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Illinois State Census Facts

Illinois Population Facts

Illinois Total population: 12,829,014

Illinois Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 4.00%

Males in Illinois: 6,317,527

Females in Illinois: 6,511,487

Median age in Illinois (years): 35.9

Under 5 years in Illinois: 886,427

18 years and over in Illinois: 9,643,535

65 years and over in Illinois: 1,551,226

One race in Illinois: 12,621,354

White in Illinois: 9,160,030

Black or African American in Illinois: 1,874,723

American Indian and Alaska Native: 23,599

Asian in Illinois: 545,780

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 4,763

Some other race in Illinois: 1,012,459

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Illinois: 207,660

Hispanic or Latino in Illinois (of any race): 1,910,423

Living in same house in Illinois in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 56.80%

Foreign born people in Illinois, percent, 2000: 12.30%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 19.20%

High school graduates in Illinois, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 81.40%

Bachelor's degree or higher in Illinois, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 26.10%

People in Illinois with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 1,999,717

Mean travel time to work in Illinois (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 28

Housing units in Illinois, 2008: 5,276,979

Illinois Homeownership rate, 2000: 67.30%

Illinois Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 34.00%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Illinois, 2000: $130,800

Households in Illinois, 2000: 4,591,779

Illinois People per household, 2000: 2.63

Median household income in Illinois, 2008: $56,230

Per capita money income in Illinois, 1999: $23,104

People in Illinois below poverty level, percent, 2008: 12.20%

Illinois Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Illinois, 2007: 325,206

Private nonfarm employment in Illinois, 2007: 5,398,634

Private nonfarm employment in Illinois, percent change 2000-2007: -1.90%

Nonemployer establishments in Illinois, 2007: 885,589

Total number of businesses in Illinois, 2002: 958,120

Black-owned businesses in Illinois, percent, 2002: 7.20%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.40%

Asian-owned businesses in Illinois, percent, 2002: 4.60%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses in Illinois, percent, 2002: 0.10%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Illinois, percent, 2002: 4.10%

Women-owned businesses in Illinois, percent, 2002: 29.70%

Manufacturers shipments in Illinois, 2002 ($1000): 188,365,216

Wholesale trade sales in Illinois, 2002 ($1000): 317,467,059

Retail sales in Illinois, 2002 ($1000): 131,469,518

Retail sales per capita in Illinois, 2002: $10,446

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 19,072,168

Building permits in Illinois, 2008: 22,528

Federal spending in Illinois, 2008: 100,671,535

Illinois Geography Facts

Illinois Land area, 2000 (square miles): 55,583.58

Illinois People per square mile, 2000: 223.4

Illinois Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Illinois Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Illinois: 2.63

Average family size in Illinois: 3.27

Illinois Population 25 years and over: 8,336,919

Civilian veterans in Illinois (civilian population 18 years and over): 809,154

Foreign born in Illinois: 1,763,185

Male, Now married, except separated in Illinois (population 15 years and over): 2,569,004

Female, Now married, except separated in Illinois (population 15 years and over): 2,479,186

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over): 2,589,373

Illinois Household population: 12,485,179

Illinois Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 6,704,699

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over): 28.2

Median household income in Illinois (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 55,935

Median family income in Illinois (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 68,296

Per capita income in Illinois (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 28,820

Illinois Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Illinois: 5,240,942

Occupied housing units in Illinois: 4,751,748

Owner-occupied housing units in Illinois: 3,315,284

Renter-occupied housing units in Illinois: 1,436,464

Vacant housing units in Illinois: 489,194

Owner-occupied homes in Illinois: 3,315,284

Median value (dollars): 208,000

With a mortgage in Illinois (dollars): 1,682

Not mortgaged in Illinois (dollars): 523

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Due to its geographic location and multi-faceted transportation infrastructure Chicago, Illinois is the major transportation hub and distribution center for illegal drugs throughout the Midwest. Commercial trucks, passenger vehicles, package delivery services, air packages or couriers, and railways are the most common means traffickers use to transport drugs into Chicago. The majority of the investigations conducted by the Chicago Division target one of the following drug trafficking groups: Mexico-based poly-drug organizations, Colombian cocaine and heroin trafficking organizations, and Nigerian/West African groups trafficking in Southeast and Southwest Asian heroin.

