As a comprehensive plan for the Chicago region, ON TO 2050 has numerous strategies meant to be implemented at the local level. To help communities achieve their goals, CMAP has updated the Community Data Snapshots, which summarize demographics, housing, employment, transportation habits, and other key details about metropolitan Chicago’s 284 municipalities, 77 Chicago Community Areas, and seven counties. These reports are available as easy-to-print PDFs, and the underlying data can be downloaded from the CMAP Data Hub.
New this year are several categories aligned with ON TO 2050’s core principles of Inclusive Growth, Resilience, and Prioritized Investment. The snapshots now include data on residents' fluency in English, those born outside the U.S., and the percentage of monthly income going toward living costs. Additionally, existing fields like age and educational attainment have been adjusted to better reflect changing 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.