This area of the CMAP website contains a set of Community Data Snapshots that summarize demographics, housing, employment, transportation habits, retail sales, property values, and land use in metropolitan Chicago's 284 municipalities. You may browse the municipalities alphabetically or grouped by county. Snapshots are also available for all 77 Chicago Community Areas. Each snapshot is presented in an easy-to-print PDF file. The underlying data for the Snapshots can be downloaded from the CMAP Data Hub. Explore or search the map below to find your community. A list of communities can also be found at the bottom of this page.
DATA UPDATE: In 2018, CMAP added several categories to the snapshots to align them with ON TO 2050’s principles of Inclusive Growth, Resilience, and Prioritized Investment. The snapshots now report fields including fluency in English, those born outside the United States, and the percentage of monthly income going towards living costs. Additionally, existing fields like age and level of educational attainment have been more parsed out to better reflect changing ranges in demographics.
For more data to assist with local planning, communities can also explore ON TO 2050 Indicators that set targets and measure progress of plan implementation or ON TO 2050 Local Strategy Maps that help relate the plan’s recommendations to the municipal or community level.
To improve the Community Data Snapshots in the future, CMAP wants to hear from you. Please take a quick survey to describe how you use this data and what you'd like to see in next year's snapshots.
As noted in each profile, the data comes from multiple sources, which include the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Illinois Department of Revenue, and CMAP. Please note that the American Community Survey is a sample-based data product. Exercise caution when using data from low-population municipalities, as the margins of error are often large compared to the estimate.