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Maine is a township in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Maine. For links to other places called Maine, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Maine is 42.033N. The longitude is -87.864W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 135,172.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Maine demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60631 ZIP code.
16% of Maine residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Maine ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Maine was $26,646, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Maine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Maine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $732. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,466.
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Maine political report.
The average commute time for Maine workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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