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Area Code 708 Detailed Profile

Area Code 708 Summary
Area code 708 is assigned to Illinois
Latitude: 41.732872
Longitude: -87.769290
Population: 1,745,585
Area: 677.31 sq. miles
Land: 674.41 sq. miles
Water: 2.91 sq. miles
Population Density: 2,588.33 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 592.3 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Central (GMT -6)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 708 Zip Codes
Cities with population over 1 Million
Chicago (2,878,552)
   
Cities with population over 100,000
Schaumburg (124,435)
   
Cities with population over 50,000
Berwyn (60,373)
Chicago Heights (60,461)
Cicero (86,133)
Oak Lawn (54,499)
Oak Park (52,524)
Orland Park (59,335)
Tinley Park (56,840)
Towns with population under 50,000
Alsip (22,757)
Beecher (5,537)
Bellwood (20,571)
Berkeley (5,212)
Blue Island (25,370)
Bridgeview (16,138)
Broadview (8,254)
Brookfield (19,146)
Buffalo Grove (42,115)
Burbank (27,978)
Calumet City (39,065)
Chicago Ridge (14,039)
Country Club Hills (16,168)
Crete (15,780)
Dolton (25,567)
Elmwood Park (42,621)
Evergreen Park (20,821)
Flossmoor (9,224)
Forest Park (15,688)
Glenwood (9,011)
Harvey (47,649)
Hazel Crest (16,070)
Hickory Hills (14,110)
Hillside (8,513)
Hines (247)
Hometown (4,452)
Homewood (21,152)
Justice (14,226)
La Grange (32,475)
La Grange Park (13,301)
Lansing (28,950)
Lyons (10,212)
Matteson (15,125)
Maywood (26,863)
Melrose Park (44,716)
Midlothian (25,979)
Mokena (19,476)
Monee (5,705)
Northbrook (40,392)
Oak Forest (27,899)
Olympia Fields (4,637)
Palos Heights (13,286)
Palos Hills (17,198)
Palos Park (9,520)
Park Forest (30,302)
Peotone (5,317)
Posen (4,703)
Richton Park (12,855)
River Forest (11,635)
River Grove (10,681)
Riverdale (33,209)
Riverside (15,700)
Robbins (6,672)
South Holland (22,218)
Steger (9,180)
Stone Park (5,171)
Summit Argo (11,175)
Thornton (2,601)
Westchester (16,714)
Western Springs (12,539)
Willow Springs (4,758)
Worth (11,262)

Area Code 708 Demographics

Area Code 708 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Male843,31348.31 %48.96 %49.04 %
Female902,27251.69 %51.04 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.93-0.960.96
Total Population1,745,585100.00 %--
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Area Code 708 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years127,1517.28 %7.06 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years137,4527.87 %7.49 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years132,9917.62 %7.29 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years123,4897.07 %7.20 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years109,0976.25 %6.85 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years243,37413.94 %14.59 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years278,96115.98 %15.97 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years232,41713.31 %13.10 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years81,7134.68 %4.65 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years64,4353.69 %3.73 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years109,4846.27 %6.22 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years79,4914.55 %4.31 %4.38 %
85 years and over25,5301.46 %1.55 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)36.3-37.537.7
18 years and over1,269,85972.75 %73.87 %74.27 %
Male
599,93434.37 %35.57 %35.85 %
Female
669,92538.38 %38.30 %38.42 %
21 years and over1,202,44468.88 %69.52 %69.92 %
62 years and over251,86314.43 %14.23 %14.65 %
65 years and over214,50512.29 %12.08 %12.42 %
Male
85,0194.87 %4.84 %5.12 %
Female
129,4867.42 %7.23 %7.30 %
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Area Code 708 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
One race1,708,27397.86 %98.11 %97.55 %
White
1,143,27665.50 %73.47 %75.21 %
Black or African American
367,46821.05 %15.12 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
4,2170.24 %0.25 %0.87 %
Asian
46,4312.66 %3.41 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
14,4760.83 %1.00 %0.59 %
Chinese
6,1520.35 %0.62 %0.85 %
Filipino
10,8140.62 %0.70 %0.65 %
Japanese
2,7420.16 %0.16 %0.28 %
Korean
6,8950.39 %0.41 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
1,4240.08 %0.15 %0.39 %
Other Asian
3,9280.23 %0.36 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
5530.03 %0.04 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
1160.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
990.01 %0.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
1300.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
2080.01 %0.01 %0.04 %
Some other race
146,3288.38 %5.82 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)289,99716.61 %12.32 %13.70 %
Mexican
243,86113.97 %9.22 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
14,6470.84 %1.27 %2.46 %
Cuban
2,5740.15 %0.15 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
28,9151.66 %1.69 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino1,455,58883.39 %87.68 %86.30 %
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Area Code 708 Social Profile

