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Adams County, IL&

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-0.05% decline
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1.08% growth
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0.19% growth
Median Property Value
3.29% growth


The economy of Adams County, IL employs 32,400 people. The economy of Adams County, IL is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Wholesale trade; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.6; 1.47; and 1.42 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Adams County, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,649), Manufacturing (4,801), and Retail trade (4,793), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,536), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($36,875), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($36,435).

Median household income in Adams County, IL is $45,965. Males in Adams County, IL have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,852. The income inequality of Adams County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Adams County, IL. In Adams County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 84 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,502. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Adams County, IL is home to a population of 67,081 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Adams County, IL is composed of 62,015 White residents (92.4%), 2,532 Black residents (3.77%), 943 Hispanic residents (1.41%), 880 Two+ residents (1.31%), and 560 Asian residents (0.83%). The most common foreign languages in Adams County, IL are Spanish (399 speakers), Other West Germanic (325 speakers), and Chinese (186 speakers), but compared to other places, Adams County, IL has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (325 speakers), Hebrew (41 speakers), and German (179 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Adams County, IL awarded 1,114 degrees. The student population of Adams County, IL is skewed towards females, with 460 male students and 654 female students. Most students in Adams County, IL are White (892 and 80.1%), followed by Unknown (94 and 8.44%), Black or African American (61 and 5.48%), and Two or more races (18 and 1.62%). The largest universities in Adams County, IL by number of graduates are John Wood Community College (537 and 48.2%), Quincy University (372 and 33.4%), and Vatterott College-Quincy (93 and 8.35%). The most popular majors in Adams County, IL are Registered Nursing (97 and 8.71%), General Biological Sciences (23 and 2.06%), and General Psychology (20 and 1.8%). The median tuition costs in Adams County, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $25,998 and $25,998 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Adams County, IL is $110,000, which is 0.57 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $106,500 to $110,000, a 3.29% increase. The homeownership rate of Adams County, IL is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Adams County, IL have an average commute time of 15.6 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.


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