Illinois is located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all states. It is the 12th most densely populated state in the country. The capital of Illinois is Springfield, but the largest city in Illinois is Chicago. Chicago encompasses about 65% of the state’s population, and is recognized as a global city.
Population: 12.7 million people
Median Household Income: $63,000
Population Density: 232 people/square mile
Median Home Sales Price: $204,800
Median Price to Rent: $1,570/month
On average, home values have gone up about 1.2% over the past year.