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Independent Living in Illinois

Illinois has 2,363 senior housing providers, including 653 independent living communities. According to data published by Medicare, the median cost of independent living communities in Illinois is $25,109 per year, with costs typically ranging between $576 and $3,575 per month. The monthly nationwide average cost is approximately $1,925.

The highest independent living costs in the state of Illinois are found in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metropolitan area where they range from $1,645 per month up to $5,033 per month, with a median cost of about $32,307 yearly. The lowest independent living costs in the state are around the Carbondale-Marion area, where they range between $743 and $2,668 per month. Here, the median annual cost runs about $19,892.

Illinois has an above average SeniorScore™ of 70. The state is the 5th largest state in the nation. It has a total population of 12,830,581. Of this population, about 28% are 55 years of age or older. On average, residents have a life expectancy of about 79 years.

The mean income per household in Illinois is $76,236, with a median income of approximately $60,137. Those who reside in the state bring in around $29,331 on an individual basis. The state has a high overall cost of living and currently has an unemployment rate of roughly 9.58%.

With average temperatures ranging from 39.7 to 60.1 degrees Fahrenheit, Illinois has a generally mild climate. The average annual temperature is around 50.4 degrees.

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