Bensenville, IL

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Population

18,432

0.00543% growth

Median Age

34.9


Median Household Income

$61,677

0.978% decline

Poverty Rate

11.5%


Number of Employees

9,853

0.254% growth

Median Property Value

$201,600

0.739% decline

About

In 2017, Bensenville, IL had a population of 18.4k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $61,677. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bensenville, IL grew from 18,431 to 18,432, a 0.00543% increase and its median household income declined from $62,286 to $61,677, a -0.978% decrease.

The population of Bensenville, IL is 47.4% Hispanic or Latino, 43.2% White Alone, and 4.62% Asian Alone. 57.3% of the people in Bensenville, IL speak a non-English language, and 77.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bensenville, IL are Star Truck Driving School-Bensenville (404 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Bensenville, IL is $201,600, and the homeownership rate is 49.6%. Most people in Bensenville, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Bensenville, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bensenville, IL employs 9.85k people. The largest industries in Bensenville, IL are Manufacturing (1,959 people), Retail Trade (1,057 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,044 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($69,500), Utilities ($60,313), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,513).

Median household income in Bensenville, IL is $61,677. Males in Bensenville, 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 Bensenville, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,677

2017 value

± $3,433

-0.978%

1 Year Growth

± 8.93%

Households in Bensenville, IL have a median annual income of $61,677, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,286 in 2016, which represents a -0.978% 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 Bensenville, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Bensenville, IL 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 Bensenville, 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 Bensenville, 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 8401.03

  2. Census Tract 8408.02

  3. Census Tract 8401.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bensenville, IL was Census Tract 8401.03 with a value of $75,463, followed by Census Tract 8408.02 and Census Tract 8401.01, with respective values of $69,737 and $63,134.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bensenville, IL (2.09k out of 18.1k 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 < 5, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    1,441 ± 273

  2. Hispanic

    1,079 ± 277

  3. Other

    429 ± 223

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

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

9.85k

2017 Value

± 683

0.254%

1 Year growth

± 9.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bensenville, IL grew at a rate of 0.254%, from 9.83k employees to 9.85k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bensenville, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,606 people), Production Occupations (1,368 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (787 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bensenville, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bensenville, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,606 people), Production Occupations (1,368 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (787 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bensenville, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.76 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.39 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bensenville, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($71,979), Protective Service Occupations ($61,607), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($59,020).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.85k

2017 Value

± 683

0.254%

1 Year growth

± 9.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bensenville, IL grew at a rate of 0.254%, from 9.83k employees to 9.85k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bensenville, IL, are Manufacturing (1,959 people), Retail Trade (1,057 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,044 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bensenville, IL, though some of these residents may live in Bensenville, 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 Bensenville, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,959 people), Retail Trade (1,057 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,044 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bensenville, IL has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.28 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.96 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.81 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bensenville, IL, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($69,500), Utilities ($60,313), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,513).

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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

83.5% of the population of Bensenville, IL has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 7.95% on Medicare, 8.17% on non-group plans, and 0.721% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bensenville, 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

16.5%

Uninsured

47.1%

Employer Coverage

19.6%

Medicaid

7.95%

Medicare

8.17%

Non-Group

0.721%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bensenville, IL declined by 1.09% from 16.6% to 16.5%.

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

Bensenville, IL is home to a population of 18.4k people, from which 77.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 35% of Bensenville, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bensenville, IL is composed of 8.74k Hispanic or Latino residents (47.4%), 7.97k White Alone residents (43.2%), 852 Asian Alone residents (4.62%), 640 Black or African American Alone residents (3.47%), 232 Two or More Races residents (1.26%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bensenville, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (7,437 speakers), Polish (1,009 speakers), and Italian (225 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bensenville, IL was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Bensenville, IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Bensenville, IL residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

35%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

33.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 35% of Bensenville, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bensenville, IL was 33.2%, 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 Bensenville, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Bensenville, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

77.7%

2017 Citizenship

79.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 77.7% of Bensenville, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bensenville, IL was 79.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    8.74k ± 1.05k

  2. White Alone

    7.97k ± 613

  3. Asian Alone

    852 ± 290

In 2017, there were 1.1 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (8.74k people) in Bensenville, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.97k White Alone and 852 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    7,437 speakers (43.1%)

  2. Polish

    1,009 speakers (5.85%)

  3. Italian

    225 speakers (1.3%)

57.3% of Bensenville, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Bensenville, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 43.1% of the overall population of Bensenville, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 5.85% speak Polish and 1.3% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    185 ± 76

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    103 ± 70

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    97 ± 81

Bensenville, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bensenville, IL awarded 404 degrees. The student population of Bensenville, IL is skewed towards men, with 79 male students and 2 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bensenville, IL are White (184 and 46.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (112 and 28.2%), Black or African American (71 and 17.9%), and Asian (14 and 3.53%).

The largest universities in Bensenville, IL by number of degrees awarded are Star Truck Driving School-Bensenville (404 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bensenville, IL are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (404 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Bensenville, IL are $N/A 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. 404 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Bensenville, IL was Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor with 404 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Bensenville, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

404 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bensenville, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Star Truck Driving School-Bensenville with 404 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

385

Degrees Awarded to Men

19

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 385 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bensenville, IL, which is 20.3 times more than the 19 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Bensenville, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    184 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    112 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    71 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bensenville, IL were to White students. These 184 degrees mean that there were 1.64 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 112 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bensenville, IL was $201,600 in 2017, which is 0.926 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $203,100 to $201,600, a 0.739% decrease. The homeownership rate in Bensenville, IL is 49.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bensenville, IL have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bensenville, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,677

Median Household Income

± $3,433

6.3k

Number of Households

± 461

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.3k households in Bensenville, IL declined from $61,677 from the previous year's value of $62,286.

The following chart displays the households in Bensenville, 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

$201,600

2017 Median

± $9,390

$203,100

2016 Median

± $9,258

In 2017, the median property value in Bensenville, IL declined from to $201,600 from the previous year's value of $203,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bensenville, 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 Bensenville, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bensenville, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bensenville, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

49.6%

2017 Homeownership

51%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 49.6% of the housing units in Bensenville, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51%.

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

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Commute Time

26 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bensenville, IL have a longer commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.03% of the workforce in Bensenville, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.1%

  2. Carpooled

    17.2%

  3. Public Transit

    2.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bensenville, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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