Chicago Illinois

About Chicago

Chicago, IL is the largest city in Illinois. Over 1 million people reside in this city making it the most populated city in the Midwestern United States. The metro area is sometimes called “Chicagoland”. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County. The city was settled in the 1770’s, and incorporated on March 4, 1837. The city is listed as one of the world’s top ten Global Financial Centers.

According to 2010 estimates, Chicago grossed $532 Billion. Chicago has one of the most balanced economies in the United States. It was also named the 4th most important business center in the world. Overall, Chicago is a major financial center.

The 2010 United States Census reported 2,695,598 people and 1,045,560 households in the city. The racial makeup of the population was 45.0% White, 32.9% Black, 13.4% other, 5.5% Asian, 0.3% Vietnamese, 2.7% multiracial, and 0.5% American Indian and 28.9% Hispanic.

Chicago, IL is a major tourist attraction as a whole. In 2008, the city alone brought in 32.4 million domestic travelers. The city is known for its live entertainment, food, and overall nightlife experience. The famed Harpo Studios is located in the city. The Chicago metro area is home to many major networks such as U.S. television networks, CBS, ABC, Fox and NBC. The city is known as a filming-friendly location.

Top Universities in the area include: University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Loyola University Chicago, DePaul University and many more. Chicago, IL is known as a center for higher education. The local yellow pages list many restaurants and retail stores in the city area.


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