanston Community Consolidated School District No. 65
St. Charles Community Unit School District No. 303
Cicero School District No. 99
Community Consolidated School District No. 59
Cook County School District No. 130
Elmhurst School District No. 205
Downers Grove Grade School District No. 58
Wheeling Community Consolidated School District No. 21
Woodstock Community Unit School District No. 200
New Lenox School District No. 122
DeKalb Community Unit School District No. 428
Crystal Lake Community Consolidated School District No. 47
North Shore School District No. 112
Barrington Community Unit School District No. 220
Chicago Heights School District No. 170
Dolton School District No. 148
Community Consolidated School District No. 62
North Chicago School District No. 187
Geneva Community Unit School District No. 304
Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview No. 89
Crete Monee Community Unit School District No. 201-U
Township High School District No. 214
Oak Park Elementary School District No. 97
Orland School District No. 135
Arlington Heights School District No. 25
Hinsdale Community Consolidated School District No. 181
Round Lake Community Unit School District No. 116
Grayslake Community Consolidated School District No. 46
Yorkville Community Unit School District No. 115
DuPage County School District No. 45
Prairie-Hills Elementary School District No. 144
Burbank School District No. 111
Addison Elementary School District No. 4
Park Ridge Community Consolidated School District No. 64
Glenview Community Consolidated School District No. 34
Consolidated School District No. 158
Berwyn South School District No. 100
West Chicago Elementary School District No. 33
McHenry Community Consolidated School District No. 15
Batavia Unified School District No. 101
Harvey School District No. 152
Community Consolidated School District No. 93
Lake Zurich Community Unit School District No. 95
Minooka Community Consolidated School District No. 201
Hawthorn Community Consolidated School District No. 73
Sycamore Community Unit School District No. 427
Summit Hill School District No. 161
Matteson Elementary School District No. 162
Woodridge School District No. 68
Central Community Unit School District No. 301
Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District No. 96
Troy Community Consolidated School District No. 30-C
Oak Lawn-Hometown School District No. 123
Bellwood School District No. 88
Kirby School District No. 140
Township High School District No. 211
East Maine School District No. 63
Lombard School District No. 44
Zion Elementary School District No. 6
Dolton School District No. 149
Wilmette School District No. 39
Homer Community Consolidated School District No. 33c
Deerfield School District No. 109
Park Forest School District No. 163
Wauconda Community Unit School District No. 118
Cary Community Consolidated School District No. 26
Sandwich Community Unit School District No. 430
Harvard Community Unit School District No. 50
LaGrange School District No. 102
Lyons School District No. 103
Indian Springs School District No. 109
Kaneland Community Unit School District No. 302
Berkeley School District No. 87
Peotone Community Unit School District No. 207-U
Queen Bee School District No. 16
Glen Ellyn School District No. 41
Tinley Park Community Consolidated School District No. 146
Marquardt School District No. 15
North Palos School District No. 117
Genoa Kingston Community Unit School District No. 424
Winnetka School District No. 36
Lansing School District No. 158
Hazel Crest School District No. 152-5
LaGrange School District No. 105
Lake Forest School District No. 67

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
3.66 Warren Township High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Waukegan High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Neuqua Valley High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Adlai E. Stevenson High School Public 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
3.33 Lockport Township High School - East Campus 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
1.33 Bolingbrook 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 West Aurora High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 J. Sterling Morton West High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Lake Central High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Naperville North High School Public PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High
4.00 Oak Park & River Forest High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 South High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 East 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
4.33 Naperville Central High School Public PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High
3.00 Evanston Township High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Waubonsie Valley High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Joliet Central High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Homewood-Flossmoor High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Lake Park High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Taft High School Public 7-12 Middle, High
1.66 Joliet West High School Public 9-12 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
3.33 Portage High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Bartlett High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.00 Glenbard North High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 York Community High School Public 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
4.00 Crown Point High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Zion-Benton Township High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Minooka Community High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Glenbard East 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
2.33 Plainfield South High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Merrillville 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
3.00 Woodland Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Wheaton Warrenville South 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
4.00 Glenbard West High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Lincoln-Way East High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Tremper High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Huntley High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 St. Charles East 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
4.00 Lake Zurich High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Young Magnet High School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
4.00 Wheaton North High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Mundelein Consolidated High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Plainfield High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Schaumburg High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Thornton Township High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 North High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Community High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Streamwood High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.00 Oswego High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Prospect High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Valparaiso High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Glenbrook North High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Woodland Elementary School Public 1-3 Elementary
3.33 Niles North High School Public 9-12 High
Loyola Academy Private 9-12 High
2.33 Oswego East High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Buffalo Grove High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Willowbrook High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Larkin High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 St. Charles North High School Public 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
1.00 Bradford High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 James B. Conant High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Highland Park High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Libertyville High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 John Hersey High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Chesterton Senior High School Public 9-12 High

