Moving to Illinois

Written by Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com

Home to Chicago, the third most densely populated city in the United States, Illinois is a major hub for transportation and commerce. It's best to keep in mind, though, that Illinois is a state of contrasts, with Chicago to the north and a vast countryside of farmland on the interior plains. In this way, the state provides residents with the best of both worlds. Illinois is also the home state of President Barack Obama.

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Illinois Compared to USA Averages
311,591,917 12,763,371
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 69.2%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 86.2%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 30.3%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.61
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 231.1
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 27
Average Home Price: $188,400 $202,500
Median Household Income: $51,914 $43,159
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 12.6%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 20/40/15

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.

Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/30000.html

Key Facts About Illinois
State Capital: Springfield
Top 5 Cities: Chicago
Rockford
Aurora
Naperville
Peoria
Major Newspapers: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
State Journal-Register (Springfield)
Amboy News
Ashton Gazette
Major Sports Teams: MLB: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox
NFL: Chicago Bears
NBA: Chicago Bulls
NHL: Chicago Blackhawks

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