Elsah, IL

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Population

715

4.16% decline

Median Age

20.3


Median Household Income

$70,625

52.7% growth

Poverty Rate

2.01%


Number of Employees

319

8.5% growth

Median Property Value

$150,000

7.69% decline

About

In 2017, Elsah, IL had a population of 715 people with a median age of 20.3 and a median household income of $70,625. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elsah, IL declined from 746 to 715, a -4.16% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,250 to $70,625, a 52.7% increase.

The population of Elsah, IL is 85.5% White Alone, 5.87% Black or African American Alone, and 3.08% Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone. N/A% of the people in Elsah, IL speak a non-English language, and 89.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elsah, IL are Principia College (144 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Elsah, IL is $150,000, and the homeownership rate is 56.2%. Most people in Elsah, IL commute by Walked, and the average commute time is 13.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Elsah, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Elsah, IL employs 319 people. The largest industries in Elsah, IL are Educational Services (174 people), Accommodation & Food Services (63 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (14 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($36,875), Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($23,750).

Median household income in Elsah, IL is $70,625. Males in Elsah, 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 Elsah, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,625

2017 value

± $39,792

52.7%

1 Year Growth

± 48.7%

Households in Elsah, IL have a median annual income of $70,625, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,250 in 2016, which represents a 52.7% 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.

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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 Elsah, 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 103

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elsah, IL was Census Tract 103 with a value of $70,275, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.01% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elsah, IL (3 out of 149 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. Black

    2 ± 55

  2. White

    1 ± 55

  3. Native American

    0 ± 56

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elsah, IL is Black, followed by White and Native American.

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

319

2017 Value

± 101

8.5%

1 Year growth

± 42.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elsah, IL grew at a rate of 8.5%, from 294 employees to 319 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elsah, IL, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (82 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (49 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (36 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elsah, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elsah, IL, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (82 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (49 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (36 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elsah, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (4.68 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4.39 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.81 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elsah, IL, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($53,750), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($46,500), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations ($18,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

319

2017 Value

± 101

8.5%

1 Year growth

± 42.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elsah, IL grew at a rate of 8.5%, from 294 employees to 319 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elsah, IL, are Educational Services (174 people), Accommodation & Food Services (63 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (14 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elsah, IL, though some of these residents may live in Elsah, 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 Elsah, IL, by number of employees, are Educational Services (174 people), Accommodation & Food Services (63 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (14 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elsah, IL has an unusually high number of Educational Services (5.89 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.59 times), and Information (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elsah, IL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($36,875), Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($23,750).

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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. $82.9B

  2. $78.3B

  3. $75B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $82.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($78.3B) and Gasoline ($75B).

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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$952B

2020 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

37.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $952B. This is expected to increase 37.7% 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. $69.2B

  2. $54.7B

  3. $36.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $69.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $54.7B and Michigan and $36.3B.

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

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Health

94.5% of the population of Elsah, IL has health coverage, with 63.9% on employee plans, 3.92% on Medicaid, 4.9% on Medicare, 20.6% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Elsah, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 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

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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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%).

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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

5.46%

Uninsured

63.9%

Employer Coverage

3.92%

Medicaid

4.9%

Medicare

20.6%

Non-Group

1.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elsah, IL grew by 7.09% from 5.1% to 5.46%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elsah, 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

Elsah, IL is home to a population of 715 people, from which 89.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.6% of Elsah, IL residents were born outside of the country (97 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Elsah, IL is composed of 611 White Alone residents (85.5%), 42 Black or African American Alone residents (5.87%), 22 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (3.08%), 17 Two or More Races residents (2.38%), 13 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.82%), 6 Asian Alone residents (0.839%), 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.559%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

20

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

22

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elsah, IL was 20.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 20, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 22. But people in Elsah, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Elsah, IL residents was 20.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

97 people

11.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

84 people

As of 2017, 13.6% of Elsah, IL residents (97 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 Elsah, IL was 11.3%, 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

89.7%

2017 Citizenship

91%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.7% of Elsah, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elsah, IL was 91%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    611 ± 107

  2. Black or African American Alone

    42 ± 33

  3. Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone

    22 ± 29

In 2017, there were 14.5 times more White Alone residents (611 people) in Elsah, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42 Black or African American Alone and 22 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6 ± 17

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5 ± 17

  3. World War II

    2 ± 3

Elsah, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Elsah, IL awarded 144 degrees. The student population of Elsah, IL is skewed towards men, with 232 male students and 223 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elsah, IL are White (104 and 86%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (7 and 5.79%), Unknown (4 and 3.31%), and Two or More Races (3 and 2.48%).

The largest universities in Elsah, IL by number of degrees awarded are Principia College (144 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Elsah, IL are General Education (26 and 18.1%), General Business Administration & Management (23 and 16%), and Mass Communication & Media Studies (12 and 8.33%).

The median tuition costs in Elsah, IL are $28,320 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. 26 degrees awarded

  2. 23 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Elsah, IL was General Education with 26 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

144 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,320

Median Private

In 2017, the Elsah, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Principia College with 144 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

60

Degrees Awarded to Men

84

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 60 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elsah, IL, which is 0.714 times less than the 84 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    104 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    4 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Elsah, IL were to White students. These 104 degrees mean that there were 14.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 7 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elsah, IL was $150,000 in 2017, which is 0.653 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $162,500 to $150,000, a 7.69% decrease. The homeownership rate in Elsah, IL is 56.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elsah, IL have an average commute time of 13.4 minutes, and they commute by Walked. Car ownership in Elsah, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$150,000

2017 Median

± $85,640

$162,500

2016 Median

± $46,285

In 2017, the median property value in Elsah, IL declined from to $150,000 from the previous year's value of $162,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elsah, 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 Elsah, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Household Income

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$70,625

Median Household Income

± $39,792

89

Number of Households

± 35

In 2017, the median household income of the 89 households in Elsah, IL grew to $70,625 from the previous year's value of $46,250.

The following chart displays the households in Elsah, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

56.2%

2017 Homeownership

49.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.2% of the housing units in Elsah, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.5%.

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

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Commute Time

13.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elsah, IL have a shorter commute time (13.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.775% of the workforce in Elsah, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Walked

    62.3%

  2. Drove Alone

    21.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.19%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Elsah, IL was Walked (62.3%), followed by those who Drove Alone (21.4%) and those who Worked At Home (8.19%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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