Colleges

Name
Purdue University
College of DuPage
DeVry University - Illinois
College of Lake County
University of Illinois at Chicago
Moraine Valley Community College
Northern Illinois University
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
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
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
Gateway Technical College
Purdue University - Calumet
Rock Valley College
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
Kishwaukee College
Chicago State University
Lewis University
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Illinois Valley Community College
Kankakee Community College
Roosevelt University
Benedictine University
Carroll University
Robert Morris University - Illinois
Olivet Nazarene University
Elmhurst College
Aurora University
Valparaiso University
Blackhawk Technical College
Carthage College
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
Alverno College
University of St. Francis - Illinois
Kendall College
Computer Systems Institute
Rasmussen College - Rockford
St. Augustine College
Lake Forest College
Concordia University Chicago
Universal Technical Institute - Chicago
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Chicago
Trinity Christian College
Beloit College
National Louis University
The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg
University of Phoenix - Chicago
Lincoln College of Technology - Melrose Park
Saint Joseph's College - Indiana
Judson University
Rockford 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
ITT Technical Institute - Greenfield
Illinois School of Health Careers - Chicago Loop
Rockford Career College
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
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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Race Chicago Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Boston Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
White 55.31% 64.16% 49.32% 65.41% 75.60% 48.99% 43.03%
Hispanic 20.35% 16.05% 22.57% 7.59% 8.79% 13.46% 21.28%
African American 17.14% 12.21% 16.26% 20.20% 6.75% 25.47% 8.11%
Asian 5.56% 4.67% 9.83% 4.85% 6.39% 9.11% 22.99%
Other 1.59% 2.87% 1.98% 1.90% 2.43% 2.93% 4.55%

Gender

Gender Chicago Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Boston Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
Male 48.9% 49.2% 48.2% 48.2% 48.4% 48.7% 49.3%
Female 51.1% 50.8% 51.8% 51.8% 51.6% 51.3% 50.7%

Education Levels

Education Levels Chicago Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Boston Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 14% 15% 16% 12% 10% 10% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 25% 29% 27% 31% 25% 19% 18%
Some college or associate degree 27% 29% 22% 24% 23% 23% 26%
Bachelor's degree 21% 18% 21% 20% 24% 25% 27%
Master's degree or higher 13% 10% 15% 13% 19% 22% 17%

Age

Age Chicago Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Boston Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
9 years and under 14% 13% 12% 13% 12% 13% 12%
10 to 17 years 12% 11% 11% 11% 10% 11% 9%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 9% 10% 10% 9% 9%
25 to 34 years 14% 13% 14% 13% 14% 15% 15%
35 to 44 years 14% 14% 14% 14% 14% 15% 15%
45 to 54 years 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 11% 12% 12% 11% 12%
65 and over 11% 13% 13% 13% 13% 10% 12%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Rent vs. Own Chicago Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Boston Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
Rent 32.6% 33.9% 47.4% 30.7% 37.2% 34.4% 44.5%
Own 67.3% 66.1% 52.6% 69.3% 62.7% 65.6% 55.5%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Type of Crime Chicago Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Boston Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
Murder 18.5 5.6 4.9 20.4 8.0 13.9 12.5
Robbery 497.6 150.7 238.5 495.3 269.5 589.1 495.5
Assault 453.1 280.9 371.3 541.9 450.4 537.5 369.5

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Type of Crime Chicago Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Philadelphia Metro Area Boston Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area San Francisco Metro Area
Burglary 839.9 718.3 229.9 776.0 534.2 556.5 894.0
Larceny 2,684.9 2,276.2 1,402.7 2,442.3 2,126.5 3,510.2 2,761.4
Motor vehicle theft 627.7 275.5 97.8 398.5 234.2 561.3 924.4

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