Christian County, IL

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Population

33,562

0.962% decline

Median Age

42.7


Median Household Income

$50,668

6.86% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

14,987

1.02% decline

Median Property Value

$87,500

2.7% growth

About

In 2017, Christian County, IL had a population of 33.6k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $50,668. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Christian County, IL declined from 33,888 to 33,562, a -0.962% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,417 to $50,668, a 6.86% increase.

The population of Christian County, IL is 95.2% White Alone, 1.65% Black or African American Alone, and 1.56% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Christian County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Christian County, IL is $87,500, and the homeownership rate is 75.2%. Most people in Christian County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Christian County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Christian County, IL employs 15k people. The largest industries in Christian County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,675 people), Manufacturing (1,657 people), and Retail Trade (1,397 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,641), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,083), and Public Administration ($51,652).

Median household income in Christian County, IL is $50,668. Males in Christian 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 Christian County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,668

2017 value

± $1,800

6.86%

1 Year Growth

± 5.8%

Households in Christian County, IL have a median annual income of $50,668, 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 $47,417 in 2016, which represents a 6.86% 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.

This chart shows the gender-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

  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 Christian 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 9586

  2. Census Tract 9581

  3. Census Tract 9590

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Christian County, IL was Census Tract 9586 with a value of $67,500, followed by Census Tract 9581 and Census Tract 9590, with respective values of $62,928 and $61,217.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Christian County, IL (4.03k out of 31.6k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    3,813 ± 352

  2. Black

    95 ± 114

  3. Two Or More

    88 ± 131

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Christian County, IL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

15k

2017 Value

± 681

-1.02%

1 Year decline

± 6.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Christian County, IL declined at a rate of -1.02%, from 15.1k employees to 15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Christian County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,211 people), Management Occupations (1,500 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,189 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Christian County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Christian County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,211 people), Management Occupations (1,500 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,189 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Christian County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.82 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.71 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Christian County, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,357), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,714), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,565).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15k

2017 Value

± 681

-1.02%

1 Year decline

± 6.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Christian County, IL declined at a rate of -1.02%, from 15.1k employees to 15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Christian County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,675 people), Manufacturing (1,657 people), and Retail Trade (1,397 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Christian County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Christian 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 Christian County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,675 people), Manufacturing (1,657 people), and Retail Trade (1,397 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Christian County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.21 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.61 times), and Utilities (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Christian County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($71,641), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,083), and Public Administration ($51,652).

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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

94.4% of the population of Christian County, IL has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Christian County, IL see 2588 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.729% decrease from the previous year (2607 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4164 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2379 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

2,588 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Christian County, IL see an average of 2,588 patients per year. This represents a 0.729% decrease from the previous year (2,607 patients).

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

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 

$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

5.63%

Uninsured

48.2%

Employer Coverage

17.7%

Medicaid

14.6%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

1.24%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Christian County, IL declined by 15.4% from 6.65% to 5.63%.

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

Christian County, IL is home to a population of 33.6k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.3% of Christian County, IL residents were born outside of the country (435 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Christian County, IL is composed of 32k White Alone residents (95.2%), 553 Black or African American Alone residents (1.65%), 523 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.56%), 213 Two or More Races residents (0.635%), 208 Asian Alone residents (0.62%), 86 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.256%), 21 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0626%), and 5 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0149%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Christian County, IL was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Christian County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Christian County, IL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

435 people

0.956%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

324 people

As of 2017, 1.3% of Christian County, IL residents (435 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 Christian County, IL was 0.956%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Christian County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Christian County, IL was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    32k ± 10

  2. Black or African American Alone

    553 ± 112

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    523 ± 75.9

In 2017, there were 57.8 times more White Alone residents (32k people) in Christian County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 553 Black or African American Alone and 523 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    923 ± 153

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    453 ± 129

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    307 ± 130

Christian County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Christian County, IL was $87,500 in 2017, which is 0.402 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,200 to $87,500, a 2.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Christian County, IL is 75.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Christian County, IL have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Christian 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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$50,668

Median Household Income

± $1,800

13.9k

Number of Households

± 621

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.9k households in Christian County, IL grew to $50,668 from the previous year's value of $47,417.

The following chart displays the households in Christian 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

$87,500

2017 Median

± $1,956

$85,200

2016 Median

± $2,229

In 2017, the median property value in Christian County, IL grew to to $87,500 from the previous year's value of $85,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Christian 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 Christian County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Christian County, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Christian County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.2%

2017 Homeownership

74.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.2% of the housing units in Christian County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

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

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Christian County, IL have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Christian County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.75%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.83%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Christian County, IL was Drove Alone (83.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.75%) and those who Worked At Home (3.83%).

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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