Cook County, Illinois - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    5,212,372
  • Population Density
    3,188 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    1,635 sq.mi.
Cook County is in Illinois and has 5,212,372 residents. It has high home values, average rent costs, and very high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

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Cities

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Chicago 2,706,101
4.00 Wheeling Township 154,259
3.00 Worth Township 152,951
3.33 Proviso Township 151,916
4.00 Maine Township 136,194
4.00 Schaumburg Township 131,738
4.33 Palatine Township 113,387
3.66 Lyons Township 112,170
3.00 Bremen Township 110,461
3.66 Elgin 109,825
4.00 Niles Township 106,080
3.66 Hanover Township 99,817
3.66 Orland Township 98,145
4.00 Elk Grove Township 93,165
3.33 Leyden Township 93,059
2.66 Bloom Township 91,197
4.33 Northfield Township 85,441
1.66 Cicero 83,930
3.33 Rich Township 76,809
4.00 Arlington Heights 75,492
4.33 Evanston 74,937
4.00 Schaumburg 74,292
4.33 Palatine 68,738
4.00 Skokie 64,885
4.00 Des Plaines 58,569
3.66 Orland Park 57,194
3.66 Tinley Park 56,810
3.00 Oak Lawn 56,765
2.66 Berwyn 56,626
4.33 New Trier Township 55,701
3.33 Palos Township 54,756
4.00 Mount Prospect 54,436
4.00 Hoffman Estates 52,265
4.33 Oak Park 51,902
4.33 Glenview 44,863
4.33 Buffalo Grove 41,663
3.66 Bartlett 41,297
2.00 Stickney Township 40,852
3.33 Streamwood 40,434
3.66 Hanover Park 38,159
4.00 Wheeling 37,764
4.00 Park Ridge 37,421
2.00 Calumet City 37,130
4.33 Northbrook 33,283
4.00 Elk Grove Village 33,247
2.66 Chicago Heights 30,340
3.66 Niles 29,923
2.33 Burbank 28,993
2.66 Lansing 28,378
3.00 Oak Forest 28,053
4.33 Wilmette 27,268
2.33 Norwood Park Township 26,446
2.00 Melrose Park 25,393
3.33 Elmwood Park 24,918
1.66 Harvey 24,771
1.66 Maywood 24,143
4.00 Rolling Meadows 23,655
2.33 Blue Island 23,621
4.00 Morton Grove 23,341
1.66 Dolton 23,228
4.33 Roselle 22,863
2.66 Park Forest 22,480
2.00 South Holland 22,082
3.33 Lemont Township 21,232
2.33 Calumet Township 20,854
4.00 Homewood 20,012
3.66 Evergreen Park 19,903
3.00 Alsip 19,331
2.00 Bellwood 19,110
4.00 Brookfield 18,968
3.00 Matteson 18,965
3.33 Bensenville 18,453
4.33 Deerfield 18,408
3.00 Franklin Park 18,383
4.33 Frankfort 17,958
3.33 Palos Hills 17,544
3.33 Westchester 16,742
2.33 Country Club Hills 16,659
4.33 Hinsdale 16,637
2.66 Bridgeview 16,457
4.00 Prospect Heights 16,264
3.66 Lemont 16,171
4.00 Barrington Township 15,708
4.33 La Grange 15,618
3.00 Midlothian 14,852
3.00 Norridge 14,726
3.33 Hickory Hills 14,367
2.66 Chicago Ridge 14,363
2.00 Hazel Crest 14,350
3.00 Forest Park 14,202
3.00 Richton Park 13,655
4.33 La Grange Park 13,602
1.66 Riverdale 13,455
4.33 Western Springs 13,008
2.66 Justice 12,951
4.00 Lincolnwood 12,611
1.66 Markham 12,575
3.00 Palos Heights 12,540
3.00 Northlake 12,338
4.33 Winnetka 12,273
3.00 Schiller Park 11,790
2.66 Summit 11,274
4.33 River Forest 11,183
3.00 Crestwood 11,002
2.66 Worth 10,805
4.33 Barrington 10,662
3.00 Lyons 10,653
4.33 Burr Ridge 10,615
1.66 Sauk Village 10,519
3.00 River Grove 10,249
2.33 Steger 9,583
4.33 Flossmoor 9,317
2.33 Lynwood 9,149
4.33 Riverside 8,913
3.00 Glenwood 8,904
4.33 Glencoe 8,766
3.33 Harwood Heights 8,624
2.66 Hillside 8,172
2.33 Calumet Park 7,973
2.00 Broadview 7,940
4.33 Inverness 7,245
3.66 Orland Hills 7,213
3.33 North Riverside 7,004
2.00 Stickney 6,794
2.66 Posen 6,017
3.66 Countryside 5,929
3.66 Willow Springs 5,583
3.00 Berkeley 5,218
4.33 Northfield 5,161
1.33 Robbins 5,151
1.66 Stone Park 4,947
3.33 Palos Park 4,820
3.00 Olympia Fields 4,812
4.33 South Barrington 4,732
3.33 Hometown 4,356
2.00 Burnham 4,209
2.00 South Chicago Heights 4,151
3.00 Rosemont 3,906
4.00 Indian Head Park 3,817
4.00 Barrington Hills 3,653
2.33 Dixmoor 3,633
3.66 East Dundee 2,946
3.00 Thornton 2,803
4.33 Kenilworth 2,786
0.66 Ford Heights 2,781
3.33 Hodgkins 2,152
1.33 Phoenix 2,050
2.66 Merrionette Park 1,766
2.00 East Hazel Crest 1,664
2.66 Forest View 766
2.66 Bedford Park 612
4.33 Golf 458
3.00 McCook 293

