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Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois is the 1st most populous city in Illinois and a great market to utilize billboards and other out-of-home media formats in your advertising campaign. With a population of approximately 2,693,959 people, there’s a great opportunity for businesses small and large to leverage out-of-home advertising in finding new customers, building their brand, and growing their business.

Billboard Cost in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago OOH Media Cost Cost

Cost
  • $1.24k
  • Average cost
  • $100.80
  • Lowest price
  • $7.47
  • Median CPM
Impressions
  • 176,827
  • Median Impressions
Inventory
  • 18,542
  • Total Advertising Options
  • 110
  • Chicago Outdoor Advertising companies on AdQuick
All outdoor advertising pricing is for a four week campaign

Chicago Billboard Cost

Billboards in Chicago, Illinois are usually located in highly visible, heavy traffic areas such as highways, primary arterials, and major intersections. The billboard advertising artwork, is often "rotated" by the outdoor outdoor advertising company amongst several locations to achieve the advertiser's desired CPM, reach and frequency for their target audience.
Cost
  • $2.4k
  • Average cost
  • $175.00
  • Lowest price
  • $8.89
  • Median CPM
Impressions
  • 952,498,593
  • Median Impressions
Inventory
  • 1,828
  • Total Billboard Locations
  • 37
  • Chicago Billboard companies on AdQuick
All billboard pricing is for a four week campaign

Chicago Digital Billboard Cost

Digital Billboards in Chicago, Illinois are usually located in highly visible, heavy traffic areas such as highways, primary arterials, and major intersections. The billboard advertising artwork, is often "rotated" by the outdoor outdoor advertising company amongst several locations to achieve the advertiser's desired CPM, reach and frequency for their target audience.
Cost
  • $2.3k
  • Average cost
  • $960.00
  • Lowest price
  • $5.47
  • Median CPM
Impressions
  • 910,276,901
  • Median Impressions
Inventory
  • 338
  • Total Billboard Digital Locations
  • 25
  • Chicago Billboard companies on AdQuick
All digital billboard pricing is for a four week campaign

Chicago Street Furniture Cost

Street furniture is a collective term for objects and pieces of equipment installed along streets and roads for various purposes. Some examples of Chicago, Illinois street furniture include ads on: bicycles/scooters, transit shelters, bus benches, kiosks and newsstands. Street furniture media has a long dwell time“ and is a great OOH media format for ads with call-to-actions to prospective customers waiting on their commute.
Cost
  • $660
  • Average cost
  • $200.00
  • Lowest price
  • $3.53
  • Median CPM
Impressions
  • 1,141,289,199
  • Median Impressions
Inventory
  • 7,722
  • Total Advertising Options
  • 9
  • Chicago Street Furniture companies on AdQuick
All street_furniture pricing is for a four week campaign

Chicago Wallscape Cost

Wallscapes in Chicago, Illinois are typically attached to prime real estate and are able to accommodate a wide variety of unusual shapes and sizes. These advertisements are visible from a distance and provide impact rivaling large billboard ads. Marketers tend to like this OOH format, as it has a large social media impact and is easily shareable.
Cost
  • $8.38k
  • Average cost
  • $500.00
  • Lowest price
  • $23.53
  • Median CPM
Impressions
  • 524,267,003
  • Median Impressions
Inventory
  • 1,151
  • Total Advertising Options
  • 47
  • Chicago Wallscape companies on AdQuick
All wallscape pricing is for a four week campaign

Chicago Wildposting Cost

Wildpostings are a form of out-of-home advertising where static posters are placed in a large number on multiple locations, primarily in dense, urban areas, to attract maximum attention. Wildpostings are a cost-effective form of outdoor advertising that offers advertisers a high degree of exposure for small business owners to drive brand awareness in high traffic areas.
Cost
  • $5k
  • Average cost
  • $2,450.00
  • Lowest price
  • $30.94
  • Median CPM
Impressions
  • 301,255,897
  • Median Impressions
Inventory
  • 364
  • Total Advertising Options
  • 11
  • Chicago Wildposting companies on AdQuick
All wildposting pricing is for a four week campaign

