Illinois: Profile

Government 
Governor:Bruce Rauner (R)
Treasurer:Mike Frerichs (D)
Senators:Mark Kirk (R)
Richard Durbin (D)
Entered Union:December 3, 1818
U.S. Representatives:18
Area 
Total Area149,995 km2 / 57,913 mi2
Land Area143,793 km2 / 55,519 mi2
Water Area6,202 km2 / 2,395 mi2
Water Area Percentage4.13 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -6
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -5
Weather 
Record High Temperature117°F / 47°C , East St. Louis (July 14, 1954)
Record Low Temperature-36°F / -38°C , Congerville (January 5, 1999)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$775,007 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$53,640 (2015)
Population 
Population12,859,995 (2015)
Under 19 Population3,304,196 / 25.694% (2015)
65 and older Population1,828,225 / 14.216% (2015)
Male Population6,310,435 / 49.07% (2015)
Female Population6,549,560 / 50.93% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 1,131,389 (2013)
Net International Immigration 66,819 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)158,556 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)14.3% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Chicago2,720,546
Aurora200,661
Rockford148,278
Employment 
Employment 6,023,200 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$901 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)5.5% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$4,739 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$4,739 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$17,558 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$50,295 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$158,042 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$155,147 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$3,040 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)87.6% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)31.9% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)12.2% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)145,708 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)32% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 105 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
BMICentral IL Regional Airport at Bloomington-NormalBloomington-Normal
MDWChicago Midway InternationalChicago
MLIQuad City InternationalMoline
ORDChicago O'Hare InternationalChicago
PIAGeneral Downing - Peoria InternationalPeoria
Ports 
Chicago
Decatur
East St. Louis
Mascoutah
Peoria
Rock Island
Rockford
Waukegan
Wheeling

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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