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Population in 2012: 2,714,856 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 
Males: 1,315,078  (48.4%)
Females: 1,399,778  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
Illinois median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 60018, 60068, 60176, 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610, 60611, 60612, 60613, 60614, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60618, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60622, 60623, 60624, 60625, 60626, 60628, 60630, 60631, 60632, 60634, 60636, 60637, 60639, 60640, 60641, 60642, 60643, 60644, 60645, 60646, 60647, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653, 60654, 60655, 60656, 60657, 60659, 60660, 60661, 60706, 60707, 60714.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,214 (it was $38,625 in 2000)
Chicago:

$45,214
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,655 (it was $20,175 in 2000)

Chicago city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $211,700 (it was $144,300 in 2000)
Chicago:

$211,700
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $310,870; Detached houses: $282,375; Townhouses or other attached units: $397,132; In 2-unit structures: $292,419; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $355,193; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $370,902; Mobile homes: $117,734; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $262,385

Median gross rent in 2012: $920.

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Chicago races chart
  • White alone - 864,492 (31.8%)
  • Black alone - 855,143 (31.5%)
  • Hispanic - 788,508 (29.0%)
  • Asian alone - 158,879 (5.9%)
  • Two or more races - 39,344 (1.4%)
  • Other race alone - 4,883 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2,886 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 709 (0.03%)

Races in Chicago detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chicago: 107.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (6.6%), German (6.6%), Polish (5.4%), Italian (3.4%), United States (1.9%), English (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/12/1875

Elevation: 596 feet

Land area: 227.1 square miles.

Population density: 11,953 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Chicago,IL real estate house value index trend

Chicago, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Chicago:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chicago city:

  • Never married: 47.3%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

580,105 residents are foreign born (4.2% Asia, 4.0% Europe).

This city:  21.4%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 2,781 registered sex offenders living in Chicago, Illinois as of January 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chicago to the number of sex offenders is 976 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,663 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,641 (1.4%)

Chicago satellite photo by USGS

Nearest cities: Cicero, IL (2.0 miles ), Berwyn, IL (2.4 miles ), Stickney, IL (2.4 miles ), Forest View, IL (2.4 miles ), Oak Park, IL (2.6 miles ), Riverside, IL (2.7 miles ), Forest Park, IL (2.7 miles ), Bedford Park, IL (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 720 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 1998: 1225 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 1999: 839 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2000: 1334 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2001: 883 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2002: 754 buildings, average cost: $227,100
  • 2003: 1023 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2004: 1087 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2005: 1507 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2006: 1415 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2007: 870 buildings, average cost: $188,800
  • 2008: 381 buildings, average cost: $200,500
  • 2009: 129 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2010: 164 buildings, average cost: $195,600
  • 2011: 214 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2012: 317 buildings, average cost: $210,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.84 N, Longitude: 87.68 W

Chicago nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Chi-Town, City in a Garden, The City of the Big Shoulders, The City That Works, The Second City, The Windy City, The White City, Da Chi & The 'Go, The Chill or Chi Ill, City by the Lake

Daytime population change due to commuting: +186,086 (+6.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 908,871 (74.6%)

Area codes: 773, 312, 708, 847, 630, 217, 815, 618, 309

Chicago household income distribution Chicago home values distribution

Crime rates in Chicago by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 627665648651448446467443510459432431500
per 100,000 21.723.022.422.615.615.616.415.618.016.115.215.918.5
Rapes 2,2371,9761,9632,0231,7571,6181,5241,5931,5691,4391,3721,459N/A
per 100,000 77.268.267.870.161.256.553.656.255.350.448.453.9N/A
Robberies 19,44918,47318,53218,53015,96515,96115,86015,41216,64915,88413,75712,40813,476
per 100,000 671.6637.9639.9642.0556.4557.6558.0544.0587.0556.7485.5458.8497.6
Assaults 26,66025,57124,84222,90518,82017,93417,44117,41417,02915,74314,21313,97512,272
per 100,000 920.6883.0857.8793.6656.0626.6613.6614.6600.4551.8501.6516.8453.1
Burglaries 28,40126,02625,55225,61424,54225,29824,12524,71926,03126,52026,20326,42022,748
per 100,000 980.7898.7882.3887.4855.4883.9848.7872.4917.9929.5924.7976.9839.9
Thefts 105,72898,54496,38097,48494,65183,23583,51882,41885,99978,67974,76472,37372,717
per 100,000 3650.83402.73328.03377.53299.02908.02938.22908.93032.32757.72638.52676.12684.9
Auto thefts 35,57027,57125,24525,09622,78822,49121,82318,56718,96915,47619,44619,07817,001
per 100,000 1228.2952.0871.7869.5794.3785.8767.7655.3668.8542.4686.3705.4627.7
Arson 1,1061,0061,0221,016772683716705637609519503N/A
per 100,000 38.234.735.335.226.923.925.224.922.521.318.318.6N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 824.3762.8745.8737.8650.0625.7619.7607.4631.3583.3554.3562.0N/A