In Illinois, Chicago-based street gangs such as the Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords, and Latin Kings control the distribution and retail sale of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. Most law enforcement agencies in Illinois cite the violent crime associated with gang-related drug trafficking as the most serious criminal threat to the state. Violent crime associated with street gangs, while declining in some major urban areas, is increasing in suburban and rural areas as these gangs expand their drug markets. Mexico-based trafficking groups are transporting methamphetamine into Illinois mostly from California and Mexico. Methamphetamine is the principle drug of concern in the rural areas of central and southern Illinois.

Illinois has many successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs to help addicts with their addiction problems. Drug rehabilitation is designed to help patients modify their attitudes and behaviors related to drug abuse, and increase healthy life skills. In Illinois, and across the United States treatment for drug abuse and addiction can be delivered in many different settings (outpatient, inpatient, residential, hospital, etc.) using a variety of behavioral approaches (behavioral/cognitive, counseling, 12-step, etc.).

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 772 99 271 402 673
Past Year Marijuana Use 1,004 125 388 492 879
Past Month Marijuana Use 574 67 222 284 507
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 348 47 107 195 301
Past Year Cocaine Use 250 16 90 144 234
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 451 64 148 239 387
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 4,094 395 346 3,353 3,700
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 102 51 46 5 51
Past Month Alcohol Use 5,566 180 936 4,450 5,386
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 2,757 113 673 1,971 2,643
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
4,265 432 458 3,376 3,834
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 481 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 342 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 3,149 138 643 2,368 3,011
Past Month Cigarette Use 2,693 112 568 2,014 2,581
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
7,870 757 1,004 6,109 7,113
Illicit Drug Dependence 201 28 74 99 173
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 280 48 105 127 232
Alcohol Dependence 369 23 110 237 346
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 868 64 271 533 804
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 1,003 88 321 593 915
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 241 44 96 100 197
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 826 60 263 503 766

