Cook County, Illinois's estimated population is 5,085,050 with a growth rate of -0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cook County, Illinois is the 2nd largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 5,199,020 and has seen a growth of -2.19% since this time.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.03%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.83%.
65.00% of Cook County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 35.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.56% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Cook County, Illinois is Black, with 24.15% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Cook County, Illinois is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.38%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Cook County, Illinois
79.14% of Cook County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 61.76% having been born in Illinois. 10.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.