Population of Cities in Illinois (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
7
100,000 to 1 Million
212
10,000 to 100,000

Illinois is the sixth most populous state in the U.S. with a population that is quickly approaching 13 million people. Surprisingly, this reflects negative growth between estimates from 2016 and 2017. Chicago is the most populous city in the state, posting an estimated 2.7 million people per 2017 estimates. This far exceeds the population of the second most populated city, Aurora, which has just over 200,000 people according to estimates. There are 1,299 incorporated municipalities in Illinois, which includes cities, towns and villages. There is a total of 102 counties within the state.

Of the incorporated cities, the least populous is Nason, located in Jefferson County. Nason has a population of just 236 people. There are multiple municipalities within the state that have a population of less than 1,000, including Orient in Franklin County, Creal Springs in Williamson County and Grand Tower in Jackson County. The state has a total of seven cities with populations that exceed 100,000, and 192 cities with populations between 10,000 and 100,000 people.

Illinois has 1 cities with more than a million people, 7 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 212 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Illinois is Chicago , with a population of 2,687,682 people.

Springfield

Springfield was originally settled in the 1810s and was home to Abrhama Lincoln from 1837 through 1861.

114,219

Peoria

This city is the oldest European settlement in the state of Illinois.

112,559

Waukegan

87,846

Champaign

Champaigns is home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Parkland College, and companies like Sony, Dow Chemical and IBM.

88,627

Name 2018 Population
Chicago 2,687,682
Aurora 202,176
Joliet 149,184
Naperville 147,644
Rockford 146,109
Springfield114,219
Elgin 112,603
Peoria112,559
Champaign88,627
Waukegan87,846
Cicero81,638
Bloomington77,739
Arlington Heights75,149
Bolingbrook 75,094
Schaumburg 74,336
Evanston73,985
Decatur71,464
Palatine68,054
Skokie63,378
Orland Park 59,642
Des Plaines57,329
Tinley Park 56,309
Oak Lawn55,495
Berwyn54,808
Normal54,328
Mount Prospect53,435
Wheaton52,925
Hoffman Estates 51,214
Oak Park51,018
Downers Grove49,135
Glenview47,761
Elmhurst 47,417
Lombard44,125
Plainfield 43,831
DeKalb43,004
Urbana41,862
Moline41,478
Buffalo Grove 41,146
Belleville41,100
Bartlett 40,674
Quincy40,119
Crystal Lake39,955
Romeoville39,744
Carol Stream39,647
Streamwood39,636
Wheeling 38,969
Carpentersville38,017
Hanover Park 37,552
Rock Island37,478
Park Ridge37,174
Addison36,428
Calumet City36,180
Oswego 35,657
Woodridge 33,824
Glendale Heights33,695
Northbrook33,145
Pekin 32,694
St. Charles 32,657
Elk Grove Village 32,493
Algonquin 31,855
Mundelein31,407
Danville30,897
Gurnee30,817
Galesburg30,360
North Chicago29,813
Chicago Heights29,570
Highland Park29,521
Niles29,243
O'Fallon29,103
Granite City28,646
Lake in the Hills28,616
Burbank28,558
Glen Ellyn27,836
Lansing27,676
Round Lake Beach27,624
Oak Forest27,424
Huntley 27,231
East St. Louis27,194
New Lenox27,101
Wilmette27,041
West Chicago26,877
McHenry26,663
Alton26,605
Vernon Hills26,440
Batavia 26,287
Kankakee25,985
Carbondale 25,961
Lockport25,383
Edwardsville25,103
Melrose Park25,059
Belvidere25,026
Woodstock25,021
Homer Glen 24,679
Harvey24,565
Westmont24,519
Collinsville 24,421
Elmwood Park24,326
Freeport24,178
Zion23,881
Rolling Meadows23,807
Maywood23,370
Loves Park 23,307
Blue Island23,027
Morton Grove22,957
Lisle22,862
Machesney Park22,689
East Peoria22,687
South Elgin22,661
Roselle 22,596
Dolton22,557
Geneva22,118
Bloomingdale21,839
Darien21,829
Villa Park21,588
South Holland21,507
Park Forest 21,503
Crest Hill21,117
Charleston20,999
Grayslake20,735
East Moline20,731
Mokena20,465
Libertyville20,371
Lake Zurich19,995
Montgomery 19,843
Yorkville19,629
Lake Forest19,400
Evergreen Park19,339
Frankfort 19,297
Deerfield 19,008
Matteson 19,003
Homewood18,913
Alsip18,894
Bellwood18,837
Brookfield18,477
Jacksonville18,385
Bourbonnais18,381
Round Lake18,281
Bensenville 18,259
Sycamore18,117
Ottawa18,109
Macomb17,978
Mattoon17,848
Franklin Park17,840
Marion 17,822
Godfrey17,707
Hinsdale 17,693
Cary17,690
North Aurora17,464
Shorewood17,426
Lemont 17,261
Washington17,247
Palos Hills17,202
Country Club Hills16,411
Fairview Heights16,408
Westchester16,323
Morton16,267
Prospect Heights16,030
Bridgeview16,014
La Grange15,464
Bradley15,249
Mount Vernon15,207
Dixon14,991
Morris14,788
Sterling14,674
Midlothian14,487
Norridge14,328
Lindenhurst14,300
Antioch14,208
Chicago Ridge14,044
Cahokia13,976
Lincoln13,941
Beach Park13,907
Canton13,882
Hickory Hills13,804
Forest Park13,768
Hazel Crest13,696
Wauconda13,684
Wood Dale13,657
Western Springs13,559
Swansea13,410
Richton Park13,377
La Grange Park13,301
Riverdale13,192
Warrenville13,154
Glen Carbon13,014
Herrin13,004
Shiloh12,993
Streator 12,954
Effingham12,767
Chatham12,689
Justice12,664
Channahon 12,632
Northlake12,613
Rantoul12,573
Centralia 12,404
Markham12,401
Lincolnwood12,355
Winnetka12,351
Kewanee12,318
Palos Heights12,282