Metros 2014: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

… examining Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI metropolitan area dynamics:
• How will the market for single family homes change over the next 5 years? 20 years?
• How does economic prosperity in the Chicago metro compare to others?
• What are the patterns in metro rental income and homeownership/vacancy rates?
• How do patterns manifest themselves in different ways by county/neighborhood?
• How are demographic-economic characteristics trending?

We examine these types of topics in this section. Stakeholders can replicate applications reviewed here for this and other metros using ProximityOne resources.

.. this section now continuously updated … see Chicago Metro Situation & Outlook; see related Illinois Demographic-Economic Characteristics.

Metropolitan areas include approximately 94 percent of the U.S. population — 85 percent in metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and 9 percent in micropolitan statistical areas (MISAs). Of 3,143 counties in the United States, 1,167 are in the 381 MSAs in the U.S. and 641 counties are in the 536 MISAs (1,335 counties are in non-metro areas).

See this section as the corresponding more detailed ProximityOne Web page.

Focus on Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI MSA
This section is focused on the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI MSA; Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSA) 16980. It is not intended to be a study of the metro but rather illustrate how relevant decision-making information (DMI) resources can be brought together to examine patterns and change and develop insights. The data, tools and methods can be applied to any metro.

The Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI MSA is shown in the graphic below. The 14-county metropolitan statistical area is shown with bold brown boundary; counties appear with black boundaries and county name labels. The thematic pattern shows a measure of economic prosperity (median household income: MHI) by census tract.

Click graphic for larger view. Map developed using CV XE GIS. Develop variations of this map view using the Mapping Illinois Neighborhood Patterns GIS resources.

Metro-County Geographic-Demographic Structure
The Census 2010 population of the metro was 9,461,105 (3rd largest in the U.S.) compared 9,537,289 (3rd largest in the U.S.) based on the 2013 estimate. See interactive table to examine other metros in a similar manner.

Click here to view a metro by county profile for the Chicago metro. Click the county component links below to view annual county population estimates and components of change.
• Cook, IL (17031)
• DeKalb, IL (17037)
• DuPage, IL (17043)
• Grundy, IL (17063)
• Kane, IL (17089)
• Kendall, IL (17093)
• Lake, IL (17097)
• McHenry, IL (17111)
• Will, IL (17197)
• Jasper, IN (18073)
• Lake, IN (18089)
• Newton, IN (18111)
• Porter, IN (18127)
• Kenosha, WI (55059)

Use this interactive table to view demographic attributes of these counties and rank/compare with other counties.

Population Pyramids & Age-Cohort Patterns
The graphic below shows the Census 2010 Cook County, IL population pyramid. Click graphic to view as HTML section with related Census 2010 age-gender population distribution.

Cook County, IL; Census 2010; Total population

Use ChartGraphics examine population by age-gender-race/origin for any county.

County Population Projections to 2020 and Beyond
The following view shows counties in the metro area. Counties are labeled with name; bar charts show Census 2000, Census 2010 and the ProximityOne projection to 2020. The CV XE GIS identify tool (see pointer) is used to show a mini-profile for one county. Kendall County, IL is projected to change from 115,206 as of Census 2000 to 173,343 in 2050. See more about how USA TODAY used ProximityOne projections to analyze diversity, 1960 to 2060. More about diversity below.

Click graphic for larger view. Map developed using CV XE GIS.

Diversity by Neighborhood in the Chicago Region
Diversity Patterns Neighborhood/Census Tract
Census tracts are colored based on value of the diversity index. See color patterns assigned based on diversity index values as shown in legend at left of the map. Blue tracts are most diverse; red tracts are least diverse. Tracts shown with black cross-hatched pattern are tracts with 50-percent or more Hispanic population. See more aboutneighhborhood diversity in the Chicago area.

Click graphic for larger view. Map developed using CV XE GIS.

Metro Demographic-Economic Characteristics
In 2012, the metro median household income was $59,261, percent high school graduates 86.8%, percent college graduates 34.8% and 14.5% in poverty. Use the following U.S.-state-metro interactive table to view/compare/rank compare this metro with other areas:
• General Demographics —
• Social Characteristics —
• Economic Characteristics —
• Housing Characteristics —

Metro Cities & Places
Click link to view profile for the metro principal cities:
Arlington Heights
Des Plaines
Hoffman Estates

View similar profile for any Illinois city — Illinois Community Profiles

Drill-down Analysis
The following view illustrates how a set of block groups in Chicago can be visually selected and analyzed using site analysis tools. The cross-hatched areas are 14 block groups in a study area that were visually selected using the mouse. A mini-profile in the lower right grid shows the 14 area aggregate for selected race origin items. The total population for these 14 block groups is 19,979. Perform this type of operation for any set of block groups for wide-ranging demographic-economic measures.

Click graphic for larger view. Developed using CV XE GIS.

Click the View File button, the selected 14 block group records are shown in the grid below. Optionally save and output these block group records for further analysis.

Click graphic for larger view. Developed using CV XE GIS.

About Metropolitan Areas
By definition, metropolitan areas are comprised of one or more contiguous counties. Metropolitan areas are not singlecities and typically include many cities. Metropolitan areas are comprised of urban and rural areas and often have large expanses of rural territory. A business and demographic-economic synergy exists within each metro; metros often interact with adjacent metros. The demographic-economic make-up of metros vary widely and change often. See more about metros.

Support Using these Resources
Learn more about demographic economic data and related analytical tools. Join us in a Decision-Making Information Web session. There is no fee for these one-hour Web sessions. Each informal session is focused on a specific topic. The open structure also provides for Q&A and discussion of application issues of interest to participants.

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