Largest Cities in Illinois

Illinois (abbreviated Ill. or IL), state of the United States at 145,933 kmĀ². It has about 12.8 million inhabitants, and its capital is Springfield. Illinois is a plain southwest of Lake Michigan, around the city of Chicago.

A lot of soybeans and corn are grown in the area, and the state has a large pig and cattle herd. In addition, there is coal mining and varied industry in the Chicago area.

Illinois has been our state since 1818. He is often called The Prairie State. The name Illinois is of Native American origin.

Biggest Cities of Illinois by Population

Rank City State Population
1 Chicago IL 2695709
2 Aurora IL 198010
3 Rockford IL 152982
4 Joliet IL 147544
5 Naperville IL 141964
6 Springfield IL 116361
7 Peoria IL 115118
8 Elgin IL 108299
9 Waukegan IL 89189
10 Champaign IL 81166
11 Bloomington IL 76721
12 Decatur IL 76233
13 Evanston IL 74597
14 Des Plaines IL 58475
15 Berwyn IL 56768
16 Wheaton IL 53005
17 Belleville IL 44589
18 Elmhurst IL 44232
19 DeKalb IL 43973
20 Moline IL 43594
21 Urbana IL 41361
22 Crystal Lake IL 40854
23 Quincy IL 40744
24 Rock Island IL 39129
25 Park Ridge IL 37591
26 Calumet City IL 37153
27 Pekin IL 34205

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