Alexander County, IL

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2020 Population
6,011
3.98% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
46.6
2.87% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
26.9%
6.27% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$34,709
5.7% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$56,100
0.179% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
1,943
7.56% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Alexander County, IL had a population of 6.01k people with a median age of 46.6 and a median household income of $34,709. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Alexander County, IL declined from 6,260 to 6,011, a −3.98% decrease and its median household income declined from $36,806 to $34,709, a −5.7% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alexander County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (35.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.08%), White (Hispanic) (0.566%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Hispanic) (0.466%).

None of the households in Alexander County, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

100% of the residents in Alexander County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Alexander County, IL was $56,100, and the homeownership rate was 74.8%. Most people in Alexander County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Alexander County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Alexander County, IL is home to a population of 6.01k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.266% of Alexander County, IL residents were born outside of the country (16 people).

In 2020, there were 1.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.77k people) in Alexander County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 65 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alexander County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.77k ± 30
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.11k ± 59
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    65 ± 43.9
1.03%
Hispanic Population
62 people

In 2020, there were 1.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.77k people) in Alexander County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 65 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.03% of the people in Alexander County, IL are hispanic (62 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Alexander County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.266%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
16 people
0.256%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
16 people

As of 2020, 0.266% of Alexander County, IL residents (16 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alexander County, IL was 0.256%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.6
70
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 31.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Alexander County, IL was 46.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 70. But people in Alexander County, IL are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Alexander County, IL residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    628,401 ± 18,975 people
  2. India
    158,225 ± 9,705 people
  3. Poland
    127,303 ± 8,716 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 628,401 Illinois residents, followed by India with 158,225 and Poland with 127,303.

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Citizenship

100%
2020 Citizenship
99.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 100% of Alexander County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Alexander County, IL was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    182 ± 54
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    72 ± 56
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    38 ± 38

Alexander County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Illinois, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Illinois (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Illinois across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Alexander County, IL is $34,709. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Alexander County, IL was Census Tract 9577 with a value of $46,382, followed by Census Tract 9576 and Census Tract 9578, with respective values of $42,476 and $31,316.

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,880. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Alexander County, IL employs 1.94k people. The largest industries in Alexander County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (422 people), Retail Trade (261 people), and Manufacturing (156 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($58,587), Information ($58,542), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,053).

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,709
2020 value
± $4,890
−5.7%
1 Year Growth
± 18.7%

Households in Alexander County, IL have a median annual income of $34,709, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,806 in 2019, which represents a −5.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$77,685
Average Male Salary in Illinois
± $1,244
$57,880
Average Female Salary in Illinois
± $945

In 2020, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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 in Illinois
  1. Asian
    $76,473 ± $3,501
  2. White
    $62,534 ± $868
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $56,111 ± $35,058

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Illinois.

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 Alexander County, IL is from Illinois.
0.479
2020 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2020, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.707% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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 9577
  2. Census Tract 9576
  3. Census Tract 9578

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alexander County, IL was Census Tract 9577 with a value of $46,382, followed by Census Tract 9576 and Census Tract 9578, with respective values of $42,476 and $31,316.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alexander County, IL (1.58k out of 5.89k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, 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
    837 ± 157
  2. Black
    735 ± 177
  3. Hispanic
    14 ± 89

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

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

1.94k
2020 Value
± 244
−7.56%
1 Year decline
± 19.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Alexander County, IL declined at a rate of −7.56%, from 2.1k employees to 1.94k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alexander County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (270 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (162 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (162 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alexander County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alexander County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (270 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (162 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (162 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alexander County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.55 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.11 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.96 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alexander County, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($136,875), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($96,875), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($76,324).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.94k
2020 Value
± 244
−7.56%
1 Year decline
± 19.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Alexander County, IL declined at a rate of −7.56%, from 2.1k employees to 1.94k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alexander County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (422 people), Retail Trade (261 people), and Manufacturing (156 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alexander County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Alexander 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 Alexander County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (422 people), Retail Trade (261 people), and Manufacturing (156 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alexander County, IL has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (2.5 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.75 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alexander County, IL, by median earnings, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($58,587), Information ($58,542), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,053).

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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. $138B
  2. $87.2B
  3. $79.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $138B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($87.2B) and Mixed freight ($79.8B).

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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$1.03T
2020 Value in Illinois
$1.94T
Projected 2050 Value in Illinois
88.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $1.03T. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $1.94T by 2050.

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. $77.4B
  2. $56.8B
  3. $46.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $77.4B, followed by Wisconsin with $56.8B and California and $46.1B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alexander County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.6%), followed by Other (0.42%). The most partisan county was Wayne County, IL with 84.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Alexander County, IL
56.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Illinois
  1. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Illinois was Wayne County, IL with 84.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Illinois colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alexander County, IL was $56,100 in 2020, which is 0.244 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $56,000 to $56,100, a 0.179% increase. The homeownership rate in Alexander County, IL is 74.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Alexander County, IL have an average commute time of 30.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alexander County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$56,100
2020 Median
± $6,769
$56,000
2019 Median
± $5,393

In 2020, the median property value in Alexander County, IL grew to to $56,100 from the previous year's value of $56,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Alexander 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 Alexander County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$34,709
Median Household Income
± $4,890
2.25k
Number of Households
± 225

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.25k households in Alexander County, IL declined from $34,709 from the previous year's value of $36,806.

The following chart displays the households in Alexander 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.8%
2020 Homeownership
73.7%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 74.8% of the housing units in Alexander County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alexander County, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alexander County, IL have a longer commute time (30.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.8% of the workforce in Alexander County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.42%)
  3. Carpooled (5%)

In 2020, 82.2% of workers in Alexander County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.42%) and those who carpooled to work (5%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

92.1% of the population of Alexander County, IL has health coverage, with 29.9% on employee plans, 33.4% on Medicaid, 17.9% on Medicare, 9.08% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Alexander County, IL see 6060 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.04% decrease from the previous year (6315 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1920 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 213 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.9%). Additionally, Vermilion County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,060 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alexander County, IL

Primary care physicians in Alexander County, IL see an average of 6,060 patients per year. This represents a 4.04% decrease from the previous year (6,315 patients).

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

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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 in Illinois
$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

7.88%
Uninsured
29.9%
Employer Coverage
33.4%
Medicaid
17.9%
Medicare
9.08%
Non-Group
1.86%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alexander County, IL grew by 2.76% from 7.67% to 7.88%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alexander 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. 19.9% prevalence
  2. 18.5% prevalence
  3. 18.3% prevalence

Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 19.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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