Boone County, IL

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Population

53,638

0.0335% decline

Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$62,701

4.39% growth

Poverty Rate

10.6%


Number of Employees

25,060

1.23% growth

Median Property Value

$145,700

0.614% decline

About

In 2017, Boone County, IL had a population of 53.6k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $62,701. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Boone County, IL declined from 53,656 to 53,638, a -0.0335% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,063 to $62,701, a 4.39% increase.

The population of Boone County, IL is 74% White Alone, 21% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.07% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Boone County, IL speak a non-English language, and 94.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Boone County, IL is $145,700, and the homeownership rate is 79.2%. Most people in Boone County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Boone County, IL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Boone County, IL employs 25.1k people. The largest industries in Boone County, IL are Manufacturing (5,542 people), Retail Trade (3,138 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,623 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($64,898), Utilities ($60,729), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,365).

Median household income in Boone County, IL is $62,701. Males in Boone 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 Boone County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,701

2017 value

± $3,159

4.39%

1 Year Growth

± 7.91%

Households in Boone County, IL have a median annual income of $62,701, 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 $60,063 in 2016, which represents a 4.39% 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.

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Boone 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 106.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boone County, IL was Census Tract 105 with a value of $82,318, followed by Census Tract 104 and Census Tract 106.02, with respective values of $69,764 and $66,043.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boone County, IL (5.62k out of 53.1k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 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

    4,923 ± 575

  2. Hispanic

    1,986 ± 405

  3. Other

    466 ± 268

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Boone County, 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

25.1k

2017 Value

± 1,225

1.23%

1 Year growth

± 6.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boone County, IL grew at a rate of 1.23%, from 24.8k employees to 25.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boone County, IL, are Production Occupations (3,171 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,147 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,641 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boone County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Boone County, IL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,171 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,147 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,641 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Boone County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.18 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.58 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Boone County, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,500), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($75,500), and Management Occupations ($74,936).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.1k

2017 Value

± 1,225

1.23%

1 Year growth

± 6.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boone County, IL grew at a rate of 1.23%, from 24.8k employees to 25.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boone County, IL, are Manufacturing (5,542 people), Retail Trade (3,138 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,623 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boone County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Boone 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 Boone County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,542 people), Retail Trade (3,138 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,623 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Boone County, IL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.18 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.06 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Boone County, IL, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($64,898), Utilities ($60,729), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,365).

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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

92.8% of the population of Boone County, IL has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Boone County, IL see 1914 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.52% decrease from the previous year (1924 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3147 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5945 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

1,914 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Boone County, IL see an average of 1,914 patients per year. This represents a 0.52% decrease from the previous year (1,924 patients).

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

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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

7.21%

Uninsured

55.2%

Employer Coverage

15.2%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

1.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boone County, IL declined by 11.2% from 8.12% to 7.21%.

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

Boone County, IL is home to a population of 53.6k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.5% of Boone County, IL residents were born outside of the country (5.64k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Boone County, IL is composed of 39.7k White Alone residents (74%), 11.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (21%), 1.11k Black or African American Alone residents (2.07%), 719 Two or More Races residents (1.34%), 638 Asian Alone residents (1.19%), 152 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.283%), 46 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0858%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Boone County, IL was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Boone County, IL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Boone County, IL residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.64k people

11.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.22k people

As of 2017, 10.5% of Boone County, IL residents (5.64k 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 Boone County, IL was 11.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

94.3%

2017 Citizenship

93.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.3% of Boone County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Boone County, IL was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    39.7k ± 31

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.3k ± 1.26k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.11k ± 192

In 2017, there were 3.52 times more White Alone residents (39.7k people) in Boone County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.3k Hispanic or Latino and 1.11k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Boone 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 Boone 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 Boone County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Boone 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

    1,146 ± 225

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    424 ± 169

  3. Korea

    238 ± 99

Boone County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boone County, IL was $145,700 in 2017, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $146,600 to $145,700, a 0.614% decrease. The homeownership rate in Boone County, IL is 79.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Boone County, IL have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Boone 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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$62,701

Median Household Income

± $3,159

18.7k

Number of Households

± 1,011

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.7k households in Boone County, IL grew to $62,701 from the previous year's value of $60,063.

The following chart displays the households in Boone 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

$145,700

2017 Median

± $5,579

$146,600

2016 Median

± $6,825

In 2017, the median property value in Boone County, IL declined from to $145,700 from the previous year's value of $146,600.

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

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Rent vs Own

79.2%

2017 Homeownership

79%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.2% of the housing units in Boone County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79%.

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

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boone County, IL have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.65% of the workforce in Boone County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.35%

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

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