10 Largest Cities in Illinois

The largest city in Illinois is Chicago with a population of 2,679,080. Pingree Grove is the fastest growing city in Illinois over the past 10 years, having grown 156.16% since 2010.
Rank Name 2021 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (mi²)
1Chicago2,679,0802,697,480-0.68%1,756
2Aurora194,873198,207-1.68%645
3Naperville149,167142,4024.75%573
4Joliet146,572147,524-0.65%341
5Rockford144,213153,147-5.83%334
6Springfield113,010117,138-3.52%276
7Elgin109,567108,3881.09%435
8Peoria108,353114,980-5.76%336
9Champaign90,73981,40511.47%592
10Waukegan84,86589,167-4.82%521
11Cicero79,43484,267-5.74%2,018
12Bloomington76,38276,848-0.61%420
13Arlington Heights74,04875,252-1.60%665
14Bolingbrook73,54973,4750.10%445
15Evanston72,43974,585-2.88%1,388
16Schaumburg71,88574,294-3.24%555
17Decatur69,96676,105-8.07%246
18Palatine66,56268,611-2.99%730
19Skokie61,75864,889-4.83%915
20Des Plaines58,98958,4540.92%618
21Orland Park57,21356,6640.97%387
22Tinley Park55,12956,882-3.08%510
23Oak Lawn54,20656,732-4.45%943
24Normal54,14952,6432.86%441
25Berwyn53,53156,671-5.54%2,043
26Mount Prospect52,92555,082-3.92%736
27Oak Park52,79751,8961.74%1,674
28Wheaton52,01953,104-2.04%686
29Hoffman Estates50,57451,942-2.63%358
30Downers Grove48,52548,944-0.86%498
31Glenview47,62244,7726.37%506
32Elmhurst47,26044,1996.93%687
33Plainfield44,75639,99411.91%275
34Lombard43,68543,5170.39%638
35DeKalb43,14344,101-2.17%398
36Urbana41,68442,245-1.33%526
37Moline40,93643,469-5.83%364
38Bartlett40,12941,284-2.80%380
39Romeoville40,08639,7040.96%313
40Belleville40,00944,288-9.66%257
41Buffalo Grove39,93241,536-3.86%627
42Quincy39,75140,761-2.48%377
43Crystal Lake39,50140,766-3.10%312
44Streamwood38,67839,907-3.08%740
45Carol Stream38,59539,587-2.51%631
46Oswego38,39030,65925.22%384
47Wheeling38,29037,6981.57%658
48Hanover Park36,89438,126-3.23%868
49Rock Island36,66638,978-5.93%324
50Park Ridge36,49637,518-2.72%767
51Carpentersville36,49437,737-3.29%692
52Addison36,05437,134-2.91%546
53Calumet City35,35937,150-4.82%734
54Woodridge33,28033,0180.79%513
55Glendale Heights33,07734,334-3.66%910
56St. Charles32,82732,3351.52%340
57Northbrook32,65433,237-1.75%368
58Elk Grove Village31,92633,409-4.44%410
59Pekin31,63334,017-7.01%323
60Algonquin30,96930,0822.95%375
61Mundelein30,78731,037-0.81%481
62Gurnee30,07231,262-3.81%332
63Galesburg29,85532,180-7.22%251
64Danville29,65733,033-10.22%246
65O'Fallon29,63528,7972.91%287
66Highland Park29,41529,785-1.24%358
67North Chicago29,31932,635-10.16%547
68Chicago Heights28,86030,385-5.02%418
69Niles28,51029,846-4.48%727
70Lake in the Hills28,41628,962-1.89%415
71Burbank27,89528,946-3.63%997
72Granite City27,61829,789-7.29%214
73South Elgin27,49722,02024.87%580
74Glen Ellyn27,38627,806-1.51%601
75New Lenox27,32424,33712.27%263
76McHenry27,17327,0590.42%280
