Illinois


Newspapers

2004 Daily 68
Weekly 505
Total 573
2019 Daily 59
Weekly 369
Total 428
25% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Newspaper Circulation

2004 Daily 2.2 million
Weekly 4.2 million
Total 6.4 million
2019 Daily 1.6 million
Weekly 2.6 million
Total 4.3 million
33% decrease between 2004 and 2019
Source UNC Database

Population

Total Population
13 million
Adult Population
10 million
Population Rank
5th out of 50 (tied with Pennsylvania)
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Demographics

Median Age
38
Age Rank
28th oldest state of 50 (tied with Minnesota and Nevada)
Residents With Bachelor's Degree or Higher
33%
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Economics

Median Income
$59,000 (compared with $55,000 for U.S.)
Poverty Rate
13% (compared with 13% in U.S.)
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Filling the Void (Online News Organizations)

20 online news organizations cover Illinois, according to the LION database
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National Politics

2016 Election Results
Clinton, 55%; Trump, 38%
Senators
2 Democrats
Representatives
5 Republicans, 13 Democrats
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State Politics

2016 Voter Turnout
62%
State Senators
19 Republicans, 40 Democrats
State Representatives
44 Republicans, 74 Democrats
Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D) ends his term Jan. 2023
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