These and other statistics about Illinois’ population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.
Highlights include the following:
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||65.3%||66.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino||14.7%||14.8%|
|Median household income||$52,006||$48,451|
|Persons below poverty||12.3%||13.3%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+)||28.9%||27.0%|
|Median home value||$200,200||$185,200|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).