Chicago, Illinois 

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Population

2,722,586

+0.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Median Income

$47,831

Median Home Price

$223,000

Best Places to Live in Chicago, Illinois

National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan. September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Chicago, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

Local Listings in Chicago
 $289,900 
3237 S 61st Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2657 SqFt
 $524,900 
6338 N Hamlin Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 2657 SqFt
 $634,900 
3645 W Eddy St
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 2200 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Chicago
Zip Codes: 60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Chicago is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Chicago jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Chicago's cost of living is 17.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chicago's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Chicago, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Cook county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Chicago's population is 2,722,586 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 35 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Chicago is $223,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.5%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Chicago public schools spend $14,559 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17 students per teacher in Chicago. More Education


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Housing Market in Chicago

It's a good time to buy in Chicago. Home Appreciation is up 1.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Chicago Real Estate

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Reviews for Chicago   256 Reviews
A Living Hell - 6/5/2019
I grew up here, and have lived many places in the city & suburbs. I've also lived in other states, so I know what life is like elsewhere. As of 6/2019, this is the... Read More

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Best City Ever - 4/24/2019
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My kind of Town - 4/13/2019
I have lived in this city for 15 years, and I love it. However you have to be a certain type of person to love it here. To be successful here, these are some of the... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
60629, 60618, 60632, 60639, 60623, 60647, 60617, 60625, 60608, 60634, 56 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN CHICAGO
$289,900
3237 S 61st Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$524,900
6338 N Hamlin Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$634,900
3645 W Eddy St
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$119,900
3015 W 53rd Pl
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$135,000
13411 S Carondolet Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$349,000
6140 N Lawndale Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$149,900
13107 S Carondolet Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

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