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Chicago detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 12,766 (11,944 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.41
Illinois average:

2.76

Chicago tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.2%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +110,188 (+4.0%).
Most common industries in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Other production occupations (2%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (5%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (4%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, baggage porters, concierges, and child care workers (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

Work and jobs in Chicago: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chicago, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chicago-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the Chicago city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.1 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chicago-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 234.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 209.1 miles away from Chicago center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 266.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 232.9 miles away from Chicago center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 225.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chicago topographic map

Birthplace of: Olaf M. Hustvedt - Admiral, Dennis DeYoung - Male singer, Rickey Henderson - (born 1958), baseball player, Theodore Kaczynski - (born 1942), the Unabomber, John C. Reilly - Actor, Michael Crichton - Novelist, Michael Carlson - Chef, John Ashcroft - Attorney General of US, CM Punk - Professional wrestler, Jason Robards - Film actor.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Chicago: Addison E. Baker, Allen James Lynch, Anthony L. Krotiak, Edward C. Krzyzowski, Edward J. Moskala, Edward S. Michael, Gerald O. Young, Harold Ernest Goettler, Henry F. Schroeder, James Robb Church, John Harold Leims, John Henry Helms, John Joseph Kelly, John Peter Fardy, Joseph Jeremiah McCarthy, Milton L. Iii Olive, Richard Edward Kraus, Robert E. Gerstung, Thomas A. Pope, Weedon E. Osborne, William Charlie Horton, William G. Windrich, William P. Johnston, Willie Cronan.

Main business address for: ARCHIPELAGO HOLDINGS INC (SECURITY & COMMODITY BROKERS, DEALERS, EXCHANGES & SERVICES), ARVIDA JMB PARTNERS L P (OPERATIVE BUILDERS), FIRST CAPITAL INCOME PROPERTIES LTD SERIES XI (REAL ESTATE), CLICK COMMERCE INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), IDS MANAGED FUTURES II L P (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS), GENERAL GROWTH PROPERTIES INC (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS), OIL DRI CORPORATION OF AMERICA (MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES), OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL CORP (SURETY INSURANCE) and 102 other public companies.

Hospitals in Chicago:

  • A TOUCH OF GRACE HOSPICE, INC (1033 WEST VAN BUREN, SUITE 705)
  • CHILDRENS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 2300 CHILDRENS PLAZA)
  • HARTGROVE HOSPITAL (520 N RIDGEWAY)
  • ILLINOIS STATE PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE (1153 NORTH LAVERGENE AVENUE)
  • LINCOLN WEST HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 2544 W MONTROSE AVE)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2525 S MICHIGAN AVE)
  • NORTHWESTERN MEM HOSPITAL HOSPICE PROG (676 N ST CLAIR, SUITE 720)
  • PROVIDENT HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO (Government - Local, 500 E 51ST ST)
  • SIX CORNERS SAMEDAY SURGERY (4211 NORTH CICERO AVENUE)
  • THC CHICAGO INC DBA KINDRED CHICAGO (4058 W MELROSE)
  • WOODLAWN HOSPITAL (6060 S DREXEL AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Chicago:

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Amtrak station:

CHICAGO (225 S. CANAL ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Biggest Colleges/Universities in Chicago:

