Bureau County, IL

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Population

33,619

0.6% decline

Median Age

43.7


Median Household Income

$54,271

5.53% growth

Poverty Rate

12.6%


Number of Employees

16,262

0.581% growth

Median Property Value

$106,800

1.42% growth

About

In 2017, Bureau County, IL had a population of 33.6k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $54,271. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bureau County, IL declined from 33,822 to 33,619, a -0.6% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,425 to $54,271, a 5.53% increase.

The population of Bureau County, IL is 88.4% White Alone, 8.75% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.11% Two or More Races. 8.01% of the people in Bureau County, IL speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bureau County, IL is $106,800, and the homeownership rate is 76.1%. Most people in Bureau County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Bureau County, IL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bureau County, IL employs 16.3k people. The largest industries in Bureau County, IL are Manufacturing (2,813 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,391 people), and Retail Trade (2,364 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,875), Utilities ($66,023), and Public Administration ($49,500).

Median household income in Bureau County, IL is $54,271. Males in Bureau 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 Bureau County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,271

2017 value

± $1,910

5.53%

1 Year Growth

± 4.29%

Households in Bureau County, IL have a median annual income of $54,271, 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 $51,425 in 2016, which represents a 5.53% 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 Bureau 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 Bureau 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 Bureau 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 9647

  2. Census Tract 9648

  3. Census Tract 9655

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bureau County, IL was Census Tract 9647 with a value of $60,156, followed by Census Tract 9648 and Census Tract 9655, with respective values of $55,109 and $54,260.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bureau County, IL (4.18k out of 33.1k 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 18 - 24.

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

    3,786 ± 299

  2. Hispanic

    563 ± 132

  3. Other

    180 ± 98

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

16.3k

2017 Value

± 575

0.581%

1 Year growth

± 4.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bureau County, IL grew at a rate of 0.581%, from 16.2k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bureau County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,375 people), Management Occupations (1,616 people), and Production Occupations (1,527 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bureau County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bureau County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,375 people), Management Occupations (1,616 people), and Production Occupations (1,527 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bureau County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.74 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.98 times), and Production Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bureau County, IL, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($60,500), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,156), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($58,672).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.3k

2017 Value

± 575

0.581%

1 Year growth

± 4.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bureau County, IL grew at a rate of 0.581%, from 16.2k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bureau County, IL, are Manufacturing (2,813 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,391 people), and Retail Trade (2,364 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bureau County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Bureau 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 Bureau County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,813 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,391 people), and Retail Trade (2,364 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bureau County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.97 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.71 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bureau County, IL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,875), Utilities ($66,023), and Public Administration ($49,500).

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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

94.5% of the population of Bureau County, IL has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bureau County, IL see 2099 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.42% increase from the previous year (1991 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2780 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2085 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

2099 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Bureau County, IL see an average of 2099 patients per year. This represents a 5.42% increase from the previous year (1991 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

5.5%

Uninsured

48.4%

Employer Coverage

15.8%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

1.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bureau County, IL declined by 27.9% from 7.63% to 5.5%.

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

Bureau County, IL is home to a population of 33.6k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.58% of Bureau County, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bureau County, IL is composed of 29.7k White Alone residents (88.4%), 2.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.75%), 373 Two or More Races residents (1.11%), 257 Black or African American Alone residents (0.764%), 253 Asian Alone residents (0.753%), 46 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.137%), 22 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0654%), and 3 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00892%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bureau County, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,874 speakers), Tagalog (127 speakers), and German (124 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bureau County, IL was 43.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Bureau County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bureau County, IL residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.58%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.77%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.58% of Bureau 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 Bureau County, IL was 3.77%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Bureau County, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Bureau County, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Bureau County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bureau County, IL was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.7k ± 16

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.94k ± 388

  3. Two or More Races

    373 ± 72.2

In 2017, there were 10.1 times more White Alone residents (29.7k people) in Bureau County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.94k Hispanic or Latino and 373 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,874 speakers (5.81%)

  2. Tagalog

    127 speakers (0.393%)

  3. German

    124 speakers (0.384%)

8.01% of Bureau 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 Bureau County, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.81% of the overall population of Bureau County, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.393% speak Tagalog and 0.384% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    943 ± 98

  2. Korea

    303 ± 70

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    235 ± 84

Bureau County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bureau County, IL was $106,800 in 2017, which is 0.491 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $105,300 to $106,800, a 1.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Bureau County, IL is 76.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bureau County, IL have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bureau 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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$54,271

Median Household Income

± $1,910

13.8k

Number of Households

± 515

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.8k households in Bureau County, IL grew to $54,271 from the previous year's value of $51,425.

The following chart displays the households in Bureau 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

$106,800

2017 Median

± $3,609

$105,300

2016 Median

± $3,263

In 2017, the median property value in Bureau County, IL grew to to $106,800 from the previous year's value of $105,300.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.1%

2017 Homeownership

75.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.1% of the housing units in Bureau County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bureau County, IL have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.62% of the workforce in Bureau County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    9.23%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.17%

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

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