77Lansing26,97628,370-4.91%539
78Huntley26,93024,37310.49%281
79Wilmette26,82727,080-0.93%740
80Oak Forest26,79727,987-4.25%665
81Round Lake Beach26,73228,111-4.91%790
82Batavia26,65426,2621.49%377
83Vernon Hills26,42725,0325.57%509
84West Chicago26,40627,254-3.11%256
85Kankakee26,02627,521-5.43%258
86Lockport25,97324,8654.46%340
87Edwardsville25,73124,4085.42%192
88Alton25,69027,898-7.91%247
89East St. Louis25,37726,906-5.68%272
90Woodstock25,18624,8581.32%287
91Belvidere25,11725,609-1.92%310
92Carbondale24,63326,522-7.12%211
93Homer Glen24,35024,2500.41%164
94Melrose Park24,33125,432-4.33%856
95Westmont24,09324,690-2.42%718
96Collinsville24,03925,634-6.22%243
97Harvey24,03025,279-4.94%577
98Elmwood Park23,85024,894-4.19%1,863
99Loves Park23,45323,991-2.24%213
100Freeport23,43325,573-8.37%300
101Rolling Meadows23,18024,109-3.85%615
102Zion23,15524,412-5.15%353
103Lisle23,00022,5771.87%497
104Maywood22,81824,111-5.36%1,252
105Machesney Park22,66923,502-3.54%266
106Morton Grove22,57823,249-2.89%661
107Blue Island22,54923,719-4.93%825
108East Peoria22,38423,464-4.60%165
109Roselle22,15322,759-2.66%604
110Dolton22,00623,090-4.69%718
111Yorkville21,65517,05326.99%161
112Geneva21,62921,6140.07%325
113Bloomingdale21,59522,083-2.21%476
114Darien21,30421,976-3.06%512
115Villa Park21,11322,047-4.24%667
116South Holland20,97822,012-4.70%432
117Park Forest20,85621,997-5.19%627
118Grayslake20,45121,066-2.92%277
119East Moline20,39321,313-4.32%208
120Mokena20,13318,6887.73%341
121Crest Hill20,13220,824-3.32%333
122Libertyville19,98520,420-2.13%338
123Charleston19,96721,852-8.63%335
124Frankfort19,83117,84611.12%184
125Lake Zurich19,65119,718-0.34%429
126Montgomery19,46418,3845.87%313
127Bourbonnais19,44218,6914.02%306
128Matteson19,42419,0432.00%311
129Lake Forest19,30619,391-0.44%167
130Evergreen Park18,86119,858-5.02%889
131Sycamore18,71617,5226.81%284
132Cary18,52918,3480.99%443
133Deerfield18,45618,2451.16%497
134Alsip18,43119,286-4.43%421
135Homewood18,40319,322-4.76%526
136Bellwood18,38019,066-3.60%1,142
137Jacksonville18,26719,419-5.93%258
138North Aurora18,03116,6508.29%371
139Brookfield18,00618,982-5.14%876
140Ottawa17,95118,801-4.52%209
141Shorewood17,88515,70813.86%338
142Round Lake17,87218,379-2.76%479
143Bensenville17,74018,367-3.41%483
144Hinsdale17,61116,8724.38%568
145Lemont17,60116,0739.51%317
146Mattoon17,46718,551-5.84%252
147Marion17,35617,2480.63%157
148Franklin Park17,32518,322-5.44%541
149Godfrey17,18017,988-4.49%74
150Macomb17,08719,309-11.51%235
151Palos Hills16,84817,494-3.69%591
152Washington16,40815,2807.38%289
153Country Club Hills16,24816,795-3.26%486
154Morton16,15316,374-1.35%188
155Fairview Heights15,93317,100-6.82%208
156Bridgeview15,91616,461-3.31%572
157Westchester15,85116,729-5.25%641
158Prospect Heights15,67716,270-3.64%549
159Bradley15,35415,889-3.37%330
