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Boone County, IL&

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0.36% decline
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The economy of Boone County, IL employs 24,755 people. The economy of Boone County, IL is specialized in Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 2.14; 1.81; and 1.65 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Boone County, IL are Manufacturing (5,488), Retail trade (3,089), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,559), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,583), Transportation & Warehousing ($43,056), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,201).

Median household income in Boone County, IL is $60,063. Males in Boone County, IL have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,168. The income inequality of Boone County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Boone County, IL. In Boone County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 52 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,609. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Boone County, IL is home to a population of 53,656 people, from which 93.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Boone County, IL is composed of 39,964 White residents (74.5%), 11,020 Hispanic residents (20.5%), 1,090 Black residents (2.03%), 710 Asian residents (1.32%), and 649 Two+ residents (1.21%). The most common foreign languages in Boone County, IL are Spanish (7,488 speakers), Other Slavic (323 speakers), and Polish (241 speakers), but compared to other places, Boone County, IL has a relative high number of Other Slavic (323 speakers), Polish (241 speakers), and Other Indo-European (194 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Rockford, IL Metro Area awarded 3,288 degrees. The student population of Rockford, IL Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 988 male students and 2,300 female students. Most students in Rockford, IL Metro Area are White (2,337 and 71.1%), followed by Black or African American (350 and 10.6%), Hispanic or Latino (309 and 9.4%), and Unknown (105 and 3.19%). The largest universities in Rockford, IL Metro Area by number of graduates are Rock Valley College (1,626 and 49.5%), Rasmussen College-Illinois (834 and 25.4%), and Rockford University (397 and 12.1%). The most popular majors in Rockford, IL Metro Area are Liberal Arts & Sciences (605 and 18.4%), Biological & Physical Sciences (178 and 5.41%), and Registered Nursing (83 and 2.52%). The median tuition costs in Rockford, IL Metro Area are N/A for private four year colleges, and $29,050 and $29,050 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boone County, IL is $146,600, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $143,700 to $146,600, a 2.02% increase. The homeownership rate of Boone County, IL is 79%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Boone County, IL have an average commute time of 27.1 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.


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