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Population (year 2000): 63,348. Estimated population in July 2005: 64,678 (+2.1% change)
Males: 30,016 (47.4%), Females: 33,332 (52.6%)

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Median resident age: 41.9 years
Median household income: $57,375 (year 2000)
Median house value: $217,500 (year 2000)

Skokie, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Skokie:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.6%)
  • Asian Indian (6.2%)
  • Hispanic (5.7%)
  • Filipino (5.3%)
  • Black (4.5%)
  • Korean (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • Chinese (2.5%)
  • Other Asian (2.3%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • Japanese (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (9.3%), Russian (8.9%), Polish (6.7%), Irish (6.1%), United States (4.2%), Italian (2.8%).

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Elevation: 607 feet

Land area: 10.0 square miles

Skokie,

For population 25 years and over in Skokie

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Skokie village

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

37.0% Foreign born (19.7% Asia, 12.7% Europe, 3.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,987 (+6.7%).




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Nearest cities: IL (2.2 miles Lincolnwood, IL (3.0 miles Wilmette, IL Evanston, (3.2 miles Grove, IL Morton (3.2 miles IL (3.8 miles Golf, IL (3.9 miles Kenilworth, IL (4.8 miles Winnetka, IL (5.1 miles Northfield,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 6 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $187,900
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $228,100
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $191,900
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $311,800
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $275,900
  • 2002: 45 buildings, average cost: $283,700
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $314,400
  • 2004: 79 buildings, average cost: $297,700
  • 2005: 51 buildings, average cost: $409,300

Latitude: 42.04 N, Longitude: 87.74 W

Area code: 847


Skokie, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.5%), Manufacturing (13.6%), Retail trade (12.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,001 (+17.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,190 (20.9%)


 

Crime in Skokie by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 0 1 0 1 0
    per 100,000 3.2 0.0 1.6 0.0 1.6 0.0
Rapes 10 8 8 12 8 4
    per 100,000 15.8 12.6 12.6 18.9 12.6 6.3
Robberies 26 42 41 27 41 45
    per 100,000 41.0 66.3 64.7 42.6 64.7 71.0
Assaults 93 64 79 69 79 60
    per 100,000 146.8 101.0 124.7 108.9 124.7 94.7
Burglaries 426 406 446 355 446 274
    per 100,000 672.5 640.9 704.0 560.4 704.0 432.5
Thefts 1,799 1,582 1,820 1,786 1,820 1,486
    per 100,000 2839.9 2497.3 2873.0 2819.3 2873.0 2345.8
Auto thefts 121 146 131 166 131 91
    per 100,000 191.0 230.5 206.8 262.0 206.8 143.7
227.1 208.3 231.7 215.1 231.7 178.4


Average climate in Skokie, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Skokie-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Skokie city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category 4 tornado 24.6 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Jarryd Loyd - College basketball player (Valparaiso Crusaders).


Hospital/medical center in Skokie:
  • RUSH NORTH SHORE MEDICAL CENTER (9600 GROSS POINT ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Skokie:
  • EVANSTON NORTHWESTERN HEALTHCAR (about 4 miles; EVANSTON, IL)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL OF EVANSTON (about 4 miles; EVANSTON, IL)
  • SWEDISH COVENANT HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Skokie:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 18 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 39 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Skokie:
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 12 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; ID: PWK)
  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 17 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: CGX)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 22 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 4H1)

Amtrak stations near Skokie:
  • 6 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: CHICAGO (225 S. CANAL ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Health 13 $58,578 $54,072 4 $3,181
Solid Waste Management 27 $110,279 $49,012 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $10,764 $64,584 0 $0
Natural Resources 11 $41,884 $45,691 0 $0
Water Supply 12 $54,013 $54,013 2 $1,110
Local Libraries 80 $275,714 $41,357 74 $70,019
Other and Unallocable 31 $110,166 $42,644 0 $0
Other Government Administration 38 $170,303 $53,779 5 $6,518
Financial Administration 17 $79,879 $56,385 7 $5,286
Judicial and Legal 6 $35,194 $70,388 1 $1,580
Police Protection - Officers 106 $639,082 $72,348 0 $0
Police - Other 31 $130,675 $50,583 27 $6,478
Firefighters 114 $632,075 $66,534 0 $0
Fire - Other 6 $23,557 $47,114 0 $0
Streets and Highways 35 $162,477 $55,706 1 $1,119
Welfare 7 $28,337 $48,577 3 $1,847
Totals for Government 536 $2,562,977 $57,380 124 $97,138