160Morris15,33513,66612.21%231
161La Grange15,13615,570-2.79%893
162Dixon14,92715,742-5.18%287
163Mount Vernon14,66715,206-3.54%150
164Shiloh14,49612,59815.07%196
165Sterling14,23915,415-7.63%367
166Midlothian14,13614,827-4.66%747
167Antioch14,08714,485-2.75%256
168Lindenhurst14,02214,598-3.95%463
169Norridge13,93214,584-4.47%1,147
170Chicago Ridge13,73014,319-4.11%902
171Channahon13,62712,6038.13%129
172Forest Park13,55214,175-4.40%841
173Cahokia13,53615,227-11.11%207
174Beach Park13,52713,663-1.00%285
175Hickory Hills13,51214,061-3.90%712
176Chatham13,40011,78113.74%273
177Wood Dale13,39713,785-2.81%421
178Hazel Crest13,35914,021-4.72%587
179Wauconda13,35213,651-2.19%392
180Western Springs13,31312,9622.71%711
181Lincoln13,20214,533-9.16%315
182Swansea13,13813,595-3.36%303
183Richton Park13,10813,682-4.20%445
184Canton13,09814,714-10.98%248
185Warrenville13,04413,197-1.16%357
186Streator13,03113,987-6.83%269
187La Grange Park12,98413,590-4.46%868
188Riverdale12,86513,560-5.13%536
189Glen Carbon12,76612,920-1.19%185
190Justice12,45012,936-3.76%653
191Herrin12,41312,534-0.97%191
192Palos Heights12,35212,523-1.37%488
193Effingham12,32312,337-0.11%180
194Kewanee12,22712,908-5.28%276
195Winnetka12,21412,2100.03%478
196Markham12,15212,546-3.14%335
197Rantoul12,08912,971-6.80%212
198Centralia12,08613,021-7.18%220
199Lincolnwood12,07512,598-4.15%669
200Northlake12,05512,332-2.25%566
201Pingree Grove11,7504,587156.16%476
202Plano11,69110,8907.36%194
203Minooka11,47710,9854.48%182
204Schiller Park11,22311,800-4.89%604
205Pontiac11,20911,904-5.84%206
206Camn Hills11,01311,081-0.61%97
207Summit11,00411,060-0.51%774
208Waterloo10,7949,9948.00%198
209Burr Ridge10,79010,5482.29%227
210Columbia10,6839,7259.85%154
211River Forest10,66411,182-4.63%641
212Crestwood10,60410,956-3.21%519
213Troy10,5339,9645.71%284
214Roscoe10,43410,846-3.80%151
215Fox Lake10,42710,677-2.34%198
216Worth10,31210,798-4.50%649
217Boulder Hill10,2628,10826.57%1,049
218Lyons10,21210,739-4.91%696
219Gages Lake10,16110,198-0.36%509
220Barrington10,14310,327-1.78%328
221Sugar Grove10,1109,01612.13%130
222Taylorville10,10811,261-10.24%146
223Sauk Village10,09210,561-4.44%376
224Wood River9,86310,621-7.14%210
225Highland9,8449,967-1.23%219
226River Grove9,72510,252-5.14%606
227Itasca9,7258,66312.26%291
228Winfield9,6009,1405.03%468
229Peru9,59810,321-7.01%149
230Lynwood9,1569,0431.25%277
231Bethalto9,0769,516-4.62%180
232Steger9,0679,558-5.14%397
233Flossmoor9,0299,447-4.42%368
234Manteno9,0049,205-2.18%252
235Rochelle8,9969,555-5.85%102
236Harvard8,9569,436-5.09%164
237Hawthorn Woods8,9547,78814.97%166
238LaSalle8,8669,616-7.80%102
239Glencoe8,7708,7300.46%351
240Frankfort Square8,7689,276-5.48%512
241Manhattan8,7547,09023.47%195
242Monmouth8,7329,427-7.37%310
243Clarendon Hills8,7148,4423.22%723
244Mahomet8,6737,33018.32%135
