Alexander County, IL

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Population

6,776

3.9% decline

Median Age

42.3


Median Household Income

$31,014

6.68% growth

Poverty Rate

33.4%


Number of Employees

2,164

5.21% decline

Median Property Value

$53,200

6.19% growth

About

In 2017, Alexander County, IL had a population of 6.78k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $31,014. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Alexander County, IL declined from 7,051 to 6,776, a -3.9% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,071 to $31,014, a 6.68% increase.

The population of Alexander County, IL is 61.8% White Alone, 34.6% Black or African American Alone, and 1.79% Two or More Races. 2.52% of the people in Alexander County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Alexander County, IL is $53,200, and the homeownership rate is 70.5%. Most people in Alexander County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Alexander County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Alexander County, IL employs 2.16k people. The largest industries in Alexander County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (352 people), Retail Trade (298 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (295 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($112,871), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,750), and Finance & Insurance ($51,250).

Median household income in Alexander County, IL is $31,014. Males in Alexander 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 Alexander County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,014

2017 value

± $2,759

6.68%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in Alexander County, IL have a median annual income of $31,014, 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 $29,071 in 2016, which represents a 6.68% 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 Alexander County, 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 Alexander County, 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 Alexander 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 9577

  2. Census Tract 9576

  3. Census Tract 9579

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alexander County, IL was Census Tract 9577 with a value of $37,885, followed by Census Tract 9576 and Census Tract 9579, with respective values of $33,125 and $22,862.

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 Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

33.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alexander County, IL (2.21k out of 6.62k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    1,095 ± 153

  2. Black

    1,020 ± 166

  3. Two Or More

    49 ± 88

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alexander 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

2.16k

2017 Value

± 242

-5.21%

1 Year decline

± 15.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alexander County, IL declined at a rate of -5.21%, from 2.28k employees to 2.16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alexander County, IL, are Sales & Related Occupations (296 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (265 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (239 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 Sales & Related Occupations (296 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (265 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (239 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alexander County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.3 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.15 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.89 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alexander County, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($128,750), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($113,105), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($95,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.16k

2017 Value

± 242

-5.21%

1 Year decline

± 15.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alexander County, IL declined at a rate of -5.21%, from 2.28k employees to 2.16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alexander County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (352 people), Retail Trade (298 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (295 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 (352 people), Retail Trade (298 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (295 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alexander County, IL has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.38 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.19 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.88 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alexander County, IL, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($112,871), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,750), and Finance & Insurance ($51,250).

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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

91.2% of the population of Alexander County, IL has health coverage, with 24.1% on employee plans, 39.1% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 9.86% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Alexander County, IL 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 6780 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.5% decrease from the previous year (7492 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3239 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 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

6,780 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Alexander County, IL see an average of 6,780 patients per year. This represents a 9.5% decrease from the previous year (7,492 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%).

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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

8.81%

Uninsured

24.1%

Employer Coverage

39.1%

Medicaid

16.9%

Medicare

9.86%

Non-Group

1.25%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alexander County, IL declined by 28.4% from 12.3% to 8.81%.

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. 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

Alexander County, IL is home to a population of 6.78k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.856% of Alexander County, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Alexander County, IL is composed of 4.19k White Alone residents (61.8%), 2.34k Black or African American Alone residents (34.6%), 121 Two or More Races residents (1.79%), 68 Hispanic or Latino residents (1%), 43 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.635%), 11 Asian Alone residents (0.162%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Alexander County, IL are Hebrew (111 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (44 speakers), and German (8 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 36.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Alexander County, IL was 42.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Alexander County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Alexander County, IL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.856%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.737%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.856% of Alexander County, 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 Alexander County, IL was 0.737%, 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 Alexander County, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Alexander County, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Alexander County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Alexander County, IL was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.19k ± 3

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.34k ± 88

  3. Two or More Races

    121 ± 81

In 2017, there were 1.79 times more White Alone residents (4.19k people) in Alexander County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.34k Black or African American Alone and 121 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Hebrew

    111 speakers (1.62%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    44 speakers (0.641%)

  3. German

    8 speakers (0.117%)

2.52% of Alexander County, 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 Alexander County, IL was Hebrew. 1.62% of the overall population of Alexander County, IL are native Hebrew speakers. 0.641% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.117% speak Hebrew, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    140 ± 52

  2. Korea

    66 ± 31

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    29 ± 28

Alexander County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alexander County, IL was $53,200 in 2017, which is 0.244 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $50,100 to $53,200, a 6.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Alexander County, IL is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alexander County, IL have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alexander 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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$31,014

Median Household Income

± $2,759

2.43k

Number of Households

± 233

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.43k households in Alexander County, IL grew to $31,014 from the previous year's value of $29,071.

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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Housing

Property Value

$53,200

2017 Median

± $4,345

$50,100

2016 Median

± $5,172

In 2017, the median property value in Alexander County, IL grew to to $53,200 from the previous year's value of $50,100.

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 $40k - $50k 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

70.5%

2017 Homeownership

68.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.5% of the housing units in Alexander County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alexander 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 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 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alexander County, IL have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.42% of the workforce in Alexander County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.7%

  2. Carpooled

    5.82%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.58%

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

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