Cities in Illinois

Located in the Midwestern region of the United States, Illinois is the 25th most-extensive and fifth most populous state of the country. Currently, Illinois has 1,299 incorporated municipalities which comprise cities, towns, and villages. Chicago is most populated city of the state and third most populated city in the United States. Chicago, which was incorporated as a city in 1837, comprised a population of 2,704,958 people, as per a 2016 estimate. Aurora is the second most populous city of the state and the 114th most populated city in the United States. As of 2016, the city had a population of 201,110 residents. Some of the other most populated cities are Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, etc. Springfield, which is the capital of Illinois, is the 6th most populous city of the state. As of 2016, the city had a population of 115,715 inhabitants. Meanwhile, Valley City with a population of just 13 people, is the least populated place in the state.

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Cities in Illinois

Nicknamed 'The Prairie State', Illinois is located in the Midwestern United States. The state is known for productive prairies, antebellum architecture, and diverse cultures.

Known as the 'Windy City', Chicago shines like a beacon along the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan. Be it Hyde Park, Navy Pier, or Chicago Loop, the city has a fair share of attractions that can rival New York or Los Angeles.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum lies in the state capital, Springfield. Also called 'The River city', Peoria is the oldest European settlement in Illinois. The city of Aurora is divided into three regions: West Side, East Side, and Fox Valley. Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, and Waukegan are other major cities in Illinois.

Getting In and Around

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is among the busiest airports in the world whereas, Midway International Airport (MDW) provides a secondary gateway. Texas Eagle, Lake Shore Limited, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, and Empire Builder are some of the Amtrak trains serving the state. Interstate Highways (I-57, I-55, I-74, I-72, and I-80) and U.S. Highways (US 45, US 51, US 66, and US 24) create a dense road network.

List of Cities in Illinois

City NameCountyPopulation
BloomingtonMcLean 44,189
DecaturMacon 76,122
Arlington HeightsCook 75,101
EvanstonCook 74,486
Des PlainesCook 58,364
BerwynCook 56,657
WheatonDuPage 52,894
BellevilleSt. Clair County 44,478
ElmhurstDuPage 44,121
De KalbDe Kalb43,862
MolineRockIsland 43,483
UrbanaChampaign 41,250
Crystal LakeMcHenry 40,743
QuincyAdams 40,633
Rock IslandRockIsland 39,018
Park RidgeCook 37,480
Calumet CityCook 37,042
PekinTazewell 34,094
DanvilleVermilion 33,027
St. CharlesSt. Charles32,974
North ChicagoLake 32,574
GalesburgKnox 32,195
Chicago HeightsCook 30,276
Granite CityMadison 29,849
Highland ParkLake 29,763
BurbankCook 28,925
O'FallonStClair 28,281
Oak ForestCook 27,962
AltonMadison  27,865
KankakeeKankakee 27,537
City NameCountyPopulation
West ChicagoDuPage 27,086
East St. LouisSt. Clair County 27,006
McHenryMcHenry 26,992
BataviaKane 26,045
CarbondaleJackson 25,902
FreeportStephenson 25,638
BelvidereBoone 25,585
CollinsvilleMadison 25,579
HarveyCook 25,282
LockportWill 24,839
WoodstockMcHenry 24,770
ZionLake 24,413
EdwardsvilleMadison 24,293
Rolling MeadowsCook 24,099
Loves ParkWinnebago 23,996
Blue IslandCook 23,706
East PeoriaTazewell 23,402
DarienDuPage  22,086
Park ForestWill  21,975
CharlestonColes 21,838
GenevaKane 21,495
East MolineRockIsland 21,302
Crest HillWill 20,837
Lake ForestLake 19,375
MacombMcDonough 19,288
OttawaLaSalle 18,768
MattoonColes 18,555
SycamoreDeKalb 17,519
Palos HillsCook 17,484
MarionWilliamson 17,193
Fairview HeightsSt. Clair 17,078
YorkvilleKendall 16,921
Country Club HillsCook 16,541
Prospect HeightsCook 16,256
DixonLee 15,733
SterlingWhiteside 15,370
Mount VernonJefferson  15,277
WashingtonTazewell 15,134
NormalMcLean 52,497


Last Updated Date: August 26th, 2017