Census 2010 shows Illinois population shifts and growth areas

In the last decade, Illinois’ population grew 3.3 percent to 12,830,632, according to the latest U.S. Census data. But even more interesting is which areas saw the biggest gains, primarily the suburban Chicagoland counties outside of Cook County.

The biggest gain was in Kendall County, which saw its population jump 110 percent between 2000 and 2010.

The census data revealed other demographic shifts including strong gains by the state’s Hispanic population which grew by 32.5 percent and now accounts for 15.8 percent of the state’s total population.

Find detailed state and demographic census data.

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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