Colleges/Universities in Skokie:
  • HEBREW THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 202; Location: 7135 N CARPENTER RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.HTCNET.EDU)
  • KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 63; Location: 3420 MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
  • CHICAGO SCHOOL OF VIOLIN MAKING (Location: 3636 OAKTON; Private, for-profit)
  • COMPUTER SYSTEMS INSTITUTE (Location: 8930 GROSS POINT RD; Private, for-profit)
  • JEWISH UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (Location: 7135 N CARPENTER RD; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Doctor's degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Skokie:
  • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; EVANSTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 14,958)
  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 7,324)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-HARRY S TRUMAN COLLEGE (about 7 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 6,332)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 7 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,201)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 8 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,618)
  • TRITON COLLEGE (about 11 miles; RIVER GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 8,007)
  • OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; DES PLAINES, IL; FT enrollment: 5,749)
Public high schools in Skokie:
  • NILES WEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,513; Location: 5701 OAKTON; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NILES NORTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,295; Location: 9800 LAWLER AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Skokie:
  • FASMAN YESHINA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 171; Location: 7135 N CARPENTER RD; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Skokie:
  • OLD ORCHARD JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 666; Location: 9310 KENTON AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FAIRVIEW SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 614; Location: 7040 LARAMIE AVE; Grades: PK - 08)
  • JOHN MIDDLETON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 571; Location: 8300 ST LOUIS AVE; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • LINCOLN JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: 7839 LINCOLN AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MADISON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: 5100 MADISON ST; Grades: PK - 02)
  • EAST PRAIRIE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 414; Location: 3907 DOBSON ST; Grades: KG - 08)
  • OLIVER MCCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 8000 E PRAIRIE RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TIMBER RIDGE (Students: 353; Location: 3701 DAVIS ST; Grades: KG - 08)
  • HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 9700 CRAWFORD AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WALKER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 338; Location: 3601 CHURCH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Skokie:
  • ARIE CROWN HEBREW DAY SCHOOL (Students: 560; Location: 4600 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HILLEL TORAH DAY SCH (Students: 454; Location: 7120 LARAMIE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SOLOMON SCHECTER DAY SCHOOL (Students: 384; Location: 9301 GROSS POINT RD; Grades: KG - 5)
  • ST LAMBERT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 156; Location: 8141 N KEDVALE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST. PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 146; Location: 5201 GALITZ ST.; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SEPHARDIC HEBREW DAY SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 8610 NILES CENTER ROAD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • TINY TOT PRESCHOOL KDG (Students: 35; Location: 4346 W HOWARD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SWIFT CHILD CARE (Students: 31; Location: 8734 N BRONX; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Skokie:
  • SKOKIE P.L. (Operating income: $6,664,300; Location: 5215 OAKTON STREET; 418,995 books; 58,558 audio materials; 17,320 video materials; 1,075 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • The Ray Hartstein Campus of Oakton Community College is located at 7701 North Lincoln Avenue in Skokie.

Notable locations in Skokie: Evanston Golf Club (A), Performing Arts Center (B), Skokie Village Hall (C), Holocaust Museum (D), Skokie Swift Station (E), Skokie Public Library (F), Skokie Police Department (G), Skatium Ice Arena (H), Mayer Kaplan Community Center (I), Exploratorium (J), Fire Station Number 16 (K), Fire Station Number 18 (L), Devonshire Cultural Center (M), Devonshire Aquatic Center (N), Heritage Museum (O), Niles Township Community Day Care And Food Pantry (P), Niles Township Offices (Q), Cook County Circuit Courthouse (R).

Shopping Centers: Fashion Square Shopping Center (1), Old Orchard Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Skokie include: Skokie Central Congregation (A), Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (B), Saint Timothy's Lutheran Church (C), Saint Peter's United Church of Christ (D), Saint Peter's Catholic Church (E), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (F), Saint Lambert's Catholic Church (G), First Church of Christ Scientist (H).

Cemeteries: Memorial Cemetery (1), Saint Peters Catholic Cemetery (2), Saint Pauls Lutheran Cemetery (3).

Parks in Skokie include: Winnebago Park (1), Emily Oaks Nature Center (2), Mulford Park (3), Emerson Park (4), Wright Park (5), Felpro Park (6), Navajo Park (7), Norman Schack Park (8), Donald W Lyon Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Skokie compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Skokie:
  • WONX (1590 AM; 4 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: KOVAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WCRW (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WSBC BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WEDC (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOREIGN LANGUAGE BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKTA (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Skokie:
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WLUW (88.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Skokie:
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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