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Stats for Stories: Illinois 200 Years of Statehood: December 3, 2018

Press Release Number CB18-SFS.152
Welcome to Illinois sign along the state border

From the Guide to 2010 Census State and Local Geography - Illinois:

“The area of Illinois was part of the original territory of the United States, being part of lands ceded by four states to the United States and designated in 1787 as the ‘Territory northwest of the River Ohio.’ Illinois Territory was organized on February 3, 1809, from the western part of Indiana Territory, and included all of present-day Illinois, most of Wisconsin, the western part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and northeastern Minnesota.

“Although the territory had not yet been legally established, census data for Illinois are available beginning with the 1800 census. The 1810 population is for the entire area of the Illinois Territory, including territory not in the present state. For an explanation of the revision to the 1800 population of Illinois, see Richard L. Forstall, Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996, page 48.

“Data for the legally established state of Illinois are available beginning with the 1820 census.”

Key Stats:

From QuickFacts:

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. QuickFacts tables are summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various U.S. Census Bureau programs.

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Sources: 2017 Population Estimates; 2012-2016 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates; 2010 Census and 2000 Census.

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From the State Data Center (SDC) Program:

From Foreign Trade › U.S. International Trade Data:

USA Trade Online — the Official Source of Trade Statistics (FREE to all users). After an account is created, select options for “State Export Data (Origin of Movement)” or “State Import Data (State of Destination)” by “HS” or “NAICS.” Select “State” (Illinois) and “Measures,” “Commodity,” “Country” and/or “Time” for data. For more information, see

Sources: 2017 Population Estimates (Illinois) and 2017 American Community Survey (Illinois). Note: The statistics in the following infographic are from 2014.

Sources: 2012-2016 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates (Illinois), 2012 Survey of Business Owners and other federal data. Note: The American Community Survey statistics in the following infographic are from 2009-2013.

From the Guide to 2010 Census State and Local Geography:

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