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Skokie is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "marsh."
The latitude of Skokie is 42.033N. The longitude is -87.733W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 607 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 63,633.
The village's population, spurred by the post-war boom and the construction of an area highway, increased dramatically in the middle of the 20th century.
Jewish Holocaust survivors settled here after World War II.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Skokie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60203 ZIP code.
9% of Skokie residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Skokie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Skokie was $27,136, compared with $21,587 nationally.
43% of Skokie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Skokie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $748. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,556.
Libraries in Skokie include Skokie Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Skokie political report.
The average commute time for Skokie workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Skokie between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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