  • DeVry University-Illinois (Full-time enrollment: 26,380; Location: 3300 N Campbell Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.devry.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (FT enrollment: 23,703; Location: 601 S Morgan; Public; Website: www.uic.edu/index.html/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • DePaul University (FT enrollment: 20,620; Location: 1 E Jackson Blvd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.depaul.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Loyola University Chicago (FT enrollment: 13,233; Location: 1032 W. Sheridan Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.luc.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • University of Chicago (FT enrollment: 11,506; Location: 5801 S Ellis Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Columbia College-Chicago (FT enrollment: 9,711; Location: 600 South Michigan; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.colum.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College (FT enrollment: 9,050; Location: 1145 W Wilson Ave.; Public; Website: ccc.edu/colleges/truman/pages/default.aspx)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College (FT enrollment: 8,683; Location: 4300 N Narragansett; Public; Website: ccc.edu/colleges/wright/pages/default.aspx)
  • Northeastern Illinois University (FT enrollment: 8,004; Location: 5500 N Saint Louis Ave; Public; Website: www.neiu.edu/; Offers Master's degree)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College (FT enrollment: 7,497; Location: 7500 S Pulaski Rd; Public; Website: ccc.edu/colleges/daley/pages/default.aspx)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College (FT enrollment: 6,987; Location: 30 E Lake St; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu/colleges/washington/Pages/default.aspx)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College (FT enrollment: 5,494; Location: 1900 W Van Buren; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu/colleges/malcolm-x/pages/default.aspx)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (FT enrollment: 5,450; Location: 3300 S Federal St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.iit.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College (FT enrollment: 5,044; Location: 6301 S Halsted St; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu/colleges/kennedy/pages/default.aspx)
  • Roosevelt University (FT enrollment: 4,683; Location: 430 S Michigan Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.roosevelt.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Chicago State University (FT enrollment: 4,352; Location: 9501 S. King Drive; Public; Website: www.csu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (FT enrollment: 4,110; Location: 10001 S Woodlawn Ave; Public; Website: ccc.edu/colleges/olive-harvey/pages/default.aspx)
  • National Louis University (FT enrollment: 4,093; Location: 122 S Michigan Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nl.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Robert Morris University Illinois (FT enrollment: 3,975; Location: 401 S State Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.robertmorris.edu/; Offers Master's degree)
  • Saint Xavier University (FT enrollment: 3,576; Location: 3700 W 103rd St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.SXU.EDU; Offers Master's degree)

Biggest public high schools in Chicago:

Biggest private high schools in Chicago:

  • MARIST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,809; Location: 4200 W 115TH ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • UNIV OF CHICAGO LAB SCHOOL (Students: 1,742; Location: 1362 E 59TH ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • MOTHER MCAULEY LIBERAL ARTS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,469; Location: 3737 W 99TH ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • ST IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP (Students: 1,356; Location: 1076 W ROOSEVELT RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BR RICE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,202; Location: 10001 S PULASKI RD; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE (Students: 1,197; Location: 3434 S MICHIGAN; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • THE LATIN SCHOOL OF CHICAGO (Students: 1,105; Location: 59 W NORTH BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ST PATRICK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 961; Location: 5900 W BELMONT AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • MOUNT CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 901; Location: 6410 S DANTE AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • RESURRECTION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 776; Location: 7500 W TALCOTT AVE; Grades: 7 - 12; Girls only)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Chicago:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Chicago:

  • ST JOHN FISHER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 767; Location: 10200 S WASHTENAW AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FRANCES XAVIER WARDE SCHOOL (Students: 743; Location: 120 S DESPLAINES ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FRANCES XAVIER WARD SCHOOL (Students: 740; Location: 751 N STATE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CHRISTINA SCHOOL (Students: 739; Location: 3333 W 110TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 719; Location: 9130 S VINCENNES AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST DANIEL THE PROPHET SCHOOL (Students: 689; Location: 5337 S NATOMA AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOLS (Students: 651; Location: 6250 N SHERIDAN RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JULIANA SCHOOL (Students: 584; Location: 7400 W TOUHY AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • QUEEN OF ALL SAINTS (Students: 570; Location: 6230 N LEMONT AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST BEDE THE VENERABLE (Students: 565; Location: 4440 W 83RD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Chicago, map of school districts: CITY OF CHICAGO SCHOOL DISTRICT 299

Library in Chicago:

  • CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $99,548,289; Location: 400 SOUTH STATE STREET; 5,526,677 books; 1,095 e-books; 254,956 audio materials; 364,629 video materials; 61 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 16,905 print serial subscriptions; 773 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Other notable locations in the city include Navy Pier, Sears Tower, U.S Cellular Field formerly known as Comisky Park. Another beach to include is Foster Avenue Beach.
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP) has added one more Channel in 2005. Now they also own WFBT-CA Channel 48. added by Thomas
  • WOCH-LP Channel 28 Has Canged It's Channel to Channel 41 is a Class A CHannel Korean Channel WOCH-CA Channel 41 added by randallrocket
  • Marist High School turned Co-Ed in 2002.
  • Calumet Heights (Stony Island Heights & Pill Hill) UC Physicians Hospital; Stony Island Medical; Advocate Hospital/Clinic; Advocate Trinity Hospital added by Calumetman
  • The area codes for chicago are only 773 and 312. The others are surrounding suburbs or city businesses placed in suburban areas
  • "One of the cool buildings from the ground" is the Aon Building (formerly the Standard Oil building, which then was known as the BP Amoco Building) on the East Loop of Chicago
  • Meigs Field (airport) has been demolished! It no longer exists! The area is now the Museum Campus.
  • In "Other Use Airports" listing * MERRILL C MEIGS (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: CGX).* Meigs Field no longer exists. It was destroyed at Mayor Daley's request in January 2003.
  • The former Meigs Field, is not the Musem Campus, it is Northerly Island, which includes open parkland under the administration of the Chicago Park District as well as Charter One Pavilion, an open-air ampitheatre for concerts and other live performances.