245Rock Falls8,6069,398-8.43%322
246Glenwood8,5918,992-4.46%392
247Willowbrook8,4918,697-2.37%470
248Lake Villa8,4798,643-1.90%194
249Olney8,4669,072-6.68%182
250Riverside8,4298,879-5.07%635
251Savoy8,3857,34414.17%386
252Harrisburg8,3019,020-7.97%188
253Harwood Heights8,2038,615-4.78%1,482
254Jerseyville8,1788,461-3.34%233
255Gilberts8,1026,91017.25%218
256Paris8,0918,849-8.57%213
257Chester8,0738,580-5.91%207
258Island Lake7,9608,076-1.44%354
259West Dundee7,9497,3008.89%318
260Oak Brook7,9187,9030.19%148
261Maryville7,9147,6024.10%211
262Mascoutah7,9107,5514.75%124
263Crete7,9078,269-4.38%125
264Round Lake Park7,8297,4664.86%566
265Long Grove7,8277,928-1.27%94
266Lincolnshire7,8097,3146.77%256
267Hillside7,8078,217-4.99%366
268West Frankfort7,7278,187-5.62%231
269South Beloit7,5647,901-4.27%188
270Sandwich7,4927,4190.98%236
271Broadview7,4927,923-5.44%628
272Calumet Park7,4787,851-4.75%1,002
273Silvis7,4677,519-0.69%260
274Rockton7,3877,697-4.03%200
275Marengo7,3757,673-3.88%139
276Park City7,3687,581-2.81%949
277Princeton7,3287,915-7.42%132
278Inverness7,2767,408-1.78%166
279Murphysboro7,2547,980-9.10%209
280Robinson7,2237,714-6.37%229
281Mount Carmel6,9877,278-4.00%217
282Orland Hills6,9237,215-4.05%901
283Mendota6,9027,366-6.30%204
284Salem6,8917,439-7.37%148
285University Park6,7797,121-4.80%94
286Benton6,7717,085-4.43%184
287Clinton6,6917,407-9.67%279
288Vandalia6,6607,033-5.30%122
289Litchfield6,5737,157-8.16%111
290Winthrop Harbor6,5366,873-4.90%206
291Stickney6,4806,791-4.58%502
292Geneseo6,4636,619-2.36%208
293Johnsburg6,3406,439-1.54%132
294North Riverside6,3236,677-5.30%573
295Volo6,2832,988110.27%239
296Greenville6,2617,070-11.44%148
297Elburn6,1815,60210.34%295
298Braidwood6,1526,236-1.35%173
299Hampshire6,1435,57210.25%99
300Bartonville5,9836,467-7.48%111
301Countryside5,9115,923-0.20%306
302Lakemoor5,9076,070-2.69%167
303Chillicothe5,8886,089-3.30%166
304Hillsboro5,8806,214-5.37%134
305East Alton5,8326,267-6.94%163
306Peoria Heights5,7976,067-4.45%347
307Mount Zion5,7915,857-1.13%205
308Posen5,7776,054-4.58%736
309Carterville5,7715,5633.74%163
310Metropolis5,7236,557-12.72%144
311Spring Grove5,6805,783-1.78%95
312Wilmington5,5855,786-3.47%61
313Pontoon Beach5,5655,859-5.02%83
314Willow Springs5,5375,757-3.82%199
315Du Quoin5,5326,099-9.30%118
316Monticello5,5085,550-0.76%213
317Lake Bluff5,5065,693-3.28%201
318Robbins5,4285,3461.53%558
319Carlinville5,3575,920-9.51%237
320Northfield5,3405,458-2.16%246
321Coal City5,3095,698-6.83%141
322Beardstown5,2946,161-14.07%218
323Pinckneyville5,2925,644-6.24%192
324Genoa5,2895,1762.18%304
325Pana5,2565,836-9.94%205
326Eureka5,2475,343-1.80%291
327Poplar Grove5,1844,9394.96%101
328Grandwood Park5,1705,202-0.62%476
329Highwood5,1545,451-5.45%1,067
330Colona5,1145,153-0.76%200
331Creve Coeur5,1015,481-6.93%180
