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Capital City:
Springfield
State FLower:
Purple Violet
State Bird:
Cardinal
State #21 Admitted to Union:
December 3, 1818
    People Facts Illinois USA
Population, 2010 12,830,632 308,745,538
Population, 2000 12,419,293 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 6.9% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 25.1% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 12.0% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 50.8% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 79.3% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 15.0% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 0.3% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 4.2% 4.4%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 1.1% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 14.7% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 65.3% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 56.8% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 12.3% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 19.2% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 81.4% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 26.1% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 1,999,717 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 28.0 25.5
 
Housing units, 2006 5,199,589 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 67.3% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 34.0% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $130,800 $119,600
 
Households, 2000 4,591,779 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.63 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $47,711 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $23,104 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 11.9% 12.7%
    Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 318,927 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 5,235,866 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 -4.8% 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 835,236 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 958,120 22,974,655
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 29.7% 28.2%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 188,365,216 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 317,467,059 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 131,469,518 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $10,446 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 19,072,168 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 58,802 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 76,828,360 2,143,781,727
    Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 55,583.58 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 223.4 79.6



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