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Notable locations in Chicago: Jackson Park Yacht Club (A), Billy Caldwell Golf Course (B), Storks at Play (C), Council Ring (D), North Pier Terminal (E), Lake Meadows Tennis Club (F), Congress Plaza (G), Model Yacht Basin (H), Maplewood Station (I), Addison-Kedzie Industrial District (J), South Water Market (K), South Slip (L), Grayland Station (M), LaSalle Street Station (N), Jackson Park Motor Boat Club (O), Signal of Peace Monument (P), Francis S Drexel Fountain (Q), Douglas Station (R), Waveland Avenue Golf Course (S), Wrigley Field (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Portage Park Shopping Center (1), Lincoln Village Shopping Center (2), Ford City Mall Shopping Center (3), Brickyard Mall Shopping Center (4), Holiday Plaza Shopping Center (5), Kimbark Plaza Shopping Center (6), Hyde Park Shopping Center (7), Harper Court Shopping Center (8), Dorchester Commons Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Chicago include: ARCHIPELAGO HOLDINGS INC (A), ARVIDA JMB PARTNERS L P (B), FIRST CAPITAL INCOME PROPERTIES LTD SERIES XI (C), CLICK COMMERCE INC (D), IDS MANAGED FUTURES II L P (E), GENERAL GROWTH PROPERTIES INC (F), OIL DRI CORPORATION OF AMERICA (G), OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL CORP (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chicago include: Abundant Life Missionary Baptist Church (A), Addison Street Congregational Church (B), Albany Park Baptist Church (C), Albany Park Lutheran Church (D), All Angels Deaf Congregation (E), All Nation Pentecost Assembly Church (F), All Nation Pentecostal House of Prayer (G), All Nations Church of God (H), All Nations Church of God and Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Acacia Park Cemetery (1), All Saints Polish National Catholic Cemetery (2), Westlawn Jewish Cemetery (3), Bethel Cemetery (4), Bohemian National Cemetery of Chicago (5), Wunders Lutheran Cemetery (6), Resthaven Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: North Pond (A), Wolf Lake (B), West Lagoon (C), Schiller Pond (D), South Lagoon (E), South Pond (F), Gun Club Ponds (G), Dead Stick Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Chicago River (A), Calumet River (B), Higgins Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chicago include: Ohio Park (1), Ohio and Harding Park (2), Palmer Park (3), Palmer Square (4), Lincoln Memorial (5), Lake Shore Playground (6), Parkview Park (7), Paschen Park (8), Pasteur Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Sixty-seventh Street Beach (A), Ardmore Hollywood Beach (B), Fullerton Beach (C), Thirty-first Street Beach (D), Fortyninth Street Beach (E), Wilson Beach (F), Thorndale Avenue Beach (G), Fiftyninth Street Beach (H), Forty-Ninth Street Beach (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Chicago Historical Society (Museums; Clark Street At N Avenue) (1), Chicago Then & Now (Museums; 5600 North Mannheim Road) (2), Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum (1300 South Lake Shore Drive) (3), Edgewater Historical Society (Museums; 5358 North Ashland Avenue) (4), Field Museum (1400 South Lake Shore Drive) (5), Arts Club of Chicago (Museums; 201 East Ontario Street) (6), Dusable Museum of African American History (740 East 56th Place) (7), Chicago Peregrine Release (Museums; 4001 North Ravenswood Avenue) (8), Chinatown Museum Foundation (601 West 31st Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Extended Stay America (7524 South State Road) (1), Embassy Suites Lakefront (511 North Columbus Drive) (2), Cottage Inn (8135 South Cottage Grove Avenue) (3), Holiday Inn Express (350 W. Hubbard) (4), Club Quarters (75 East Wacker Drive) (5), Gold Coast Bed & Breakfast (113 West Elm Street) (6), Bialystok Pub (3653 West Diversey Avenue) (7), Fairmont Hotel - Regional Sales Office (200 North Columbus Drive) (8), Burnham Hotel (One West Washington) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Cook County Departments - Circuit Court Clerk- First Municipal Criminal Departments- Branc (155 West 51st Street) (1), Cook County Departments - Circuit Court Clerk- First Municipal Criminal Departments- Genl (118 North Clark Street) (2), Illinois State - Human Services Dept- Assistant Secretary-Operations (401 South Clinton Street) (3), Illinois State - Courts- Supreme Court Of Iii (160 North La Salle Street) (4), Courts - Federal - Appeals Court - 7th Circuit- Clerk's Office Informa (219 South Dearborn Street) (5), Illinois State - Revenue Dept- Illinois Gaming Board (160 North La Salle Street) (6), Illinois State - Appellate Defender- First Judicial District (100 West Randolph Street) (7), Judicial Inquiry Board - Executive Ofc (100 West Randolph Street) (8), Cook County - Chicago- Circuit Court Clerk- Criminal Division- General Information Chi (2600 South California Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 124. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