332South Barrington5,0204,5819.58%101
333Berkeley5,0105,210-3.84%533
334Spring Valley5,0075,542-9.65%101
335Monee4,9975,121-2.42%168
336Milan4,9395,197-4.96%118
337Staunton4,9005,237-6.43%187
338Lake Barrington4,8664,959-1.88%126
339Hoopeston4,8615,358-9.28%197
340Fairfield4,8585,141-5.50%180
341Flora4,7945,068-5.41%152
342Stone Park4,7924,951-3.21%2,079
343Centreville4,7735,326-10.38%170
344Marseilles4,7725,109-6.60%78
345Carmi4,7475,219-9.04%285
346Candlewick Lake4,734382
347Olympia Fields4,7204,927-4.20%239
348Palos Park4,6684,856-3.87%110
349Sherman4,6554,16911.66%221
350Watseka4,6235,286-12.54%234
351Auburn4,5354,817-5.85%163
352Lake Holiday4,5124,761-5.23%210
353Fox River Grove4,5114,770-5.43%393
354Cortland4,4824,2964.33%183
355Breese4,4574,4500.16%249
356Shelbyville4,4274,692-5.65%162
357Lawrenceville4,4154,429-0.32%304
358Beecher4,4134,3571.29%237
359Tuscola4,3734,484-2.48%226
360Sullivan4,3714,452-1.82%235
361West Peoria4,3634,691-6.99%310
362Pittsfield4,2264,587-7.87%132
363Freeburg4,1904,402-4.82%92
364Deer Park4,1753,13333.26%172
365Lebanon4,1664,462-6.63%233
366Barrington Hills4,1544,234-1.89%23
367Sparta4,1514,301-3.49%55
368Caseyville4,1324,262-3.05%85
369Hometown4,1014,351-5.75%1,276
370Rosewood Heights4,0634,0380.62%357
371Lakewood4,0633,8126.58%132
372Peotone4,0494,152-2.48%323
373Burnham4,0344,213-4.25%324
374Kildeer4,0123,9102.61%141
375Anna4,0064,415-9.26%168
376Rosemont3,9984,210-5.04%332
377Dwight3,9664,251-6.70%188
378Green Oaks3,9633,8712.38%149
379Paxton3,9514,506-12.32%194
380South Chicago Heights3,9394,145-4.97%371
381Morrison3,9264,190-6.30%232
382Wonder Lake3,8584,033-4.34%119
383Eldorado3,8124,147-8.08%227
384Millstadt3,8034,016-5.30%163
385Dupo3,7894,176-9.27%89
386Washington Park3,7814,192-9.80%224
387Smithton3,7783,7510.72%127
388St. Joseph3,7343,994-6.51%267
389Marshall3,7333,941-5.28%154
390Coal Valley3,6993,739-1.07%177
391Rochester3,6833,709-0.70%233
392Madison3,6823,895-5.47%45
393Metamora3,6733,684-0.30%267
394Indian Head Park3,6673,820-4.01%587
395Byron3,6643,831-4.36%117
396Fairbury3,6043,803-5.23%300
397Wadsworth3,6033,754-4.02%56
398Long Lake3,5573,5151.19%525
399Dixmoor3,5313,591-1.67%421
400Oglesby3,5293,788-6.84%130
401Riverwoods3,5163,674-4.30%132
402Hainesville3,5093,661-4.15%283
403Forsyth3,4553,500-1.29%166
404Oregon3,4383,706-7.23%266
405Le Roy3,4353,552-3.29%213
406Germantown Hills3,4253,3891.06%312
407Red Bud3,3843,696-8.44%205
408Riverton3,3823,471-2.56%218
409Aledo3,3783,640-7.20%223
410Johnston City3,3073,565-7.24%233
411East Dundee3,3002,86315.26%177
412Tolono3,2843,470-5.36%237
413Virden3,2763,527-7.12%261
414Fulton3,2673,481-6.15%208
415Pistakee Highlands3,2173,454-6.86%370
416New Baden3,2013,361-4.76%261
417Sleepy Hollow3,1763,315-4.19%236
418Ingalls Park3,1713,314-4.32%418
419Carlyle3,1523,300-4.48%137
420Gibson City3,1213,413-8.56%200
