Dolton, IL

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Population

23,091

0.0952% decline

Median Age

36.6


Median Household Income

$44,075

0.98% decline

Poverty Rate

26.6%


Number of Employees

8,933

3.18% decline

Median Property Value

$94,700

2.93% growth

About

In 2017, Dolton, IL had a population of 23.1k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $44,075. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dolton, IL declined from 23,113 to 23,091, a -0.0952% decrease and its median household income declined from $44,511 to $44,075, a -0.98% decrease.

The population of Dolton, IL is 89.5% Black or African American Alone, 4.34% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.18% White Alone. N/A% of the people in Dolton, IL speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Dolton, IL is $94,700, and the homeownership rate is 64.3%. Most people in Dolton, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 38.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Dolton, IL is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Dolton, IL employs 8.93k people. The largest industries in Dolton, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,917 people), Transportation & Warehousing (1,182 people), and Retail Trade (1,147 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,573), Public Administration ($52,381), and Manufacturing ($50,859).

Median household income in Dolton, IL is $44,075. Males in Dolton, 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 Dolton, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,075

2017 value

± $3,063

-0.98%

1 Year Growth

± 11.9%

Households in Dolton, IL have a median annual income of $44,075, 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 $44,511 in 2016, which represents a -0.98% 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.

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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 Dolton, 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 8264.01

  2. Census Tract 8264.02

  3. Census Tract 8265

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dolton, IL was Census Tract 8264.01 with a value of $50,897, followed by Census Tract 8264.02 and Census Tract 8265, with respective values of $50,793 and $41,435.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dolton, IL (6.06k out of 22.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 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. Black

    5,581 ± 604

  2. White

    361 ± 141

  3. Hispanic

    361 ± 163

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

8.93k

2017 Value

± 654

-3.18%

1 Year decline

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dolton, IL declined at a rate of -3.18%, from 9.23k employees to 8.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dolton, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,769 people), Sales & Related Occupations (931 people), and Transportation Occupations (650 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dolton, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dolton, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,769 people), Sales & Related Occupations (931 people), and Transportation Occupations (650 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Dolton, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.15 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.05 times), and Transportation Occupations (2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dolton, IL, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,000), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,917), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($61,521).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.93k

2017 Value

± 654

-3.18%

1 Year decline

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dolton, IL declined at a rate of -3.18%, from 9.23k employees to 8.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dolton, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,917 people), Transportation & Warehousing (1,182 people), and Retail Trade (1,147 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dolton, IL, though some of these residents may live in Dolton, 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 Dolton, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,917 people), Transportation & Warehousing (1,182 people), and Retail Trade (1,147 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Dolton, IL has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (3.11 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.55 times), and Public Administration (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dolton, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($76,573), Public Administration ($52,381), and Manufacturing ($50,859).

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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

87.2% of the population of Dolton, IL has health coverage, with 36.3% on employee plans, 33.5% on Medicaid, 9.65% on Medicare, 7.04% on non-group plans, and 0.661% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Dolton, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 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

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 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

12.8%

Uninsured

36.3%

Employer Coverage

33.5%

Medicaid

9.65%

Medicare

7.04%

Non-Group

0.661%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dolton, IL declined by 17.5% from 15.6% to 12.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dolton, 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

Dolton, IL is home to a population of 23.1k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.02% of Dolton, IL residents were born outside of the country (928 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Dolton, IL is composed of 20.7k Black or African American Alone residents (89.5%), 1k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.34%), 966 White Alone residents (4.18%), 311 Two or More Races residents (1.35%), 124 Asian Alone residents (0.537%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.052%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 2

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dolton, IL was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Dolton, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Dolton, IL residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.02%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

928 people

3.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

772 people

As of 2017, 4.02% of Dolton, IL residents (928 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 Dolton, IL was 3.34%, 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

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Dolton, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dolton, IL was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    20.7k ± 347

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1k ± 392

  3. White Alone

    966 ± 191

In 2017, there were 20.6 times more Black or African American Alone residents (20.7k people) in Dolton, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1k Hispanic or Latino and 966 White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Dolton, 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 Dolton, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Dolton, 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

    427 ± 123

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    140 ± 73

  3. Korea

    82 ± 59

Dolton, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dolton, IL was $94,700 in 2017, which is 0.435 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $92,000 to $94,700, a 2.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Dolton, IL is 64.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dolton, IL have an average commute time of 38.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dolton, IL is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$44,075

Median Household Income

± $3,063

7.56k

Number of Households

± 559

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.56k households in Dolton, IL declined from $44,075 from the previous year's value of $44,511.

The following chart displays the households in Dolton, 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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Housing

Property Value

$94,700

2017 Median

± $6,394

$92,000

2016 Median

± $4,488

In 2017, the median property value in Dolton, IL grew to to $94,700 from the previous year's value of $92,000.

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

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Rent vs Own

64.3%

2017 Homeownership

65.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.3% of the housing units in Dolton, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Dolton, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dolton, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dolton, IL have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

38.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dolton, IL have a longer commute time (38.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 7.14% of the workforce in Dolton, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.4%

  2. Public Transit

    14.3%

  3. Carpooled

    6.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dolton, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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