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Illinois

Below you will find a list of all Illinois business resources. StartupLoans.org, your trusted resource for all business loans, has put together a list for each state to help you grow your business. Each category is broken down specificity of the particular resource. Because of that, you may find a government resource in, say, the Women in Business section. We felt to break these down in the best possible way we would break our own rules. But, after all, that’s what business is all about! We hope you enjoy these business resources and if you would like to say thanks or just help out other small business owners find this resource, please feel free to link back to us.

Government Resources

General Business Resources

Women in Business

Minorities Business Resources

Illinois State Facts Illinois USA
Population, 2009 estimate 12,910,409 307,006,550
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 4.0% 9.1%
Population estimates base (April 1) 2000 12,419,658 281,424,602
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2009 6.9% 6.9%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2009 24.6% 24.3%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2009 12.4% 12.9%
Female persons, percent, 2009 50.7% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2009 (a) 79.0% 79.6%
Black persons, percent, 2009 (a) 14.9% 12.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2009 (a) 0.4% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2009 (a) 4.4% 4.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2009 (a) 0.1% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2009 1.3% 1.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2009 (b) 15.2% 15.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2009 64.6% 65.1%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 56.8% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 12.3% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 19.2% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 81.4% 80.4%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 26.1% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 1,999,717 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 28 25.5
Housing units, 2009 5,292,016 129,969,653
Homeownership rate, 2000 67.3% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 34.0% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $130,800 $119,600
Households, 2000 4,591,779 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.63 2.59
Median household income, 2008 $56,230 $52,029
Per capita money income, 1999 $23,104 $21,587
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008 12.2% 13.2%
Business QuickFacts Illinois USA
Private nonfarm establishments, 2008 321,942 7,601,169
Private nonfarm employment, 2008 5,464,130 120,903,551
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2008 -0.7% 6.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2008 874,540 21,351,320
Total number of firms, 2002 958,120 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 7.2% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.4% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 4.6% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 0.1% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 4.1% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 29.7% 28.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 188,365,216 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 317,467,059 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 131,469,518 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $10,446 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 19,072,168 449,498,718
Building permits, 2009 10,859 582,963
Federal spending, 2008 100,671,535 2,771,782,152
Geography QuickFacts Illinois USA
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 55,583.58 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 223.4 79.6
FIPS Code 17