124
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.568. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.568
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.39. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.39
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0105. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0105
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chicago and their reported violations in the past:

CHICAGO (Address: 1000 E. OHIO ST. , Population served: 2896016, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-07-1993 and OCT-07-1993, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-07-1993 to OCT-07-1993)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2003)
BAY LAKES ESTATES (Serves FL, Population served: 452, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
BULOW PLANTATION (Serves FL, Population served: 430, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-22-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-22-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between AUG-10-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BOOKWALTER WOODS MHP (Population served: 380, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between AUG-01-1996 and FEB-21-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-1997)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-26-1996 and FEB-21-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1994 and DEC-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1994)
SANDY BEACH RV RESORT II (Serves NH, Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-01-2004), St Public Notif received (OCT-04-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-18-2005)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2001 and JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-01-2001), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2001), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-25-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-25-2001), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2001 and JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2001), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-25-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-25-2001), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2001)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-1998 and JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-03-1998), St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-03-1998), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ELDORADO ESTATES (Serves FL, Population served: 280, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-26-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-26-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-08-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-27-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-08-2005)
  • 3 other older health violations
ALDEN LONG GROVE NURSING CENTER (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and AUG-04-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2005)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 40 regular monitoring violations
CORTLAND CORNERS MHP (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-18-2004), St Public Notif requested (MAR-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-18-2004), St Public Notif requested (JAN-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-04-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-18-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2004), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-18-2004), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2004), St Public Notif received (OCT-04-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-18-2004), St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-10-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2004), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-18-2004), St Public Notif received (MAR-31-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2005)
  • 8 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-22-2005 and JUN-30-2005, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-1998), Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-19-1999)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-15-1998), Fed Formal NOV issued (APR-19-1999)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 12 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.9%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Black residents, 24.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.4% for other race residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

People in group quarters in Chicago in 2010:

  • 20,784 people in college/university student housing
  • 14,382 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9,507 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4,212 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3,915 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2,225 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 1,531 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,323 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 609 people in federal detention centers
  • 360 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 338 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 313 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 245 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 179 people in state prisons
  • 161 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 139 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 16 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 7 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Chicago in 2000:

  • 15,887 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 13,839 people in nursing homes
  • 10,565 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6,632 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2,827 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2,484 people in religious group quarters
  • 1,674 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 1,264 people in other group homes
  • 934 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 629 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 477 people in state prisons
  • 473 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 368 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 368 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 364 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 280 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 168 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 151 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 143 people in halfway houses
  • 96 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 90 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 61 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 56 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 17 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 13 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 12 people in other workers' dormitories

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Chicago compared to Illinois state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Soldier Field. Capacity: 63,000. Chicago Bears.
  • Wrigley Field. Capacity: 41,118. Chicago Cubs.
  • U.S. Cellular Field. Capacity: 40,615. Chicago White Sox.
  • UIC Pavilion. Chicago Sky (WNBA).
  • United Center. Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Blackhawks (NHL).
  • Alumni Hall (DePaul University). DePaul University.
  • Joseph J. Gentile Center. Loyola University Chicago.