Illinois Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2006, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made 996 drug arrests in Illinois.
  • During 2006, there were 112,368 state and local drug arrests in Illinois.
  • According to 2004-2005 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 780,000 (7%) Illinois citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 4 million (38.61%) Illinois citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2004-2005 NSDUH results indicate that 294,000 (2.82%) Illinois citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 199,000 (1.91%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • According to the El Paso Intelligence Center, there were 127 children in Illinois affected by methamphetamine laboratories during 2005.
  • During 2006, there were 67,392 drug/alcohol treatment admissions in Illinois. During 2005, there were 78,590 such treatment admissions in the state. During 2004, there were 81,722 treatment admissions in Illinois.
  • According to 2004-2005 NSDUH data, approximately 265,000 (2.54%) Illinois citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of Illinois it is estimated that there will be around 59,270 DUI's, and 705 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 3,592 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 18,413 tobacco related deaths, and 718 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 619,245 marijuana users, 101,475 cocaine addicts, and 5,748 heroin addicts living in Illinois. It is also estimated that there are 271,178 people abusing prescription drugs, 25,869 people that use inhalants, and 46,053 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Illinois, there will be around 78,172 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine:
    • Mexico-based trafficking organizations transport metric-ton quantities of cocaine from the southwest border into Illinois—primarily to Chicago—on a regular basis. Brokers arrange the transportation at the southwest border and then travel to the Chicago area to oversee the delivery to local cells. The Chicago area further serves as a distribution hub, supplying other cities throughout the Midwest and as far East as New York City.
    • In early- to mid-2007, the Chicago Field Division (CFD) began observing a cocaine shortage that persists today. An evaluation of all available intelligence sources strongly suggested most areas within the CFD area of responsibility were experiencing a significant drop in cocaine availability. CFD cocaine investigations revealed prices for cocaine increased by as much as $6,000 per kilogram during the shortage. There appear to be several possible reasons for the cocaine shortage. Some investigations developed intelligence about the inability of traffickers to move cocaine across the Southwest Border. While other cases suggest cocaine seizures in Central and South America, combined with two seizures of 300 kilograms of cocaine in Chicago contributed to the shortage in the CFD. Finally, there is speculation traffickers may be taking advantage of the press reporting these sizeable seizures to boost prices.
  • Heroin:
    • Chicago, Illinois is unique among American cities in that heroin from all four source areas-South America, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and to a lesser extent Mexico-is available on a consistent basis from year to year. Until recently, virtually all of the white heroin available in the Chicago area was smuggled in by Nigerian/West African criminal groups. But investigative intelligence and Domestic Monitor Program results indicate that South American heroin availability has become more prominent.
    • Purity levels are lower than typically observed in East Coast markets. At the retail level, heroin is distributed at numerous open-air drug markets, predominantly on the west side of the city, that are controlled by street gangs, such as the Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Illinois is faced with a two-pronged methamphetamine problem. First, large quantities of methamphetamine produced by Mexico-based Drug Trafficking Organizations are transported to the state, mostly from California and Mexico. Typically, they use established distribution channels that they use for other drugs. Outlaw motorcycle gangs and Hispanic street gangs control the retail distribution of methamphetamine. There is increasing evidence that methamphetamine is being distributed in the Chicago area, most likely the result of rising availability of the drug as more Mexico-produced methamphetamine destined for markets in other areas transits Chicago. Second, small-scale methamphetamine laboratories have proliferated greatly in many areas of the state.
    • Methamphetamine is the principal drug of concern in the rural areas of central and southern Illinois.
  • Club Drugs:
    • Because of its status as an international transportation and trade center, Chicago remains a distribution point for organizations involved in trafficking club drugs, such as MDMA (ecstasy), GHB, Ketamine, and PCP.
    • As in other divisions across the nation, the DEA CFD is aggressively targeting dangerous drug traffickers internationally and domestically. Regionally, Chicago serves as a secondary source area for club drugs distributed throughout the Midwest.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana is the most widely available and used illicit drug in Illinois. Mexico-based poly-drug trafficking organizations transport bulk marijuana shipments concealed with legitimate goods in tractor-trailers into the Chicago area from the southwest border. It is common for smaller shipments of marijuana to be smuggled across the Southwest Border and later consolidated into larger shipments destined for Chicago.
    • The primary wholesalers of marijuana in Chicago are the same Mexico-based organizations who supply most of the cocaine, methamphetamine, and Mexican heroin in the Chicago area. Mexican trafficking cells operating in the Chicago area are often composed of extended family members of associates or organization members in Mexico. In addition, local marijuana production in both outdoor and indoor cultivation sites is increasing in many areas.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • The diversion of legitimate pharmaceuticals is a significant problem in Illinois. The problem of purchasing pharmaceuticals over the Internet has grown dramatically. Ritalin®, a controversial drug prescribed for attention deficit disorder in children, may be gaining popularity as a recreational drug for teenagers. The most commonly diverted pharmaceutical drugs continue to be those containing hydrocordone, alprazolam, and phentermine.
    • There has also been an increase in the abuse of diazepam (valium®), especially 10 mg strength tablets.
    • OxyContin® remains a highly abused substance in the state. With increased media attention on OxyContin®, there has been a shift to an increased use and abuse of methadone.
    • Current investigations indicate that diversion of hydrocodone products such as Vicodin®, oxycodone products such as OxyContin®, and pseudoephedrine continues to be a problem in Illinois.
    • Primary methods of diversion being reported are the illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical). Benzodiazepines (such as alprazolam), methylphenidate, and methadone were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Illinois.

Illinois was admitted as the 21st member of the union on Dec. 3, 1818. Illinois lies within both the so-called old industrial belt and the fertile agricultural heart of the country. The presence of Chicago, one of the country’s most prominent cities, creates sharp distinctions between the state’s largely urban and suburban northeast and the more evenly balanced urban-rural population downstate. In political life, Illinois is divided between Cook County (which contains much of the Chicago metropolitan area) and “downstate”—that is, all the other counties, even those north of Cook, such as Lake County. Because of its great length, Illinois exhibits qualities characteristic of both the Northern and Southern regions of the United States; although its northern portion touches the Upper Midwest, its southern point is actually farther south than Richmond, Va., and has great affinities with neighboring Kentucky and Missouri. Further contrasts derive from the racial and ethnic complexity of the population.

Illinois’s Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 12,831,9701
  • Race/Ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 70.7% white; 14.8% black/African American; 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native; 4.2% Asian; 0.0% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 8.5% other race; 1.6% two or more races; 14.7% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)