Nearby Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 DuPage County 922,803
4.33 Lake County 702,099
4.00 Will County 679,688
4.00 Kane County 518,380
4.00 McHenry County 308,060
2.66 Lake County 494,250
3.66 Porter County 165,168
2.66 Berrien County 156,290

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
2.00 60629 113,833
3.00 60618 97,413
1.66 60639 91,934
2.00 60617 83,435
1.66 60632 90,845
2.66 60647 87,146
1.66 60623 85,158
2.00 60804 84,042
2.00 60608 78,794
3.00 60625 78,966
1.66 60620 73,253
1.66 60628 71,710
2.33 60634 72,718
2.33 60641 70,730
3.66 60657 68,088
1.66 60619 64,922
3.66 60614 68,363
3.00 60640 64,365
1.66 60651 61,150
2.66 60402 64,039
2.00 60609 62,773
4.00 60016 60,794
2.33 60411 58,818
3.00 60453 56,820
2.66 60638 56,033
2.66 60630 57,886
4.00 60056 55,611
3.33 60622 54,272
3.00 60626 51,061
3.33 60120 51,216
4.00 60004 49,957
2.66 60643 51,836
3.66 60613 49,536
2.66 60616 49,491
1.66 60637 48,270
1.33 60644 47,631
4.00 60126 46,450
3.00 60645 46,913
1.66 60649 45,444
4.00 60010 44,031
2.66 60652 42,517
4.00 60201 42,682
2.66 60707 42,712
1.33 60636 39,918
3.00 60660 42,060
4.33 60089 41,645
2.66 60615 40,745
3.66 60103 42,209
3.66 60107 40,677
3.33 60193 39,883
4.33 60062 40,095
2.66 60659 39,657
1.00 60624 39,283
4.00 60074 39,053
3.66 60462 38,801
4.33 60025 38,667
3.66 60133 38,369
4.33 60067 38,450
3.66 60477 38,144
3.33 60610 38,740
4.00 60068 37,421
4.00 60090 37,744
2.00 60409 37,202
1.00 60621 33,608
2.33 60612 36,052
3.33 60007 33,973
4.00 60169 34,103
4.00 60076 32,922
4.33 60302 32,218
4.33 60202 32,255
3.33 60525 31,514
1.66 60653 31,086
4.00 60423 30,261
4.00 60005 30,931
2.66 60714 30,111
3.00 60631 28,899
2.66 60438 28,815
2.33 60459 29,107
2.66 60018 28,749
1.66 60426 28,260
3.66 60611 29,722
3.33 60655 28,173
1.66 60827 28,547
3.33 60452 28,096
3.00 60646 28,314
4.33 60527 28,181
4.33 60091 27,268
4.33 60015 27,218
4.00 60077 27,189
2.66 60656 27,468
3.00 60445 26,171
2.33 60406 26,021
3.66 60467 26,880
4.00 60487 26,795
2.00 60160 25,459
1.66 60153 24,152
4.00 60172 24,588
4.00 60053 23,341
1.66 60419 22,978
3.33 60607 25,134
2.33 60706 23,284
2.66 60466 22,667
3.00 60803 22,945
3.66 60439 23,177
2.00 60473 22,445
3.00 60164 22,116
3.66 60008 22,302
3.66 60430 21,217
3.66 60605 24,972
3.00 60443 20,800
3.00 60805 19,903
3.66 60194 20,322
4.33 60093 19,010
2.00 60104 19,061
4.00 60513 18,995
3.33 60642 18,312
2.66 60131 18,068
4.33 60521 17,660
3.33 60465 17,567
4.33 60304 17,455
3.66 60154 16,804
2.33 60478 16,856
2.33 60429 16,006
2.66 60455 16,343
4.00 60192 16,522
4.00 60070 15,937
3.33 60546 15,970
3.33 60463 14,337
3.00 60130 14,202
3.66 60654 15,885
2.66 60415 14,294
3.33 60457 14,367
2.66 60458 14,111
2.33 60633 13,474
2.66 60471 13,865
4.00 60526 13,609
4.33 60026 13,869
4.33 60558 13,008
1.66 60428 12,463
4.00 60712 12,611
4.33 60173 12,143
3.00 60176 11,790
2.33 60501 11,886
4.33 60305 11,183
2.66 60482 11,152
3.00 60534 10,626
3.00 60171 10,300
3.00 60464 9,707
2.33 60475 9,797
4.33 60422 9,007
3.00 60425 9,000
4.00 60601 9,732
2.66 60162 8,110
4.33 60022 8,327
2.33 60155 7,931
4.00 60661 7,436
2.66 60469 6,017
1.66 60472 5,182
3.00 60163 5,218
3.33 60480 5,006
1.66 60165 4,947
3.00 60461 4,706
4.33 60203 4,749
3.00 60456 4,356
4.33 60195 3,810
2.33 60476 2,837
4.33 60043 2,786
4.33 60301 2,229
4.00 60606 2,789
4.00 60602 1,463
4.33 60029 435
3.66 60603 882
3.33 60604 415
3.66 60141 190

