ABOUT CHICAGO

Chicago

CHICAGO FUN FACTS

Welcome to Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly three million people.

Chicago is home to...

  • 37 square miles of land
  • An estimated 2,695,598 residents
  • Dozens of cultural institutions, historical sites and museums
  • More than 200 theaters
  • Nearly 200 art galleries
  • More than 7,300 restaurants
  • 77 community areas containing more than 100 neighborhoods
  • 26 miles of lakefront
  • 15 miles of bathing beaches
  • 36 annual parades
  • 9 miles of lakefront bicycle paths
  • 52 parks

Chicago

Did you know...

These Fun Facts and more about Chicago are available at CityofChicago.org.