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Where is Illinois, United States?

Location of state of Illinois on a map

Illinois is a state found in the nation of United States. Home to 12,830,632 people, it is the 5th largest division in United States in terms of population.

Illinois gained its current status as a state in the year 1818. The government of Illinois is lead by Bruce Rauner and is based in the state capital of Springfield (Population: 116,250).

The most populous cities in Illinois are: Chicago (Population: 2,695,598), Aurora (Population: 197,899), Rockford (Population: 152,871), Joliet (Population: 147,433), Naperville (Population: 141,853).

Illinois State - Quick Facts

Country United States
Region Type State
Time Zone CST
Year of Establishment 1818
Capital Springfield (Population: 116,250)
Head of Government Bruce Rauner
Total Population 12,830,632
Total Area 145,934 sq km (56,345 sq miles)
Population Density 87.9 sq km (227.7 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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