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Checking the state of housing in Illinois' biggest counties

Caitlin WilsonReboot Illinois

Aug 20, 2014

You can tell a lot about an area by the state of its housing — how big, how old, how many multi-unit buildings and how many single units.

Information from the United States Census Bureau, compiled by, shows what kinds, ages and sizes of homes are most prevalent in the 10 most populous counties in the state. The numbers reflect the lifestyles of the counties’ residents.

Cook County, the state’s largest and most heavily urban county, has more homes in multi-unit buildings than single-units. It’s the only county with that…

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