Adams County, IL

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Population

66,787

0.242% decline

Median Age

41.5


Median Household Income

$48,454

0.809% growth

Poverty Rate

13.1%


Number of Employees

32,243

0.368% decline

Median Property Value

$120,200

3.26% growth

About

In 2017, Adams County, IL had a population of 66.8k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $48,454. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Adams County, IL declined from 66,949 to 66,787, a -0.242% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,065 to $48,454, a 0.809% increase.

The population of Adams County, IL is 92% White Alone, 3.95% Black or African American Alone, and 1.48% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Adams County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Adams County, IL are John Wood Community College (503 degrees awarded in 2016), Quincy University (299 degrees), and Vatterott College-Quincy (65 degrees).

The median property value in Adams County, IL is $120,200, and the homeownership rate is 70.5%. Most people in Adams County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Adams County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Adams County, IL employs 32.2k people. The largest industries in Adams County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,719 people), Retail Trade (4,752 people), and Manufacturing (4,511 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,964), Public Administration ($46,763), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,490).

Median household income in Adams County, IL is $48,454. Males in Adams 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 Adams County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,454

2017 value

± $1,689

0.809%

1 Year Growth

± 5.26%

Households in Adams County, IL have a median annual income of $48,454, 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 $48,065 in 2016, which represents a 0.809% 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.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Adams 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 105

  2. Census Tract 104

  3. Census Tract 106

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Adams County, IL was Census Tract 105 with a value of $75,633, followed by Census Tract 104 and Census Tract 106, with respective values of $64,699 and $60,144.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Adams County, IL (8.51k out of 65.2k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

    7,398 ± 542

  2. Black

    679 ± 194

  3. Two Or More

    256 ± 171

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Adams County, IL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

32.2k

2017 Value

± 1,084

-0.368%

1 Year decline

± 4.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Adams County, IL declined at a rate of -0.368%, from 32.4k employees to 32.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Adams County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,786 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,623 people), and Management Occupations (3,112 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Adams County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Adams County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,786 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,623 people), and Management Occupations (3,112 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Adams County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.39 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.37 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Adams County, IL, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($61,533), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($59,667), and Legal Occupations ($58,438).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

32.2k

2017 Value

± 1,084

-0.368%

1 Year decline

± 4.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Adams County, IL declined at a rate of -0.368%, from 32.4k employees to 32.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Adams County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,719 people), Retail Trade (4,752 people), and Manufacturing (4,511 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Adams County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Adams 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 Adams County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,719 people), Retail Trade (4,752 people), and Manufacturing (4,511 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Adams County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.82 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.64 times), and Manufacturing (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Adams County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($51,964), Public Administration ($46,763), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,490).

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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

94.4% of the population of Adams County, IL has health coverage, with 47.7% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 0.956% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Adams County, IL see 1218 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.84% increase from the previous year (1196 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1417 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 430 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

1,218 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Adams County, IL see an average of 1,218 patients per year. This represents a 1.84% increase from the previous year (1,196 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Adams 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%).

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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

5.63%

Uninsured

47.7%

Employer Coverage

17.5%

Medicaid

14.5%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

0.956%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Adams County, IL declined by 17% from 6.79% to 5.63%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Adams 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

Adams County, IL is home to a population of 66.8k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.71% of Adams County, IL residents were born outside of the country (1.14k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Adams County, IL is composed of 61.5k White Alone residents (92%), 2.64k Black or African American Alone residents (3.95%), 988 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.48%), 924 Two or More Races residents (1.38%), 511 Asian Alone residents (0.765%), 145 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.217%), 75 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.112%), and 38 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0569%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Adams County, IL was 41.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Adams County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Adams County, IL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.71%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.14k people

1.49%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

995 people

As of 2017, 1.71% of Adams County, IL residents (1.14k 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 Adams County, IL was 1.49%, 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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Adams County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Adams County, 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

    61.5k ± 89

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.64k ± 232

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    988 ± 200

In 2017, there were 23.3 times more White Alone residents (61.5k people) in Adams County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.64k Black or African American Alone and 988 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 Adams 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 Adams 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 Adams County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Adams 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

    1,534 ± 208

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    624 ± 147

  3. Korea

    585 ± 126

Adams County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Adams County, IL awarded 964 degrees. The student population of Adams County, IL is skewed towards women, with 1,569 male students and 2,170 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Adams County, IL are White (806 and 83.8%), followed by Unknown (59 and 6.13%), Black or African American (50 and 5.2%), and Hispanic or Latino (18 and 1.87%).

The largest universities in Adams County, IL by number of degrees awarded are John Wood Community College (503 and 52.2%), Quincy University (299 and 31%), and Vatterott College-Quincy (65 and 6.74%).

The most popular majors in Adams County, IL are Biological & Physical Sciences (120 and 12.4%), Registered Nursing (113 and 11.7%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (90 and 9.34%).

The median tuition costs in Adams County, IL are $24,449 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. 28 degrees awarded

  2. 120 degrees awarded

  3. 90 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Adams County, IL was Registered Nursing with 28 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 503 degrees awarded

  2. 299 degrees awarded

  3. 65 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$24,449

Median Private

In 2016, the Adams County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was John Wood Community College with 503 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

383

Degrees Awarded to Men

581

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 383 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Adams County, IL, which is 0.659 times less than the 581 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Adams County, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    806 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    59 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    50 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Adams County, IL were to White students. These 806 degrees mean that there were 13.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 59 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Adams County, IL was $120,200 in 2017, which is 0.552 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $116,400 to $120,200, a 3.26% increase. The homeownership rate in Adams County, IL is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Adams County, IL have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Adams 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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$48,454

Median Household Income

± $1,689

27.5k

Number of Households

± 977

In 2017, the median household income of the 27.5k households in Adams County, IL grew to $48,454 from the previous year's value of $48,065.

The following chart displays the households in Adams 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

$120,200

2017 Median

± $2,833

$116,400

2016 Median

± $2,699

In 2017, the median property value in Adams County, IL grew to to $120,200 from the previous year's value of $116,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Adams 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 Adams 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 Adams County, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Adams County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.5%

2017 Homeownership

70%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.5% of the housing units in Adams County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Adams 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 Adams County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Adams County, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

16.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Adams County, IL have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Adams County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.6%

  2. Carpooled

    8.64%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.52%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Adams County, IL was Drove Alone (82.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.64%) and those who Worked At Home (4.52%).

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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