Banks with most branches in Chicago (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 127 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: 67 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • TCF National Bank: 45 branches. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: 42 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Fifth Third Bank: 39 branches. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Citibank, National Association: 34 branches. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • North Community Bank: 32 branches. Info updated 2011/04/12: Bank assets: $952.1 mil, Deposits: $858.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 41 total offices, Holding Company: Metropolitan Bank Group, Inc.
  • MB Financial Bank, National Association: 31 branches. Info updated 2010/04/27: Bank assets: $9,792.4 mil, Deposits: $7,757.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 93 total offices, Holding Company: Mb Financial, Inc
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: 31 branches. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • 90 other banks with 292 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Edgebrook Motel, 6401 W Touhy, Chicago, IL 60646 , Phone: (773) 774-4200
  • Chicago Ohare Garden Hotel, 8201 W Higgins Rd, Chicago, IL 60631 , Phone: (773) 693-2323, Fax: (773) 693-3771
  • Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E Delaware PL, Chicago, IL 60611 , Phone: (312) 280-8800, Fax: (312) 280-9184
  • Forum Hotel Chicago, 525 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 , Phone: (312) 321-8709
  • Hotel Intercontinental, 505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 , Phone: (312) 944-4100, Fax: (312) 944-0240
  • Residence Inn By Marriott Chicago Downtown, 201 E Walton, Chicago, IL 60611 , Phone: (312) 943-9800, Fax: (312) 943-8579
  • Westin River North Hotel, 320 N Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610 , Phone: (312) 744-1900, Fax: (312) 321-7117
  • W Chicago City Center, 172 W Adams, Chicago, IL 60603 , Phone: (312) 332-1200, Fax: (312) 332-5909
  • 147 other hotels and motels
All 155 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chicago, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Chicago travel time to work - commute Chicago mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Chicago:

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Religion statistics for Chicago city (based on Cook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.63%
Here: 57.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishMuslim EstimateLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents69.3%7.6%3.1%2.1%2.0%
Congregations15.8%5.0%2.0%5.8%6.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.0%1.7%1.4%1.2%9.6%
Congregations6.4%4.7%6.1%4.3%43.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,460
Cook County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 23
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 490
Cook County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 806
Cook County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3,516
Here:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cook County:

23.5%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1,010$4,895,310$58,1620$0
Other Government Administration 1,597$6,520,014$48,9920$0
Judicial and Legal 493$2,573,648$62,6450$0
Police Protection - Officers 15,893$59,305,540$44,7790$0
Police - Other 1,943$7,928,658$48,9681,053$1,245,422
Firefighters 4,796$29,163,922$72,9710$0
Fire - Other 304$455,496$17,9800$0
Streets and Highways 1,886$10,812,592$68,7970$0
Airports 1,662$7,931,678$57,2680$0
Welfare 1,314$4,090,394$37,3550$0
Health 1,628$6,694,320$49,3440$0
Solid Waste Management 2,575$12,878,414$60,0160$0
Sewerage 693$3,790,466$65,6360$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 169$779,356$55,3390$0
Water Supply 1,639$9,701,170$71,0270$0
Local Libraries 1,279$3,527,684$33,0980$0
Other and Unallocable 76$184,168$29,0790$0
Totals for Government 38,957$171,232,830$52,7451,053$1,245,422

Chicago government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $378,094,000 ($139.27)
    Regular Highways: $239,780,000 ($88.32)
    General - Other: $153,393,000 ($56.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $150,376,000 ($55.39)
    Water Utilities: $108,533,000 ($39.98)
    Sewerage: $38,736,000 ($14.27)
    Toll Highways: $29,446,000 ($10.85)
    Police Protection: $5,534,000 ($2.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,343,000 ($1.60)
    Libraries: $4,029,000 ($1.48)
    General Public Buildings: $1,218,000 ($0.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $834,000 ($0.31)
    Parking Facilities: $711,000 ($0.26)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,163,049,000 ($428.40)
    General - Other: $917,688,000 ($338.02)
    Air Transportation: $426,753,000 ($157.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $388,774,000 ($143.20)
    Water Utilities: $207,934,000 ($76.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $182,724,000 ($67.31)
    Regular Highways: $182,683,000 ($67.29)
    Health - Other: $177,588,000 ($65.41)
    Public Welfare - Other: $123,031,000 ($45.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $106,617,000 ($39.27)
    Libraries: $73,645,000 ($27.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $72,413,000 ($26.67)
    Sewerage: $61,988,000 ($22.83)
    Financial Administration: $59,745,000 ($22.01)
    Central Staff Services: $59,363,000 ($21.87)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $41,280,000 ($15.21)
    General Public Buildings: $37,697,000 ($13.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $33,684,000 ($12.41)
    Parking Facilities: $2,092,000 ($0.77)
    Toll Highways: $1,435,000 ($0.53)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $5,937,499,000 ($2187.04)
    Corporate Bonds: $1,619,346,000 ($596.48)
    Benefit Payments: $1,233,972,000 ($454.53)
    Other Investments - Other: $582,065,000 ($214.40)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $503,545,000 ($185.48)
    Withdrawals: $38,091,000 ($14.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $756,221,000 ($278.55)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $64,442,000 ($23.74)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $961,000 ($0.35)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $11,982,000 ($4.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $69,058,000 ($25.44)
    Police Protection: $6,448,000 ($2.38)
    Libraries: $4,630,000 ($1.71)
    Regular Highways: $450,000 ($0.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($0.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($0.01)
    Health - Other: $14,000 ($0.01)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($0.00)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,488,691,000 ($916.69)

