Cairo, IL

Census Place

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2020 Population
1,884
11.1% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
47.4
25.1% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
36.2%
6.32% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$27,661
4.62% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$29,400
4.26% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
617
14.3% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Cairo, IL had a population of 1.88k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $27,661. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cairo, IL declined from 2,120 to 1,884, a −11.1% decrease and its median household income grew from $26,439 to $27,661, a 4.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cairo, IL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (72%), White (Non-Hispanic) (25.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.7%), White (Hispanic) (1.06%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Cairo, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

100% of the residents in Cairo, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Cairo, IL was $29,400, and the homeownership rate was 69.8%. Most people in Cairo, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cairo, IL was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Cairo, IL is home to a population of 1.88k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2020, 0% of Cairo, IL residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2020, there were 2.85 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.36k people) in Cairo, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 476 White (Non-Hispanic) and 32 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cairo, IL
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.36k ± 206
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    476 ± 124
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    32 ± 35.5
1.06%
Hispanic Population
20 people

In 2020, there were 2.85 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.36k people) in Cairo, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 476 White (Non-Hispanic) and 32 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.06% of the people in Cairo, IL are hispanic (20 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cairo, IL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    628,401 ± 18,975 people
  2. India
    158,225 ± 9,705 people
  3. Poland
    127,303 ± 8,716 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 628,401 Illinois residents, followed by India with 158,225 and Poland with 127,303.

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Citizenship

100%
2020 Citizenship
100%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 100% of Cairo, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Cairo, IL was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    93 ± 45
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    38 ± 28
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    14 ± 23

Cairo, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Illinois, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Illinois (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Illinois across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,880. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Cairo, IL employs 617 people. The largest industries in Cairo, IL are Retail Trade (179 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (155 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (48 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($53,438), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,500).

Wages

Median Household Income

$27,661
2020 value
± $3,169
4.62%
1 Year Growth
± 14%

Households in Cairo, IL have a median annual income of $27,661, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $26,439 in 2019, which represents a 4.62% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$77,685
Average Male Salary in Illinois
± $1,244
$57,880
Average Female Salary in Illinois
± $945

In 2020, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois 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 in Illinois
  1. Asian
    $76,473 ± $3,501
  2. White
    $62,534 ± $868
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $56,111 ± $35,058

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Illinois.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cairo, IL is from Illinois.
0.479
2020 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2020, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.707% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9578
  2. Census Tract 9579

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

36.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cairo, IL (654 out of 1.81k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 16 - 17.

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. Black
    513 ± 156
  2. White
    141 ± 75
  3. Hispanic
    14 ± 65

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

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

617
2020 Value
± 164
−14.3%
1 Year decline
± 41.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cairo, IL declined at a rate of −14.3%, from 720 employees to 617 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cairo, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (162 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (87 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (69 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cairo, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cairo, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (162 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (87 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (69 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cairo, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (4.31 times higher than expected), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2.32 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cairo, IL, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($120,100), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($77,426), and Material Moving Occupations ($47,847).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

617
2020 Value
± 164
−14.3%
1 Year decline
± 41.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cairo, IL declined at a rate of −14.3%, from 720 employees to 617 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cairo, IL, are Retail Trade (179 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (155 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (48 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cairo, IL, though some of these residents may live in Cairo, 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 Cairo, IL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (179 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (155 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (48 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cairo, IL has an unusually high number of Retail Trade (2.63 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.8 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cairo, IL, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($53,438), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,500).

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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. $138B
  2. $87.2B
  3. $79.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $138B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($87.2B) and Mixed freight ($79.8B).

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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$1.03T
2020 Value in Illinois
$1.94T
Projected 2050 Value in Illinois
88.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $1.03T. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $1.94T by 2050.

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. $77.4B
  2. $56.8B
  3. $46.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $77.4B, followed by Wisconsin with $56.8B and California and $46.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%). The most partisan county was Wayne County, IL with 84.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Illinois
57.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Illinois
  1. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Illinois was Wayne County, IL with 84.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Illinois colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cairo, IL was $29,400 in 2020, which is 0.128 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $28,200 to $29,400, a 4.26% increase. The homeownership rate in Cairo, IL is 69.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Cairo, IL have an average commute time of 34.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cairo, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$29,400
2020 Median
± $6,605
$28,200
2019 Median
± $6,084

In 2020, the median property value in Cairo, IL grew to to $29,400 from the previous year's value of $28,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cairo, 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 Cairo, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $20k - $25k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$27,661
Median Household Income
± $3,169
828
Number of Households
± 159

In 2020, the median household income of the 828 households in Cairo, IL grew to $27,661 from the previous year's value of $26,439.

The following chart displays the households in Cairo, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cairo, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cairo, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.8%
2020 Homeownership
68.1%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 69.8% of the housing units in Cairo, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cairo, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

34.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cairo, IL have a longer commute time (34.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 12% of the workforce in Cairo, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (88.8%)
  2. Public Transit (6.34%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.74%)

In 2020, 88.8% of workers in Cairo, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (6.34%) and those who worked at home (3.74%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cairo, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cairo, IL have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

93.6% of the population of Cairo, IL has health coverage, with 19.8% on employee plans, 44.1% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Illinois 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 6060 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.04% decrease from the previous year (6315 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1920 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 213 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.9%). Additionally, Vermilion County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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6,060 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alexander County, IL

Primary care physicians in Alexander County, IL see an average of 6,060 patients per year. This represents a 4.04% decrease from the previous year (6,315 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alexander County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Illinois
$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

6.36%
Uninsured
19.8%
Employer Coverage
44.1%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
1.22%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cairo, IL grew by 9.03% from 5.83% to 6.36%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cairo, 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. 19.9% prevalence
  2. 18.5% prevalence
  3. 18.3% prevalence

Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 19.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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