Whiteside County, IL

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Population

56,823

0.581% decline

Median Age

42.9


Median Household Income

$51,969

5.73% growth

Poverty Rate

11.1%


Number of Employees

26,553

0.0715% decline

Median Property Value

$102,200

2.71% growth

About

In 2017, Whiteside County, IL had a population of 56.8k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $51,969. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Whiteside County, IL declined from 57,155 to 56,823, a -0.581% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,151 to $51,969, a 5.73% increase.

The population of Whiteside County, IL is 84.9% White Alone, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.55% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Whiteside County, IL speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Whiteside County, IL are Morrison Institute of Technology (30 degrees awarded in 2016) and Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Sterling (27 degrees).

The median property value in Whiteside County, IL is $102,200, and the homeownership rate is 75.3%. Most people in Whiteside County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Whiteside County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Whiteside County, IL employs 26.6k people. The largest industries in Whiteside County, IL are Manufacturing (5,548 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,087 people), and Retail Trade (3,575 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($110,179), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,417), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,953).

Median household income in Whiteside County, IL is $51,969. Males in Whiteside 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 Whiteside County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,969

2017 value

± $1,904

5.73%

1 Year Growth

± 5.39%

Households in Whiteside County, IL have a median annual income of $51,969, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,151 in 2016, which represents a 5.73% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$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.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Whiteside 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 18

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 2

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whiteside County, IL was Census Tract 18 with a value of $74,559, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $69,282 and $66,481.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whiteside County, IL (6.21k out of 55.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,608 ± 454

  2. Hispanic

    988 ± 200

  3. Black

    246 ± 143

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

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.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

26.6k

2017 Value

± 906

-0.0715%

1 Year decline

± 4.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whiteside County, IL declined at a rate of -0.0715%, from 26.6k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whiteside County, IL, are Production Occupations (3,624 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,536 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,675 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Whiteside County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Whiteside County, IL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,624 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,536 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,675 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Whiteside County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.35 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.6 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Whiteside County, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($73,672), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,800), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.6k

2017 Value

± 906

-0.0715%

1 Year decline

± 4.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whiteside County, IL declined at a rate of -0.0715%, from 26.6k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whiteside County, IL, are Manufacturing (5,548 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,087 people), and Retail Trade (3,575 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Whiteside County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Whiteside County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Whiteside County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,548 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,087 people), and Retail Trade (3,575 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Whiteside County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.07 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.06 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Whiteside County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($110,179), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,417), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,953).

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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.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$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.

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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).

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Health

94% of the population of Whiteside County, IL has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Whiteside County, IL see 1679 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.51% decrease from the previous year (1777 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2570 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 942 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

1,679 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Whiteside County, IL see an average of 1,679 patients per year. This represents a 5.51% decrease from the previous year (1,777 patients).

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

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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.

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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.

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Health Care Spending

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$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.

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Health Care Coverage

5.96%

Uninsured

48.4%

Employer Coverage

17%

Medicaid

15.4%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

1.25%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whiteside County, IL declined by 16.9% from 7.18% to 5.96%.

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

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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.

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Diversity

Whiteside County, IL is home to a population of 56.8k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.18% of Whiteside County, IL residents were born outside of the country (1.81k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Whiteside County, IL is composed of 48.2k White Alone residents (84.9%), 6.69k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.8%), 881 Black or African American Alone residents (1.55%), 542 Two or More Races residents (0.954%), 269 Asian Alone residents (0.473%), 86 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.151%), 78 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.137%), and 39 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0686%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Whiteside County, IL was 42.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Whiteside County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Whiteside County, IL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.81k people

2.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.66k people

As of 2017, 3.18% of Whiteside County, IL residents (1.81k 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 Whiteside County, IL was 2.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Whiteside County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Whiteside County, IL was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    48.2k ± 43

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.69k ± 536

  3. Black or African American Alone

    881 ± 145

In 2017, there were 7.21 times more White Alone residents (48.2k people) in Whiteside County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.69k Hispanic or Latino and 881 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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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 Whiteside 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 Whiteside County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Whiteside County, IL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,383 ± 165

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    576 ± 139

  3. Korea

    537 ± 98

Whiteside County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Whiteside County, IL awarded 57 degrees. The student population of Whiteside County, IL is skewed towards men, with 82 male students and 49 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Whiteside County, IL are White (51 and 89.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3 and 5.26%), Black or African American (2 and 3.51%), and Two or More Races (1 and 1.75%).

The largest universities in Whiteside County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Morrison Institute of Technology (30 and 52.6%) and Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Sterling (27 and 47.4%).

The most popular majors in Whiteside County, IL are General Cosmetology (26 and 45.6%), General Engineering Technology (25 and 43.9%), and System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management (5 and 8.77%).

The median tuition costs in Whiteside County, IL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 25 degrees awarded

  2. 5 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Whiteside County, IL was General Engineering Technology with 25 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 30 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Whiteside County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Morrison Institute of Technology with 30 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

28

Degrees Awarded to Men

29

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 28 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Whiteside County, IL, which is 0.966 times less than the 29 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    51 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Whiteside County, IL were to White students. These 51 degrees mean that there were 17 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Whiteside County, IL was $102,200 in 2017, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,500 to $102,200, a 2.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Whiteside County, IL is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Whiteside County, IL have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Whiteside County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,969

Median Household Income

± $1,904

23.5k

Number of Households

± 833

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.5k households in Whiteside County, IL grew to $51,969 from the previous year's value of $49,151.

The following chart displays the households in Whiteside 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.

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Housing

Property Value

$102,200

2017 Median

± $3,835

$99,500

2016 Median

± $2,680

In 2017, the median property value in Whiteside County, IL grew to to $102,200 from the previous year's value of $99,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Whiteside 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 Whiteside County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.3%

2017 Homeownership

75.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.3% of the housing units in Whiteside County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.3%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Whiteside County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Whiteside County, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Whiteside County, IL have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Whiteside County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84%

  2. Carpooled

    9.56%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Whiteside County, IL was Drove Alone (84%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.56%) and those who Worked At Home (2.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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