De Witt County, IL

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2022 Population
15,535
0.754% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44
0.452% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.2%
8.33% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,823
2.35% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$121,100
10.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, De Witt County, IL had a population of 15.5k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $61,823. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of De Witt County, IL declined from 15,653 to 15,535, a −0.754% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,401 to $61,823, a 2.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in De Witt County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.62%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.16%), White (Hispanic) (1.02%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.843%).

None of the households in De Witt County, 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.

99% of the residents in De Witt County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in De Witt County, IL was $121,100, and the homeownership rate was 76.4%.

Most people in De Witt County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in De Witt County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

De Witt County, IL is home to a population of 15.5k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.66% of De Witt County, IL residents were born outside of the country (258 people).

In 2022, there were 58.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in De Witt County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 252 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 180 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of De Witt County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in De Witt County, IL was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in De Witt County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.6k ± 20
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    252 ± 77.9
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    180 ± 102
3.03%
Hispanic Population
470 people

In 2022, there were 58.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in De Witt County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 252 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 180 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.03% of the people in De Witt County, IL are hispanic (470 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.66%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
258 people
1.72%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
270 people

As of 2022, 1.66% of De Witt County, IL residents (258 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in De Witt County, IL was 1.72%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    386 ± 92
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    221 ± 80
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    179 ± 85

De Witt County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of De Witt County, IL employs 7.6k people. The largest industries in De Witt County, IL are Manufacturing (964 people), Educational Services (866 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (829 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,538), Finance & Insurance ($72,717), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,250).

Occupations

7.6k
2022 Value
± 541
−0.835%
1 Year decline
± 9.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in De Witt County, IL declined at a rate of −0.835%, from 7.67k employees to 7.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in De Witt County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (978 people), Management Occupations (635 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (611 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of De Witt County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.6k
2022 Value
± 541
−0.835%
1 Year decline
± 9.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in De Witt County, IL declined at a rate of −0.835%, from 7.67k employees to 7.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in De Witt County, IL, are Manufacturing (964 people), Educational Services (866 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (829 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of De Witt County, IL, though some of these residents may live in De Witt County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,607
Median earning men ± $3,977
$35,293
Median earning women ± $4,906

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($78,542), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,071), and Public Administration ($70,952).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($67,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,395), and Public Administration ($62,632).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 88
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 81
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 75
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in De Witt County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 70.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.73%).

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 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in De Witt County, IL was $121,100 in 2022, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $109,800 to $121,100, a 10.3% increase. The homeownership rate in De Witt County, IL is 76.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in De Witt County, IL have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in De Witt County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in De Witt County, IL is $61,823. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in De Witt County, IL was Census Tract 9716 with a value of $85,565, followed by Census Tract 9714 and Census Tract 9715, with respective values of $70,000 and $67,656.

Property

$121,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,290
$5,075
Median Property Taxes
±$377

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In De Witt County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.4% of the housing units in De Witt County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9716
  2. Census Tract 9714
  3. Census Tract 9715

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in De Witt County, IL was Census Tract 9716 with a value of $85,565, followed by Census Tract 9714 and Census Tract 9715, with respective values of $70,000 and $67,656.

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

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Household Income

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$61,823
Median Household Income
± $5,887
6.64k
Number of Households
± 470

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.64k households in De Witt County, IL grew to $61,823 from the previous year's value of $60,401.

The following chart displays the households in De Witt 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for De Witt County, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.18%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.59%)

In 2022, 83.7% of workers in De Witt County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.18%) and those who worked at home (5.59%).

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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Commute Time

23 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in De Witt County, IL have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in De Witt County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in De Witt County, IL (1.56k out of 15.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in De Witt County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Health

96% of the population of De Witt County, IL has health coverage, with 55.6% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.733% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in De Witt County, IL see 3128 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.824% decrease from the previous year (3154 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3074 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3074 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,128 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in De Witt County, IL

Primary care physicians in De Witt County, IL see an average of 3,128 patients per year. This represents a 0.824% decrease from the previous year (3,154 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.2% under 18 years, 17.6% between 18 and 34 years, 41.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.97%
Uninsured
55.6%
Employer Coverage
13.3%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.733%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in De Witt County, IL grew by 9.87% from 3.61% to 3.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in De Witt County, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 105 in De Witt County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.6% in De Witt County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.49% in De Witt County, IL.

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