Chicago government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Toll Highways: $1,831,896,000 ($674.77)
    Air Transportation: $786,451,000 ($289.68)
    Sewerage: $143,537,000 ($52.87)
    All Other: $80,439,000 ($29.63)
    Parking Facilities: $23,180,000 ($8.54)
    Regular Highways: $6,647,000 ($2.45)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $942,788,000 ($347.27)
    From Parent Local Government: $423,603,000 ($156.03)
    Local Employee Contribution: $264,029,000 ($97.25)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $229,802,000 ($84.65)
    Education: $115,723,000 ($42.63)
    All Other: $46,921,000 ($17.28)
    Health and Hospitals: $33,768,000 ($12.44)
    Transit Utilities: $18,690,000 ($6.88)
    Highways: $2,759,000 ($1.02)
    Natural Resources: $1,006,000 ($0.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $245,000 ($0.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $344,631,000 ($126.94)
    Interest Earnings: $248,443,000 ($91.51)
    Fines and Forfeits: $210,850,000 ($77.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $43,798,000 ($16.13)
    Sale of Property: $29,336,000 ($10.81)
    Rents: $4,138,000 ($1.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $347,452,000 ($127.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $604,443,000 ($222.64)
    All Other: $106,336,000 ($39.17)
    Highways: $94,663,000 ($34.87)
    Health and Hospitals: $55,998,000 ($20.63)
    Public Welfare: $14,279,000 ($5.26)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $554,866,000 ($204.38)
    Other Selective Sales: $515,944,000 ($190.04)
    Property: $428,876,000 ($157.97)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $274,517,000 ($101.12)
    NEC: $175,020,000 ($64.47)
    Motor Vehicle License: $121,197,000 ($44.64)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $61,035,000 ($22.48)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $27,484,000 ($10.12)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $20,543,000 ($7.57)

Chicago government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,686,355,000 ($5409.63)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,099,572,000 ($5193.49)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,080,234,000 ($766.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,493,451,000 ($550.10)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,244,491,000 ($458.40)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,176,033,000 ($433.18)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $98,458,000 ($36.27)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $30,000,000 ($11.05)

Chicago government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,008,595,000 ($371.51)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $3,450,856,000 ($1271.10)
    Total Federal Securities: $1,001,337,000 ($368.84)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,702,042,000 ($626.94)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,022,795,000 ($1850.11)

3.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200545,589 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries($887 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.27%
Illinois average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from DuPage County, IL  0.48% ($52,869 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.25% ($62,810)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($42,313)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200656,517 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries($743 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.09%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to DuPage County, IL  0.65% ($54,553 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.56% ($54,095)
to Lake County, IL  0.38% ($69,774)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chicago:

  • WCEV (1450 AM; 1 kW; CICERO, IL; Owner: MIGALA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVON (1450 AM; 1 kW; CICERO, IL; Owner: MIDWAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chicago:

  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRTE (90.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: MEXICAN FINE ARTS CENTER MUSEUM)

TV broadcast stations around Chicago:

  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Chicago fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1,240
Total length: 13,224 meters (43,386ft)
Total costs: $1,360,943,000
Total average daily traffic: 66,014,231
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,883,403

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 4
  • 1900-1909: 184
  • 1910-1919: 21
  • 1920-1929: 49
  • 1930-1939: 52
  • 1940-1949: 29
  • 1950-1959: 391
  • 1960-1969: 293
  • 1970-1979: 21
  • 1980-1989: 52
  • 1990-1999: 82
  • 2000-2009: 59
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chicago, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chicago)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 1289 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chicago, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 980 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 1246 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 173 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 2180 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chicago)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Chicago)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 900 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 848 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5,671$213,01812,387$267,79044,484$261,0071,501$98,739739$922,3895,483$251,75667$321,298
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED518$195,0751,391$277,9864,897$259,749363$54,43139$710,564602$243,7634$152,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED2,045$208,2013,506$248,43117,372$245,5762,334$56,029129$1,006,7312,738$217,64916$49,551
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN903$196,9311,409$267,3627,387$240,666374$95,72739$2,572,374984$223,0923$235,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS469$204,448577$256,4523,456$237,562190$85,57412$1,167,500342$215,2050$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 873 tracts in Chicago, IL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 675 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,204$259,7341,052$274,18850$280,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1,038$253,979714$264,10376$225,382
APPLICATIONS DENIED495$247,480432$256,05316$303,813
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN264$258,178246$270,94010$243,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS129$247,18758$266,54320$265,150