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Adlai E. Stevenson High School District No. 125 1
4.33 New Trier Township High School District No. 203 2
Skokie School District No. 68 4
Sandridge School District No. 172 1
Community Consolidated School District No. 62 11
4.33 Northfield Township High School District No. 225 4
Evanston Community Consolidated School District No. 65 17
Skokie School District No. 69 3
East Maine School District No. 63 7
4.33 Barrington Community Unit School District No. 220 12
East Prairie School District No. 73 1
4.33 Township High School District No. 113 2
Schiller Park School District No. 81 3
4.33 Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86 2
4.33 Elmhurst School District No. 205 13
River Trails School District No. 26 3
Community Consolidated School District No. 59 14
Keeneyville School District No. 20 3
Homewood School District No. 153 4
Wheeling Community Consolidated School District No. 21 13
Fairview School District No. 72 1
Evergreen Park Elementary School District No. 124 5
LaGrange School District No. 105 5
Burbank School District No. 111 8
Franklin Park School District No. 84 4

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Adlai E. Stevenson High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Payton College Preparatory High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Young Magnet High School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Northside College Preparatory High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Glenbrook North High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Glenbrook South High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 New Trier Township High School Public 10-12 High
4.33 Hinsdale Central High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Deerfield High School Public 9-12 High
Madison Elementary School Public PK, K-2 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Highland Park High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Evanston Township High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 William Fremd High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Barrington High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Lane Tech College Prep High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Barrington Middle School - Station Campus Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Barbara B. Rose Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Technology Center of DuPage Public 11-12 High
4.33 Roslyn Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Sandburg Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 North Barrington Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Countryside Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Avoca West Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Barrington Middle School - Prairie Campus Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Grove Avenue Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Ravenswood Baptist Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 The Latin School of Chicago Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Larkin Center School Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
Parkview Baptist Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Gah Dillard Harris Educational Center Private, Special Education 6-12 High
4.33 University of Chicago Lab School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Lake Forest Academy Private, Boarding 9-12 High
Marklund Day School Private, Special Education PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Lutherbrook Academy Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, High
Calumet Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Morgan Park Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Lydia Urban Academy Private, Alternative, Religious 9-11 Middle
Jewish Children's Bureau School Private, Religious, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
Thresholds High School Private, Special Education 10-12 High
New Horizon Center Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. School Private, Religious, Special Education 5-12 High
East Capitol High School Private, Special Education 9-12 High
