Population Demographics

  • Of the county's population 48.4% are males and 51.6% are women.
  • The county's residents are 45.6% married and 54.4% single.
  • The county's population is 30.4% college educated and 83.2% have a high school diploma or a GED.
  • The county's population is 79.0% native born and 21.0% foreign born.
  • The races making up the largest parts of the population are: White [55.4%], Black or African American [24.8%] and Hispanic [24.0%].
  • Cook, IL has a population of 5,194,675.

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  • Cook, IL has a poverty rate of 13.3%.
  • The average worker works 39 hours a week in Cook, IL.
  • Of workers, 41.1% commute under 25 mins, 32.3% travel 25-45 mins, and 26.5% have a commute time of over 45 mins.
  • The median worker income in Cook, IL is $32,010.
  • At the time of the last census, the Cook, IL unemployment rate was 9.9%.

» More about the Cook economy including unemployment and income trends.


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