Chicago, Illinois - Facts & Figures
Chicago is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Chicago is a multicultural city and thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods. Chicago embodies the values of America's heartland - integrity, hard work and community - and reflects the ideals in the social fabric of its 77 distinct neighborhoods. Chicago is a passionate leader in reforming public schools, enhancing public safety and security initiatives, providing affordable housing in attractive and economically sound communities, ensuring accessibility for all and fostering, social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Chicago is known as a sports town, has 26 miles of lakefront, 15 miles of beaches, and 19 miles of lakefront bicycle paths.
- Population: 2,698,283
- Industries: Professional, scientific, and technical services, healthcare, education, food services, finances and insurance
- Area Codes: 312, 773, 872, 847, 708, 224
- ZIP Codes: 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610
- Surrounding Cities: Chicago Heights, Calumet, Canal, Wabash, Franklin, Illinois Dearborn, Lakeshore, Monroe, Superior, Edgewater, Irving, Rogers Park, Kildare, Newcastle, Humboldt, Austin, Merrimac, Kedzie, Larayette, Lawndale, Hyde Park, Oakland, Steward, Portsmouth, Prospect, Mitchell, South Chicago, Veverly, Pullman, O'Hare, Bellwood, Ciero, Elk Grove, Berwyn, Riverside