West Frankfort, IL

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Population

7,867

0.932% decline

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$26,993

10.7% decline

Poverty Rate

24.7%


Number of Employees

2,799

0.143% decline

Median Property Value

$61,900

1.81% growth

About

In 2017, West Frankfort, IL had a population of 7.87k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $26,993. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West Frankfort, IL declined from 7,941 to 7,867, a -0.932% decrease and its median household income declined from $30,211 to $26,993, a -107% decrease.

The population of West Frankfort, IL is 95.2% White Alone, 2.16% Two or More Races, and 0.852% Hispanic or Latino. 2.45% of the people in West Frankfort, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Frankfort, IL are Morthland College (5 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in West Frankfort, IL is $61,900, and the homeownership rate is 58.4%. Most people in West Frankfort, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in West Frankfort, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of West Frankfort, IL employs 2.8k people. The largest industries in West Frankfort, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (491 people), Retail Trade (387 people), and Manufacturing (310 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($60,375), Public Administration ($55,781), and Wholesale Trade ($50,078).

Median household income in West Frankfort, IL is $26,993. Males in West Frankfort, 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 West Frankfort, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$26,993

2017 value

± $4,586

-107%

1 Year Growth

± 28.6%

Households in West Frankfort, IL have a median annual income of $26,993, 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 $30,211 in 2016, which represents a -107% 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 West Frankfort, IL 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 West Frankfort, IL 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 West Frankfort, 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 411

  2. Census Tract 409

  3. Census Tract 410

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Frankfort, IL was Census Tract 411 with a value of $48,421, followed by Census Tract 409 and Census Tract 410, with respective values of $31,048 and $26,897.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Frankfort, IL (1.9k out of 7.68k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    1,777 ± 260

  2. Two Or More

    70 ± 94

  3. Black

    32 ± 77

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Frankfort, IL is White, followed by Two Or More 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

2.8k

2017 Value

± 306

-0.143%

1 Year decline

± 15.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Frankfort, IL declined at a rate of -0.143%, from 2.8k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Frankfort, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (390 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (294 people), and Production Occupations (279 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Frankfort, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Frankfort, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (390 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (294 people), and Production Occupations (279 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Frankfort, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.9 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.11 times), and Production Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Frankfort, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,708), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,500), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.8k

2017 Value

± 306

-0.143%

1 Year decline

± 15.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Frankfort, IL declined at a rate of -0.143%, from 2.8k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Frankfort, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (491 people), Retail Trade (387 people), and Manufacturing (310 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Frankfort, IL, though some of these residents may live in West Frankfort, 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 West Frankfort, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (491 people), Retail Trade (387 people), and Manufacturing (310 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Frankfort, IL has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (13.2 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.28 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Frankfort, IL, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($60,375), Public Administration ($55,781), and Wholesale Trade ($50,078).

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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 with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $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

92% of the population of West Frankfort, IL has health coverage, with 29.9% on employee plans, 36.8% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 9.7% on non-group plans, and 2.79% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in West Frankfort, 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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1240 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 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

8.03%

Uninsured

29.9%

Employer Coverage

36.8%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

9.7%

Non-Group

2.79%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Frankfort, IL declined by 29.4% from 11.4% to 8.03%.

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

West Frankfort, IL is home to a population of 7.87k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.09% of West Frankfort, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of West Frankfort, IL is composed of 7.49k White Alone residents (95.2%), 170 Two or More Races residents (2.16%), 67 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.852%), 62 Black or African American Alone residents (0.788%), 42 Asian Alone residents (0.534%), 33 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.419%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in West Frankfort, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (60 speakers), Chinese (56 speakers), and Other Pacific Island Languages (19 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

60

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in West Frankfort, IL was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 60. But people in West Frankfort, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all West Frankfort, IL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.09%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.97%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.09% of West Frankfort, IL residents 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 West Frankfort, IL was 0.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 West Frankfort, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 West Frankfort, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of West Frankfort, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West Frankfort, IL was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.49k ± 356

  2. Two or More Races

    170 ± 65.7

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    67 ± 75.6

In 2017, there were 44.1 times more White Alone residents (7.49k people) in West Frankfort, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 170 Two or More Races and 67 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    60 speakers (0.816%)

  2. Chinese

    56 speakers (0.761%)

  3. Other Pacific Island Languages

    19 speakers (0.258%)

2.45% of West Frankfort, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in West Frankfort, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.816% of the overall population of West Frankfort, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.761% speak Chinese and 0.258% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    258 ± 94

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    121 ± 95

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    55 ± 57

West Frankfort, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in West Frankfort, IL awarded 5 degrees. The student population of West Frankfort, IL is skewed towards men, with 98 male students and 28 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Frankfort, IL are White (5 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in West Frankfort, IL by number of degrees awarded are Morthland College (5 and 100%).

The most popular majors in West Frankfort, IL are General Business Administration & Management (5 and 100%), General Computer & Information Sciences (0 and 0%), and Humanistic Studies (0 and 0%).

The median tuition costs in West Frankfort, IL are $9,120 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in West Frankfort, IL was General Business Administration & Management with 5 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

5 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$9,120

Median Private

In 2016, the West Frankfort, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Morthland College with 5 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3

Degrees Awarded to Men

2

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Frankfort, IL, which is 1.5 times more than the 2 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

    5 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in West Frankfort, IL were to White students. These 5 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Frankfort, IL was $61,900 in 2017, which is 0.284 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $60,800 to $61,900, a 1.81% increase. The homeownership rate in West Frankfort, IL is 58.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Frankfort, IL have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Frankfort, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$26,993

Median Household Income

± $4,586

3.45k

Number of Households

± 341

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.45k households in West Frankfort, IL declined from $26,993 from the previous year's value of $30,211.

The following chart displays the households in West Frankfort, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$61,900

2017 Median

± $5,024

$60,800

2016 Median

± $5,879

In 2017, the median property value in West Frankfort, IL grew to to $61,900 from the previous year's value of $60,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West Frankfort, 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 West Frankfort, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in West Frankfort, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Frankfort, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.4%

2017 Homeownership

60.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.4% of the housing units in West Frankfort, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in West Frankfort, 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 West Frankfort, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Frankfort, IL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Frankfort, IL have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in West Frankfort, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.1%

  2. Carpooled

    15.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in West Frankfort, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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