McLean County, IL

Add Comparison

Population

173,231

0.0133% decline

Median Age

32.7


Median Household Income

$64,573

1.82% growth

Poverty Rate

14.5%


Number of Employees

91,152

0.555% decline

Median Property Value

$163,800

1.24% growth

About

In 2017, McLean County, IL had a population of 173k people with a median age of 32.7 and a median household income of $64,573. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McLean County, IL declined from 173,254 to 173,231, a -0.0133% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,420 to $64,573, a 1.82% increase.

The population of McLean County, IL is 79.8% White Alone, 8% Black or African American Alone, and 5.05% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in McLean County, IL speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McLean County, IL are Illinois State University (5,541 degrees awarded in 2016), Heartland Community College (1,075 degrees), and Illinois Wesleyan University (497 degrees).

The median property value in McLean County, IL is $163,800, and the homeownership rate is 64.9%. Most people in McLean County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in McLean County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of McLean County, IL employs 91.2k people. The largest industries in McLean County, IL are Finance & Insurance (17,443 people), Educational Services (12,003 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (10,638 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($73,531), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,638), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,000).

Median household income in McLean County, IL is $64,573. Males in McLean County, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in McLean County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,573

2017 value

± $1,837

1.82%

1 Year Growth

± 3.62%

Households in McLean County, IL have a median annual income of $64,573, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,420 in 2016, which represents a 1.82% annual growth.

Look at the chart to see how the median household income in McLean County, IL compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Illinois.

$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Illinois.

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McLean County, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 51.01

  2. Census Tract 5.05

  3. Census Tract 52.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McLean County, IL was Census Tract 51.01 with a value of $132,832, followed by Census Tract 5.05 and Census Tract 52.01, with respective values of $123,411 and $99,940.

The following map shows all of the tracts in McLean County, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McLean County, IL (24.1k out of 166k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    18,304 ± 1,013

  2. Black

    4,613 ± 520

  3. Hispanic

    1,660 ± 302

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McLean County, IL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

91.2k

2017 Value

± 1,966

-0.555%

1 Year decline

± 3.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McLean County, IL declined at a rate of -0.555%, from 91.7k employees to 91.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McLean County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,904 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,946 people), and Management Occupations (7,870 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McLean County, IL.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McLean County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,904 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,946 people), and Management Occupations (7,870 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McLean County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.58 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.67 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.33 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McLean County, IL, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($78,528), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,178), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,604).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

91.2k

2017 Value

± 1,966

-0.555%

1 Year decline

± 3.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McLean County, IL declined at a rate of -0.555%, from 91.7k employees to 91.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McLean County, IL, are Finance & Insurance (17,443 people), Educational Services (12,003 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (10,638 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McLean County, IL, though some of these residents may live in McLean County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in McLean County, IL, by number of employees, are Finance & Insurance (17,443 people), Educational Services (12,003 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (10,638 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McLean County, IL has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (4.09 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.42 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.27 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McLean County, IL, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($73,531), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,638), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,000).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Illinois state.

$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

95.6% of the population of McLean County, IL has health coverage, with 60.1% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 9.38% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 0.798% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of McLean County, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in McLean County, IL see 1681 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.418% increase from the previous year (1674 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1539 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 439 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,681 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in McLean County, IL see an average of 1,681 patients per year. This represents a 0.418% increase from the previous year (1,674 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McLean County, IL in comparison to neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Illinois.

$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

4.44%

Uninsured

60.1%

Employer Coverage

11.1%

Medicaid

9.38%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

0.798%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McLean County, IL declined by 17.7% from 5.4% to 4.44%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McLean County, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

McLean County, IL is home to a population of 173k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.91% of McLean County, IL residents were born outside of the country (12k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of McLean County, IL is composed of 138k White Alone residents (79.8%), 13.9k Black or African American Alone residents (8%), 8.75k Asian Alone residents (5.05%), 8.22k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.74%), 3.19k Two or More Races residents (1.84%), 676 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.39%), 256 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.148%), and 39 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0225%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in McLean County, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in McLean County, IL was 32.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in McLean County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all McLean County, IL residents was 33.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.91%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12k people

6.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.6k people

As of 2017, 6.91% of McLean County, IL residents (12k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in McLean County, IL was 6.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in McLean County, IL compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Illinois.

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

95.5%

2017 Citizenship

95.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.5% of McLean County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in McLean County, IL was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in McLean County, IL compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    138k ± 303

  2. Black or African American Alone

    13.9k ± 328

  3. Asian Alone

    8.75k ± 363

In 2017, there were 9.98 times more White Alone residents (138k people) in McLean County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.9k Black or African American Alone and 8.75k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in McLean County, IL as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of McLean County, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in McLean County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of McLean County, IL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,034 ± 240

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,582 ± 300

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,102 ± 162

McLean County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2016, universities in McLean County, IL awarded 7,242 degrees. The student population of McLean County, IL is skewed towards women, with 12,509 male students and 15,825 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McLean County, IL are White (5,818 and 82.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (444 and 6.29%), Black or African American (397 and 5.63%), and Two or More Races (170 and 2.41%).

The largest universities in McLean County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Illinois State University (5,541 and 76.5%), Heartland Community College (1,075 and 14.8%), and Illinois Wesleyan University (497 and 6.86%).

The most popular majors in McLean County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (515 and 7.11%), Registered Nursing (280 and 3.87%), and Accounting (269 and 3.71%).

The median tuition costs in McLean County, IL are $43,940 for private four year colleges, and $9,827 and $14,451 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 223 degrees awarded

  2. 221 degrees awarded

  3. 247 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in McLean County, IL was Accounting with 223 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in McLean County, IL according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,541 degrees awarded

  2. 1,075 degrees awarded

  3. 497 degrees awarded

$9,827

Median In-State Public

$43,940

Median Private

In 2016, the McLean County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Illinois State University with 5,541 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,998

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,244

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,998 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McLean County, IL, which is 0.706 times less than the 4,244 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in McLean County, IL by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,818 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    444 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    397 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in McLean County, IL were to White students. These 5,818 degrees mean that there were 13.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 444 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in McLean County, IL was $163,800 in 2017, which is 0.753 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $161,800 to $163,800, a 1.24% increase. The homeownership rate in McLean County, IL is 64.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McLean County, IL have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McLean County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$64,573

Median Household Income

± $1,837

66.1k

Number of Households

± 1,586

In 2017, the median household income of the 66.1k households in McLean County, IL grew to $64,573 from the previous year's value of $63,420.

The following chart displays the households in McLean County, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing

Property Value

$163,800

2017 Median

± $1,804

$161,800

2016 Median

± $2,019

In 2017, the median property value in McLean County, IL grew to to $163,800 from the previous year's value of $161,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in McLean County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McLean County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in McLean County, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McLean County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

64.9%

2017 Homeownership

64.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.9% of the housing units in McLean County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in McLean County, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in McLean County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McLean County, IL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

17.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McLean County, IL have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.18% of the workforce in McLean County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in McLean County, IL compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9%

  3. Walked

    4.02%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in McLean County, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart