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Cook County, IL
The county was named for Daniel P. Cook, lawyer and congressman

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Cook County is one of 102 counties in Illinois.

The county is in the Chicago metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 5,327,777. This was a decrease of  -.91% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$45,922
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cook County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Cook County was $35,224. This was an increase of 21.6% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 114% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Chicago
Census 2000 highlights: Second largest county in the nation (by population); largest black population; fourth largest Hispanic population

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11% of Cook County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cook County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Cook County include Acacia Park Cemetery, All Saints Cemetery, All Saints Cemetery, Archer Woods Cemetery, Arlington Heights Cemetery, Assumption Cemetery, B'Nai Abraham Cemetery, Bachelor Grove Cemetery, Bartlett Cemetery, Berger Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Cook County include Albany Park, Alsip, Andersonville, Archer Heights, Arlington Heights, Armour Square, Ashburn, Austin, Avalon Park, Avondale ... View communities

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Colleges in Cook County include Adler School of Professional Psychology, Catholic Theological Union at Chicago, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago State University, Chicago Theological Seminary, Columbia College Chicago, Concordia University River Forest, DePaul University, Dominican University, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine ... View colleges

School districts in Cook County include Alsip-Hazlgrn-Oaklwn S Dist 126, Arbor Park Schools District 145, Argo Countymm H S Dist 217, Arlington Heights Schools Dist 25, Atwood Heights District 125, Avoca Schools Dist 37, Bellwood Schools Dist 88, Berkeley Schools Dist 87, Berwyn North Schools Dist 98, Berwyn South Schools District 100 ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Cook County include Acorn Public Library, Albany Park Branch, Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library, Altgeld Branch, Archer Branch, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Austin Branch, Austin-Irving Branch, Avalon Branch, Back of the Yards Branch ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Cook County include Arlington Heights Journal & Topics, Austin Weekly News, Barrington Courier-Review, Berwyn-Cicero-Forest View-Stickney Life, Chicago Journal, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, Daily Southtown, Des Plaines Journal ... View newspapers

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Politics

Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cook County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Cook County include Chicago Midway, O'Hare International Airport

Hotels in Cook County include Affinia Chicago, Allegro Chicago - Kimpton, Amalfi Hotel Chicago, Ambassador East Hotel, Ambassador West Chicago, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Baymont Inn, Baymont Inn, Baymont Inn & Suites ... More hotels

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