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Cook County Statistics

Facts

Land area945.3 square miles
Population Density5,495.1 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)5,240,700
Population change0.9%
Under 5 years of age6.5%
Under 1822.9%
65 and over12.7%
Females51.5%
White65.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race24.7
Asian6.9%
Two or more races1.8%
Black or African American24.6%
Native American0.8%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school85%
Had a bachelor degree or higher34.7%
Veterans213,855

Households and Housing

Households1,933,335
Persons per household2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more86.5%
Median household income$54,548
The Per capita income$30,183
Live below the poverty line16.9%
Housing units2,170,156
Multi-unit structures54%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$231,200
Residents owning their homes58.3%

Business Facts

Total number of firms510,931
Women-owned firms32.3%
Asian-owned firms6.9%
Hispanic-owned firms7.2%
Black-owned firms16.4%
Native American-owned firms0.6%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0.1%
Retail sales$60,585,557
Retail sales per capita$11,571
Manufacturers shipments$77,932,858
Merchant wholesaler sales$83,964,561
Source US Census Data