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Profiles of Illinois


Drawn from updated government and census statistics, this volume provides detailed demographic and statistical data on every county and place within the state of Illinois, including:

  • Demographics on each County & Individual City or Town
  • Detailed Data on School Districts
  • Hispanic & Asian Population Statistics
  • Informative Statistics & Rankings on Ancestry Groups
  • Weather Statistics
  • Comparative Ranking Charts

About Illinois
This updated 4-color section gives the researcher a true understanding of the state and its history. It includes a Photo Gallery, and comprehensive sections on Illinois’s Government, Land and Natural Resources, and Demographic Maps. With charts and maps in every chapter, the researcher is anchored to the state, both physically and politically.

Demographic Profiles
Users can easily access an abundance of information on 1,791 places and counties in the state of Illinois, from vast metropolitan cities to small hamlets. Each profile contains: History, Geography, Climate, Population, Vital Statistics, Economy, Income, Taxes, Education, Housing, Health & Environment, Public Safety and more.

School District Data
You’ll have immediate access to a snapshot profile of each district serving 1,500 or more students. Each district profile includes contact information along with grades served, the numbers of students, teachers and schools, student/teacher ratios, dropout rates, ethnicity, gender, and diploma recipients by race and district expenditures per student.

Hispanic, Asian & Ancestry Group Statistics
Here you’ll find need-to-know data on the Hispanic and Asian population of the state along with data on all ancestry groups reported in the state. Details include population concentrations, income, educational attainment and much more.

Detailed Weather Data
Provides extensive climatological data on all of Illinois’ weather stations, including statistics on maximum and minimum temperatures, precipitation, extreme temperatures, humidity and more.

Comparative Ranking Charts
Selected statistics are pulled for 100 of Illinois’ largest towns and cities. Each of 22 different data points has its own two-page spread with the cities listed in alpha order so researchers can easily compare and rank cities. Among the statistics selected for this section are Employment, Income, Unemployment Rate, Population Characteristics, Taxes, Cost of Living, Education, Health Care, Public Safety, Air Quality and more.


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Pub. Date: July 2017
Softcover: 916 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68217-374-9
Price: $149
Includes Free Online Access on the GOLD Platform
e-ISBN: 978-1-68217-375-6
eBook User Price: $186