Chicago Transit Cost

Chicago, Illinois transit advertising is placed in or on modes of public transportation or in high foot traffic public areas targeting commuters. Types of transit ads include airborne banners, airport advertising, bus interiors/posters/wraps, mobile billboards, subway advertising, and ads on top of taxis.`
Cost
  • $13.5k
  • Average cost
  • $125.00
  • Lowest price
  • $4.90
  • Median CPM
Impressions
  • 6,674,086,920
  • Median Impressions
Inventory
  • 2,219
  • Total Advertising Options
  • 25
  • Chicago Transit companies on AdQuick
All transit pricing is for a four week campaign

Where to advertise in Chicago, Illinois

Tourist Attractions
Out-of-home media placements near popular tourist attractions make great places to advertise in Chicago. Billboards, wallscapes, and windowscapes are all great media formats that our customers have targeted with past campaigns near:
  • Millennium Park
  • Navy Pier
  • Wrigley Field
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
Sports Stadiums & Arenas
Place-based out-of-home inventory in stadiums and sports complexes or billboards outside-of or on-the-way to arenas can also be effective in driving. There are some great billboards in Chicago near the following stadiums and sports complexes:
  • United Center
  • Soldier Field
  • Wrigley Field
  • Guaranteed Rate Field
  • SeatGeek Stadium
Universities & Colleges
If you’re targeting a college audience with your outdoor advertising campaign, Chicago has some great inventory at affordable rates near the following institutions of higher learning:
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
Airports
Out-of-home media placements in or near airports can be effective in growing your business. Some great places to target near Chicago include:
  • O'Hare International Airport
  • Chicago Midway International Airport
  • American Coach Limousine
  • Chicago Executive Airport-PWK
Highways
Many of Chicago’ most impactful billboards can be found near the following interstate highways and state routes:
  • Interstate 290: Chicago-Kansas City Expy
  • Interstate 94: Dan Ryan Expy
  • Interstate 55: Stevenson Expy
  • Interstate 90: Kennedy Expy And Dan Ryan Expy
OOH Media Formats in Chicago, Illinois
Billboards
There are 2,423 Billboards options available on AdQuick in Chicago, Illinois from 52 unique media owners.
Street furniture
There are 5,304 Street furniture options available on AdQuick in Chicago, Illinois from 18 unique media owners.
Transit
There are 1,469 Transit options available on AdQuick in Chicago, Illinois from 30 unique media owners.
Wallscape
There are 702 Wallscape options available on AdQuick in Chicago, Illinois from 51 unique media owners.
Wildposting
There are 248 Wildposting options available on AdQuick in Chicago, Illinois from 14 unique media owners.
Airport
There are 13 Airport options available on AdQuick in Chicago, Illinois from 3 unique media owners.
Windowscapes
There are 15 Windowscapes options available on AdQuick in Chicago, Illinois from 6 unique media owners.
Retail
There are 1,113 Retail options available on AdQuick in Chicago, Illinois from 17 unique media owners.

Chicago, Illinois

  • State in US
  • 2,693,959
  • Population
  • Area
  • 227
  • Square Miles
  • Population Density
  • 11848.4
  • People per square mile

Demographics

  • Age
  • 35.2
  • Median age
  • Sex
  • 51.32%
  • Female
  • 48.68%
  • Male
  • Race
  • 28.53%
  • Black
  • 28.82%
  • Hispanic
  • 6.86%
  • Asian
  • 33.48%
  • White

Economics

  • Income
  • $40,277
  • Per capita income
  • Poverty
  • 16.38
  • Persons below poverty line
  • Transportation to work
  • 35.27
  • Mean travel time to work

Families

  • Households
  • 1,080,345
  • Number of households
  • People
  • 2.4
  • Persons per household
  • Marital status
  • 38.15
  • Percent Married
  • Fertility
  • 5%
  • Women 15-50 who gave birth during past year

Housing

  • Units & Occupancy
  • 1,218,078
  • Number of housing units
  • Value
  • $275,200
  • Median value of owner-occupied housing units
  • Owernship of occupied units
  • 44.15
  • Owner occupied
  • Geographical mobility
  • 14.66
  • Moved since previous year
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