Area Code 708 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school486,949100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
37,6877.74 %7.34 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
28,4745.85 %5.50 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
218,04644.78 %43.19 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
103,27021.21 %20.50 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
99,47220.43 %23.48 %22.81 %
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Area Code 708 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over1,117,133100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
90,9148.14 %7.50 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
123,59511.06 %11.07 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
306,97427.48 %27.74 %28.63 %
High school or higher
902,62480.80 %81.43 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
253,34322.68 %21.58 %21.05 %
Associate degree
66,8245.98 %6.05 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
173,75715.55 %16.52 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
275,48324.66 %26.07 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
101,7269.11 %9.54 %8.86 %
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Area Code 708 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported1,966,586100.00 %--
Arab15,6480.80 %0.40 %0.42 %
Czech40,0892.04 %1.15 %0.59 %
Danish7,0720.36 %0.45 %0.50 %
Dutch34,5001.75 %1.48 %1.58 %
English68,4293.48 %6.28 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)26,4621.35 %2.02 %2.90 %
French Canadian6,2640.32 %0.34 %0.85 %
German251,60812.79 %18.42 %14.93 %
Greek19,7041.00 %0.72 %0.40 %
Hungarian8,5140.43 %0.42 %0.49 %
Irish239,25512.17 %11.42 %10.65 %
Italian147,7277.51 %5.62 %5.47 %
Lithuanian23,1601.18 %0.66 %0.23 %
Norwegian16,2270.83 %1.35 %1.56 %
Polish202,65710.31 %7.04 %3.12 %
Portuguese6540.03 %0.06 %0.41 %
Russian20,9161.06 %0.92 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish12,6910.65 %0.96 %1.50 %
Scottish14,6880.75 %1.13 %1.70 %
Slovak8,9860.46 %0.32 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African12,9200.66 %0.55 %0.62 %
Swedish33,7661.72 %2.29 %1.39 %
Swiss2,4930.13 %0.28 %0.32 %
Ukrainian8,0730.41 %0.36 %0.31 %
United States or American35,6111.81 %4.29 %7.18 %
Welsh4,3440.22 %0.39 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)4,4410.23 %0.21 %0.65 %
Other ancestries699,68735.58 %30.47 %31.89 %
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Area Code 708 Economy

Area Code 708 Employment

GroupNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over1,321,240100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
624,81947.29 %48.22 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
696,42152.71 %51.78 %51.68 %
In labor force
857,69364.92 %65.37 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
451,55152.65 %53.24 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
406,14247.35 %46.76 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
857,23464.88 %65.14 %63.10 %
Employed
805,93061.00 %61.20 %59.39 %
Unemployed
51,3043.88 %3.94 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-5.98 %6.03 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
4590.03 %0.23 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
463,54735.08 %34.63 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers675,21583.78 %81.81 %78.40 %
Government workers95,48011.85 %12.65 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business33,8034.19 %5.27 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers1,4320.18 %0.27 %0.31 %
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Area Code 708 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations264,33032.80 %34.18 %33.60 %
Service occupations100,56812.48 %13.95 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations238,90029.64 %27.60 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations7960.10 %0.31 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations70,4658.74 %8.23 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations130,87116.24 %15.73 %14.63 %
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Area Code 708 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining1,0730.13 %1.14 %1.87 %
Construction48,7296.05 %5.73 %6.80 %
Manufacturing121,25015.04 %15.96 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade33,6104.17 %3.82 %3.60 %
Retail trade89,89211.15 %11.03 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities60,0067.45 %6.04 %5.19 %
Information24,7233.07 %2.96 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing71,0918.82 %7.92 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services84,71610.51 %10.13 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services151,67918.82 %19.40 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services52,1576.47 %7.16 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)39,2664.87 %4.73 %4.88 %
Public administration27,7383.44 %3.97 %4.83 %
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Area Code 708 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Households624,054100.00 %4,591,326106,788,273
Less than $10,000
41,2466.61 %8.35 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
28,5254.57 %5.50 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
63,63210.20 %11.27 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
71,50711.46 %11.89 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
103,36316.56 %16.23 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
136,20621.83 %20.75 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
82,45013.21 %11.58 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
63,68210.20 %9.04 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
17,4262.79 %2.59 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
16,0172.57 %2.81 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$53,312.73-$43,808.30$39,349.33
Average household size2.68-2.592.58
Average income per member of household$19,925.53-$16,942.53$15,252.86
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Area Code 708 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over788,795100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
577,86973.26 %73.22 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
86,91111.02 %10.88 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
75,8559.62 %8.66 %4.73 %
Walked
22,1172.80 %3.14 %2.94 %
Other means
7,1960.91 %1.02 %1.20 %
Worked at home
18,8472.39 %3.07 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)30.7462 minutes-26.3 minutes26.3 minutes
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Area Code 708 Housing

