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Coles County, IL&

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-1.15% decline
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3.7% growth
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0.54% growth
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1.55% growth


The economy of Coles County, IL employs 24,939 people. The economy of Coles County, IL is specialized in Educational Services; Information; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 1.82; 1.51; and 1.42 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Coles County, IL are Educational Services (4,242), Manufacturing (3,460), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,373), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($48,750), Utilities ($42,384), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($40,100).

Median household income in Coles County, IL is $39,588. Males in Coles County, IL have an average income that is 1.61 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,136. The income inequality of Coles County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469 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 Coles County, IL. In Coles 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 64 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,615. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Coles County, IL is home to a population of 53,037 people, from which 98.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Coles County, IL is composed of 48,426 White residents (91.3%), 1,807 Black residents (3.41%), 1,209 Hispanic residents (2.28%), 945 Two+ residents (1.78%), and 530 Asian residents (1%). The most common foreign languages in Coles County, IL are Spanish (655 speakers), German (268 speakers), and Greek (173 speakers), but compared to other places, Coles County, IL has a relative high number of Greek (173 speakers), Other Indo-European (129 speakers), and German (268 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Coles County, IL awarded 5,547 degrees. The student population of Coles County, IL is skewed away from females, with 3,371 male students and 2,176 female students. Most students in Coles County, IL are White (3,758 and 67.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,122 and 20.2%), Hispanic or Latino (292 and 5.26%), and Unknown (131 and 2.36%). The largest universities in Coles County, IL by number of graduates are Lake Land College (3,071 and 55.4%), Eastern Illinois University (2,476 and 44.6%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Coles County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (194 and 3.5%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (177 and 3.19%), and General Family & Consumer Sciences (164 and 2.96%). The median tuition costs in Coles County, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,467 and $16,683 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 Coles County, IL is $91,800, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $90,400 to $91,800, a 1.55% increase. The homeownership rate of Coles County, IL is 62.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Coles County, IL have an average commute time of 15.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Coles County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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