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2 Illinois Census 2000 We already know from previous numbers released by the Census Bureau that Illinois population grew by almost a million people over the last 10 years. With this latest information well have a better understanding of the ethnic diversity of the states residents and the patterns of growth in communities across Illinois. – Governor George H. Ryan

3 The U.S. Census Bureau has delivered Illinois Census 2000 Population Totals for Redistricting The data will be used by government officials to realign Congressional, State and local voting districts, taking into account population shifts since the 1990 Census and assuring equal representation in compliance with the one person, one vote principle of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

4 Census 2000 Illinois population grew by 988,691 people between 1990 and 2000.

5 Illinois According to the 2000 Census data, Illinois total population is now 12,419,293. This compares to a total population of 11,430,602 in 1990.

6 State Growth Trends The Chicago suburban area (suburbs*) grew faster than Downstate communities and the City of Chicago. * Suburbs includes the counties of DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will and Cook (outside Chicago). Percent of total population

7 Collar County Trends The five collar counties surrounding Cook County grew by 26 percent between 1990 and 2000.

8 Suburban Trends 42 percent of Illinois population lives in the Chicago suburbs, compared to 39 percent in * Suburbs includes the counties of DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will and Cook (outside Chicago)

9 Chicago Trends According to the 2000 Census data, Chicagos population is 2,896,016, compared to 2,783,726 in This reflects a growth of 112,290 (4.0 percent) – the first time the city has shown growth since 1950.

10 Chicago Trends Chicagos gain of 112,290 people between 1990 and 2000 accounts for 11.4 percent of the states overall growth and represents 23 percent of the states total population.

11 Downstate Trends Downstate now accounts for 35 percent of the states population, down from 37 percent in Illinois Population in 2000 (shown by percent of total) 42% 35% 23%

12 Downstate Trends The Metro East areas population shows a shift between 1990 and 2000, with St. Clair Countys population decreasing by 2.6 percent, while Monroe Countys population grew by 23 percent. Growth is occurring along both I-70 and I-64.

13 Fastest Growing Counties in Downstate Illinois (1990 to 2000 by percent change) Boone (+35.6%) Monroe (+23.2%) Brown (+19.1%) Bond (+17.6%) McLean (+16.5%) Grundy (+16.1%) DeKalb (+14.2%) Johnson (+13.5%) Menard (+11.8%) Ogle (+11.0%) Blue=metro county Gold=non-metro county

14 Population Shifts (outside Chicago) Aurora and Naperville have surpassed Peoria and Springfield to become the third and fourth most populous cities in Illinois.

15 Ten Largest Cities in Illinois (2000 total population) Chicago = 2,896,016 Rockford = 150,115 Aurora = 142,990 Naperville = 128,358 Peoria = 112,936 Springfield = 111,454 Joliet = 106,221 Elgin = 94,487 Waukegan = 87,901 Cicero = 85,616

16 Fastest growing cities in Illinois (1990 to 2000 net change) Chicago (+112,290) Aurora (+43,409) Naperville (+43,007) Joliet (+29,385) Palatine (+26,226) Waukegan (+18,509) Cicero (+18,180) Elgin (+17,477) Bartlett (+17,333) Lake in the Hills (+17,286)

17 Ten Largest Counties in Illinois (2000 total population) Cook = 5,376,741 DuPage = 904,161 Lake = 644,356 Will = 502,266 Kane = 404,119 Winnebago = 278,418 McHenry = 260,077 Madison = 258,941 St. Clair = 256,082 Sangamon = 188,951

18 Fastest Growing Counties in Illinois (1990 to 2000 net change) Cook (+ 271,674) Will (+ 144,953) Lake (+ 127,938) DuPage (+ 122,495) Kane (+ 86,648) McHenry (+ 76,836) Winnebago (+ 25,505) McLean (+ 21,253) Kendall (+ 15,131) DeKalb (+ 11,037)

19 Race As the result of revised standards for collecting data on race and ethnicity issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 1997, Census 2000 was the first national census in which the instructions for respondents said, "Mark one or more races."

20 Race In 1990, five categories were used to tabulate race. In the 2000 Census, the race categories were broadened and, for the first time, multiple race selections were allowed. This resulted in six single race categories and 57 combinations of more than one race. As a result, comparisons by race between 1990 and 2000 must be considered through a range, between those who selected a single race and those who identified themselves as more than one race.

21 Black or African-American Trends Illinois Black or African American population in 1990 was 1,694, figures reflect a range between 1,876,875 (those who chose only Black or African-American) and 1,937,671 (those who chose Black or African-American only or in combination with any other race or races).

22 Black or African-American Trends Illinois Black or African-American population increase between 1990 and 2000 was between 10.8 percent and 14.4 percent.

23 Illinois Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino 1990 race categories indicate primary race; there was no multi-racial category in Except for Not Hispanic or Latino 2+Races, 2000 race categories are for race alone. Hispanic or Latino was not considered a race in either year. Illinois Population by Percent of Total

24 Hispanic or Latino Trends Illinois Hispanic or Latino population increased by 625,816 (69.2%) between 1990 and In 1990, there were 904,446 Hispanic or Latinos in Illinois; in 2000, there were 1,530,262 Hispanic or Latinos in Illinois.

25 Hispanic or Latino Trends The growth in Illinois Hispanic or Latino population accounts for nearly 2/3 of the overall increase in Illinois population. Illinois Hispanic or Latino population increased by 625,816 between 1990 and The states overall population increased by 988,691 during that period.

26 Hispanic or Latino Trends Growth in Illinois Hispanic or Latino population mirrors the Hispanic or Latino growth for the nation.

27 Asian/Pacific Islander Trends The Asian/Pacific Islander population grew substantially in Illinois between 1990 and 2000.

28 Asian/Pacific Islander Trends In 1990, there were 285,311 Asian/Pacific Islanders in Illinois. The 2000 Census shows a range between 428,213 and 485,497 for this race group.

29 Asian Trends National trends show that emigrating Asians look for areas strong in technology and research with quality university environments, making Illinois particularly attractive to Asian immigration.

30 Conclusions The growth in Illinois population, particularly compared to other Midwestern states, is reflective of the strong economy, high quality of life, and outstanding universities and research centers available to Illinois residents. This larger and more diverse population also provides us with a broader workforce to help fuel continued economic growth. - Pam McDonough, DCCA Director


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