Cook County Information

Cook in Illinois occupies 1,635 square miles and has a 2006 population of 5,288,655, a change from a 2000 population of 5,376,626 and 5,105,044 in 1990. 13.4% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 14.7% percent is 25-35, and 15% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were acts of violent crime reported in Cook in 2004, a change from reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 123,623 people: 4.7% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 4.8%.

Read more about Cook, Illinois in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyCook 
StateIllinois 
Land Area1,635 sq. milesRanked 410 of 3,140
Population 20065,288,655Ranked 2 of 3,140
Population 20055,303,943 
Population 20005,376,626Ranked 2 of 3,140
Population 19905,105,044Ranked 2 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion66.6% 
African American26.4% 
Asian American5.5% 
Native American.4% 
Pacific Islander.1% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 57.5% 
Population 5 to 1414.1% 
Population 15 to 2413.4% 
Population 25 to 3414.7% 
Population 35 to 4415% 
Population 45 to 5413.8% 
Population 55 to 649.7% 
Population 65 to 745.9% 
Population 75 and up5.8% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes  
Murders / Manslaughters448 
Forcible Rapes  
Robberies15,912 
Aggravated Assaults18,746 
Total Property Crimes140,602164,181
Burglaries24,428 
Larceny Thefts93,375 
Motor Vehicle Thefts22,799 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population2,630,3382,728,495
Unemployed Population123,623132,124
Unemployment Rate4.7%4.8%

Cook County Cities