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Data are from the 2000 U.S. Census (except where indicated)



Number of People

City of Chicago

2.9 million

State of Illinois

12.4 million

Los Angeles County

9.4 million

Illegal Immigrants in the U.S.

8-11 million*

ALL Immigrants (Legal & Illegal) in the U.S.

31.1 million

* The low estimate (8 million) comes from the U.S. Census Bureau.  The high estimate (11 million) comes from Northeastern University.  (These two figures taken from the Ted Hayes article listed above.)