Did You Know That Chicago…

  • Receives an average of 30,000,000 annual visitors?
  • Gets approximately 30 inches of annual precipitation?
  • Has about 13,550 police officers?
  • Has approximately 27 mounted police?
  • Has an average of 2,890,000 residents?
  • Is approximately 228 square miles?
  • Has about 3,780 miles of streets?
  • Has the world’s longest street? That would be Western Avenue.
  • Has almost 148,000 manholes?
  • Has 40+ miles of bike lanes?
  • Is home to the Harold Washington Library Center which is the world’s
    largest public library?
  • Has about 49 museums?
  • Has the world’s largest modern art museum which is the Museum of
    Contemporary Art.
  • Has an average of 4,260 firefighters?
  • Has about 110 fire stations?
  • Is home to 105 hospitals?
  • Has approximately 198 neighborhoods?
  • Has an average of 600+ public school buildings?
  • Has 560 parks?
  • Produced the first Roller skates in 1884?
  • Is home to the world’s largest free public zoo: Lincoln Park Zoo,
    located at 2200 N. Cannon Drive?
  • Produced the first All-Star baseball game in 1905?
  • Holds 200+ annual parades?
  • Has about 6,400 bike racks?
  • Has approximately 18 miles of lakefront trails?
  • Is home to Art Institute of Chicago which is the world’s largest
    collection of impressionist paintings outside Paris?
  • Has the world’s largest Tiffany dome: Chicago Cultural Center?
  • Has 4 buildings that are taller than 1,000 feet?