421Galena3,1203,412-8.56%104
422Georgetown3,0893,474-11.08%285
423Momence3,0623,307-7.41%291
424Gillespie3,0203,324-9.15%303
425South Jacksonville3,0163,327-9.35%198
426Abingdon3,0073,285-8.46%315
427Winnebago2,9633,134-5.46%228
428Sumner2,9563,178-6.99%318
429Nashville2,9513,254-9.31%143
430Venetian Village2,9342,8263.82%250
431Holiday Shores2,9302,8821.67%265
432North Barrington2,9283,020-3.05%93
433Havana2,9073,298-11.86%158
434Scott AFB2,8933,612-19.91%100
435Westville2,8653,203-10.55%254
436Newton2,8552,902-1.62%204
437Cherry Valley2,8552,967-3.77%51
438Heyworth2,8312,840-0.32%139
439Arcola2,8252,914-3.05%208
440Tilton2,8042,7133.35%130
441Bushnell2,8003,113-10.05%197
442Savanna2,7833,060-9.05%159
443Mount Morris2,7583,003-8.16%264
444Rushville2,7573,196-13.74%249
445McLeansboro2,7242,880-5.42%144
446El Paso2,7102,810-3.56%188
447Fairmont2,6992,4599.76%289
448Knoxville2,6922,906-7.36%171
449Christopher2,6832,850-5.86%247
450Lena2,6772,908-7.94%150
451Hamilton2,6772,949-9.22%112
452Preston Heights2,6512,5752.95%460
453Ford Heights2,6442,775-4.72%202
454Marquette Heights2,6092,820-7.48%399
455Round Lake Heights2,6032,743-5.10%674
456Pawnee2,5922,751-5.78%314
457Casey2,5722,780-7.48%178
458Trenton2,5502,718-6.18%225
459Sheridan2,5062,13517.38%187
460Diamond2,4922,537-1.77%195
461Galva2,4562,583-4.92%133
462Kenilworth2,4452,508-2.51%599
463Altamont2,4352,3234.82%256
464Carthage2,4332,607-6.67%146
465Villa Grove2,4082,539-5.16%239
466Davis Junction2,4082,3611.99%85
467Fairmont City2,4052,627-8.45%58
468Lake of the Woods2,4042,912-17.45%208
469Wayne2,3872,447-2.45%62
470Carrollton2,3702,485-4.63%186
471Thornton2,3652,388-0.96%148
472Ina2,2972,333-1.54%142
473White Hall2,2892,521-9.20%132
474Amboy2,2852,507-8.86%53
475Bellevue2,2711,99913.61%152
476Seneca2,2532,357-4.41%52
477Fox Lake Hills2,2042,591-14.94%262
478Elwood2,1942,281-3.81%24
479Henry2,1872,462-11.17%181
480Petersburg2,1842,328-6.19%208
481Arthur2,1682,282-5.00%246
482Farmington2,1552,443-11.79%213
483Aviston2,1501,9878.20%200
484Polo2,1432,341-8.46%239
485Hodgkins2,1211,89911.69%117
486Brighton2,0952,257-7.18%163
487Tremont2,0902,246-6.95%337
488Lewistown2,0742,384-13.00%155
489Hinckley2,0662,070-0.19%364
490Oakbrook Terrace2,0642,107-2.04%243
491Nokomis2,0642,255-8.47%242
492Cambridge2,0622,162-4.63%154
493Mason City2,0612,340-11.92%303
494Pecatonica2,0582,202-6.54%242
495Lake Summerset2,0572,0480.44%149
496Lexington2,0162,053-1.80%147
497Oakwood Hills2,0122,077-3.13%276
498Willowbrook2,0012,076-3.61%89
499South Roxana1,9732,085-5.37%137
500Elmwood1,9732,093-5.73%207

Top 500 Cities in Illinois by Population

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.

Map of Cities in Illinois

Illinois Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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