4.00 Francis W. Parker School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Ridgewood Baptist Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Hillside Academy Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Private, Boarding, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.66 St. Ignatius College Preparatory School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.66 North Shore Country Day School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Esperanza School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, High
Banner North School Private, Alternative 6-12 Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 University of Chicago
4.33 Northwestern University
4.00 Wheaton College - Illinois
4.00 VanderCook College of Music
3.66 Moody Bible Institute
3.66 DePaul University
3.33 North Central College
3.00 Lake Forest College
3.00 University of Illinois at Chicago
3.00 Illinois Institute of Technology
3.00 North Park University
3.00 Loyola University Chicago
3.00 University of St. Francis - Illinois
3.00 Elmhurst College
3.00 School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2.66 Roosevelt University
2.66 Lewis University
2.66 Olivet Nazarene University
2.66 Valparaiso University
2.66 Saint Xavier University
2.66 Columbia College Chicago
2.66 Concordia University Chicago
2.66 Trinity Christian College
2.66 Judson University
2.33 Purdue University - Calumet

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Cook County United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area
White 43.66% 63.25% 63.25% 54.70%
Hispanic 24.21% 16.62% 16.04% 20.94%
African American 24.10% 12.23% 14.20% 16.87%
Asian 6.40% 4.83% 4.71% 5.77%
Multiracial 1.36% 2.05% 1.53% 1.45%
Other 0.14% 0.19% 0.13% 0.15%
Native American 0.11% 0.66% 0.11% 0.11%
Pacific Islander 0.01% 0.16% 0.02% 0.02%

Age

Cook County United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area
9 years and under 13% 13% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 10% 9%
25 to 34 years 16% 13% 14% 14%
35 to 44 years 14% 13% 13% 14%
45 to 54 years 14% 14% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 12% 11%
65 and over 12% 13% 13% 12%

Education Levels

Cook County United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 16% 14% 13% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 24% 28% 27% 25%
Some college or associate degree 26% 29% 29% 27%
Bachelor's degree 21% 18% 19% 21%
Master's degree or higher 14% 11% 12% 13%

Gender

Cook County United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area
Male 48.4% 49.2% 49.1% 48.9%
Female 51.6% 50.8% 50.9% 51.1%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Cook County United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area
Rent 41.7% 35.1% 32.5% 34.0%
Own 58.3% 64.9% 67.5% 66.0%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Cook County United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area
Assault 39.6 278.9 116.8 68.1
Murder 9.4 5.0 6.1 7.1
Robbery 282.7 159.8 166.0 187.3

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Cook County United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area
Burglary 535.0 573.5 473.4 439.9
Larceny 2069.2 2079.6 1830.6 1806.4
Motor vehicle theft 312.3 235.5 184.0 220.7

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
31°
17°
35°
20°
46°
29°
59°
40°
70°
50°
80°
60°
84°
65°
82°
64°
75°
55°
63°
44°
48°
33°
35°
21°
Precipitation
1.9"
1.9"
2.6"
3.6"
4.1"
4.0"
4.1"
4.4"
3.3"
3.2"
3.3"
2.5"
Snowfall
10.8"
8.7"
5.1"
0.9"
0.0"
0"
0"
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0.1"
1.2"
7.7"

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  • 35°
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    Precipitation

  • 1.9"
  • 1.9"
  • 2.6"
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  • 4.1"
  • 4.0"
  • 4.1"
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  • 10.8"
  • 8.7"
  • 5.1"
  • 0.9"
  • 0.0"
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  • 0"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 31°
    17°
  • 35°
    20°
  • 46°
    29°
  • 59°
    40°
  • 70°
    50°
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    60°
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  • 1.9"
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  • 2.6"
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  • 4.0"
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    Snowfall

  • 10.8"
  • 8.7"
  • 5.1"
  • 0.9"
  • 0.0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.1"
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  • 7.7"