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Chicago

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chicago, IL
Most common first names in Chicago, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John27,13173.4 years
Mary22,40278.5 years
Joseph17,09874.2 years
William15,96772.7 years
James15,14569.5 years
Frank12,07574.8 years
Anna11,51181.7 years
George11,05173.3 years
Robert10,97067.9 years
Edward10,78871.9 years
Most common last names in Chicago, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8,73372.3 years
Smith7,46771.4 years
Williams7,34170.1 years
Jones5,55270.3 years
Brown5,29671.1 years
Davis3,95170.4 years
Jackson3,71070.0 years
Anderson3,40274.4 years
Miller3,26673.8 years
Harris3,12970.6 years
Businesses in Chicago, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven74Jones New York14
ALDI27Juicy Couture1
ALDO9Just Tires2
AT&T18Justice1
Abercrombie & Fitch1KFC32
Abercrombie Kids1Kincaid1
Ace Hardware27Kmart5
Advance Auto Parts18Kohl's1
Aeropostale1Kroger4
Aerosoles1LA Fitness13
American Eagle Outfitters2La Quinta1
Ann Taylor8La-Z-Boy1
Apple Store2Lane Bryant3
Applebee's1Lane Furniture4
Arby's7LensCrafters4
Ascend Collection1Levi Strauss & Co.2
Audi1Little Caesars Pizza23
AutoZone35Long John Silver's6
Avenue5Lowe's3
BMW1Macy's2
Bakers2Marriott14
Bakers Square3Marshalls4
Bally Total Fitness11MasterBrand Cabinets53
Banana Republic4McDonald's123
Barnes & Noble2Men's Wearhouse7
Baskin-Robbins77Menards2
Bath & Body Works4Motherhood Maternity5
Bebe4New Balance13
Bed Bath & Beyond4New York & Co2
Ben & Jerry's3Nike175
Best Western3Nissan2
Blockbuster19Nordstrom3
Brooks Brothers2Office Depot7
Brookstone3OfficeMax2
Budget Car Rental6Old Country Buffet4
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy4
Burger King28Outback1
Burlington Coat Factory5Outback Steakhouse1
CVS71Panda Express13
Cache1Panera Bread10
Caribou Coffee15Papa John's Pizza2
Carson Pirie Scott2Payless40
Casual Male XL2Penske11
Catherines2PetSmart3
Charlotte Russe2Pier 1 Imports5
Chevrolet4Pizza Hut14
Chico's1Plato's Closet1
Chipotle21Popeyes36
Chuck E. Cheese's2Pottery Barn1
Church's Chicken17Pottery Barn Kids1
Cinnabon 4Qdoba Mexican Grill7
Circle K4Quiznos14
Clarks1RadioShack35
Cold Stone Creamery2Red Lobster1
Comfort Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Comfort Suites1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Costco1SAS Shoes3
Crate & Barrel3Safeway15
Cricket Wireless149Saks Fifth Avenue2
Curves13Sears15
DHL25Sephora3
Dairy Queen5Sheraton1
Deb1Shoe Carnival1
Decora Cabinetry5Skechers USA2
Domino's Pizza15Soma Intimates1
DressBarn3Sprint Nextel19
Dressbarn3Staples12
Dunkin Donuts168Starbucks131
Eddie Bauer1Subaru1
Ethan Allen1Subway114
Express5Super 81
Famous Footwear5T-Mobile35
Fashion Bug3T.G.I. Driday's1
FedEx225T.J.Maxx4
Finish Line2Taco Bell12
Firestone Complete Auto Care9Target10
Foot Locker18The Athlete's Foot10
Ford1The Cheesecake Factory1
Forever 214The Limited2
GNC29The Room Place3
GameStop37Toyota4
Gap7Toys"R"Us8
Gymboree1Trader Joe's5
H&M1True Value24
H&R Block102U-Haul54
Haagen-Dazs3U.S. Cellular13
Haworth2UPS303
Hilton22Urban Outfitters5
Holiday Inn10Vans7
Hollister Co.1Verizon Wireless10
Home Depot10Victoria's Secret5
Honda4Volkswagen2
Houlihan's1Vons15
Hyatt11Walgreens44
Hyundai2Walmart1
IHOP5Wendy's18
J. Jill1Westin2
J.Crew2Wet Seal2
JCPenney1White Castle21
Jamba Juice15Whole Foods Market6
Jewel-Osco34World Gym3
Jimmy Jazz2YMCA15
JoS. A. Bank4Z Gallerie1
Johnny Rockets4

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