Area Code 708 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units651,735100.00 %4,884,060117,282,697
Occupied housing units
624,17195.77 %93.99 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
445,85168.41 %63.22 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
178,32027.36 %30.77 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
27,5644.23 %6.01 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
1,7360.27 %0.61 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.48 %-2.00 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate5.29 %-6.70 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.75-2.632.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.32-2.422.45
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Area Code 708 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units651,325100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
366,02156.20 %57.94 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
41,1976.33 %4.82 %5.68 %
2 units
47,2007.25 %6.92 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
44,9916.91 %6.52 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
47,1567.24 %6.17 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
38,4825.91 %4.33 %3.99 %
20 or more units
55,4658.52 %10.06 %8.59 %
Mobile home
10,7501.65 %3.20 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
630.01 %0.04 %0.22 %
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Area Code 708 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units651,325100.00 %--
1 room
8,5361.31 %1.95 %2.21 %
2 rooms
20,9423.22 %3.80 %4.88 %
3 rooms
53,7308.25 %8.54 %10.06 %
4 rooms
101,04215.51 %15.96 %15.95 %
5 rooms
145,80722.39 %21.73 %20.92 %
6 rooms
127,89819.64 %18.61 %18.39 %
7 rooms
88,80313.63 %12.30 %11.98 %
8 rooms
59,0259.06 %8.72 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
45,5426.99 %8.40 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.4-5.75.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units623,881100.00 %--
1.00 or less
587,50394.17 %89.44 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
21,6493.47 %2.62 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
14,7292.36 %1.93 %2.54 %
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Area Code 708 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas555,35085.26 %75.72 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas7,1771.10 %4.67 %5.96 %
Electricity53,9168.28 %11.68 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.1,1970.18 %0.58 %8.06 %
Coal or coke670.01 %0.02 %0.12 %
Wood1600.02 %0.35 %1.51 %
Solar energy930.01 %0.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel3,1960.49 %0.51 %0.35 %
No fuel used2,7250.42 %0.45 %1.25 %
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Area Code 708 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units359,601100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
6,7381.87 %9.31 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
65,33718.17 %26.37 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
114,39431.81 %23.62 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
84,80123.58 %17.38 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
56,09315.60 %13.95 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
25,0336.96 %6.61 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
6,3691.77 %2.25 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
8360.23 %0.50 %0.56 %
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Area Code 708 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage257,31571.56 %69.80 %69.56 %
Less than $300
2860.08 %0.26 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
3,4420.96 %3.04 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
13,2423.68 %7.28 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
48,13213.38 %14.48 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
106,08229.50 %22.98 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
51,99214.46 %12.24 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
34,1399.49 %9.53 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged102,28628.44 %30.20 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent115,97032.25 %36.11 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent63,58417.68 %17.99 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent53,86614.98 %14.44 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent37,51710.43 %9.79 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent24,4896.81 %6.12 %6.01 %
35 percent or more61,92917.22 %14.91 %15.91 %
Not computed2,2460.62 %0.64 %0.85 %
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Area Code 708 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units178,229100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
5,9963.36 %5.67 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
4,2862.40 %4.88 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
24,40313.69 %21.24 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
84,01147.14 %36.11 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
35,35319.84 %17.49 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
15,3058.59 %8.28 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
4,1642.34 %2.54 %2.89 %
No cash rent
4,7112.64 %3.79 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)57,37132.19 %43.45 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent35,21819.76 %20.01 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent28,21015.83 %15.20 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent23,32513.09 %13.09 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent18,22410.23 %10.07 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent12,4526.99 %7.04 %7.32 %
35 percent or more50,88928.55 %28.26 %29.47 %
Not computed9,9115.56 %6.32 %7.77 %

Area Code 708 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentIllinois Avg.National Avg.
None62,5709.61 %11.13 %9.57 %
1234,61836.02 %33.26 %31.22 %
2237,27036.43 %35.38 %34.76 %
3 or more89,42313.73 %14.22 %15.45 %
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