Douglas County, IL

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Population
19,714
0.585% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
Median Age
37.9

Poverty Rate
11.2%

Median Household Income
$54,218
3.74% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$106,500
3.7% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
9,382
2.67% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Douglas County, IL had a population of 19.7k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $54,218. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Douglas County, IL declined from 19,830 to 19,714, a -0.585% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,261 to $54,218, a 3.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.4%), White (Hispanic) (5.91%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.73%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.563%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.533%). NaNk% of the people in Douglas County, IL speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Douglas County, IL is $106,500, and the homeownership rate is 71.7%. Most people in Douglas County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, IL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Douglas County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 69.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (23.9%), followed by Other (6.39%). The most partisan county was Wayne County, IL with 84.3% 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Douglas County, IL
69.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Illinois
  1. 84.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Illinois was Wayne County, IL with 84.3% 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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Diversity

Douglas County, IL is home to a population of 19.7k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.58% of Douglas County, IL residents were born outside of the country (706 people).

In 2018, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.8k people) in Douglas County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.17k White (Hispanic) and 144 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.8k ± 17
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.17k ± 112
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    144 ± 11
7.22%
Hispanic Population
1.42k people

In 2018, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.8k people) in Douglas County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.17k White (Hispanic) and 144 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.22% of the people in Douglas County, IL are hispanic (1.42k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.58%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
706 people
3.82%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
758 people

As of 2018, 3.58% of Douglas County, IL residents (706 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Douglas County, IL was 3.82%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Douglas County, IL was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Douglas County, IL are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Douglas County, IL residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    644,788 ± 19,210 people
  2. India
    156,084 ± 9,640 people
  3. Poland
    130,079 ± 8,810 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 644,788 Illinois residents, followed by India with 156,084 and Poland with 130,079.

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Citizenship

98.2%
2018 Citizenship
98%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.2% of Douglas County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, IL was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    442 ± 72
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    151 ± 67
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    135 ± 54

Douglas County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Douglas County, IL is $54,218. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Douglas County, IL was Census Tract 9520 with a value of $60,176, followed by Census Tract 9521 and Census Tract 9523, with respective values of $57,877 and $54,529.

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,164. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Douglas County, IL employs 9.38k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, IL are Manufacturing (2,071 people), Retail Trade (1,082 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,010 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($99,688), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,071), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,309).

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,218
2018 value
± $1,737
3.74%
1 Year Growth
± 5.5%

Households in Douglas County, IL have a median annual income of $54,218, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,261 in 2017, which represents a 3.74% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Douglas County, IL compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,849
Average Male Salary in Illinois
± $1,220
$56,164
Average Female Salary in Illinois
± $916

In 2019, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.35 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 in Illinois
  1. Asian
    $71,781 ± $3,365
  2. White
    $60,455 ± $832
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $58,312 ± $36,766

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Illinois.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Douglas County, IL is from Illinois.
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2018 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2019, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0501% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9520
  2. Census Tract 9521
  3. Census Tract 9523

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Douglas County, IL was Census Tract 9520 with a value of $60,176, followed by Census Tract 9521 and Census Tract 9523, with respective values of $57,877 and $54,529.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, IL (2.17k out of 19.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    2,027 ± 228
  2. Hispanic
    312 ± 107
  3. Two Or More
    81 ± 91

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Douglas 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.38k
2018 Value
± 472
2.67%
1 Year growth
± 6.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Douglas County, IL grew at a rate of 2.67%, from 9.14k employees to 9.38k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,296 people), Production Occupations (1,192 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (853 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Douglas County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,296 people), Production Occupations (1,192 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (853 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.31 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.21 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Douglas County, IL, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($80,278), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,809), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,979).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.38k
2018 Value
± 472
2.67%
1 Year growth
± 6.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Douglas County, IL grew at a rate of 2.67%, from 9.14k employees to 9.38k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, IL, are Manufacturing (2,071 people), Retail Trade (1,082 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,010 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Douglas 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 Douglas County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,071 people), Retail Trade (1,082 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,010 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.88 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.19 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Douglas County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($99,688), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,071), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,309).

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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 in Illinois
$1.31T
Projected 2045 Value in Illinois
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, IL was $106,500 in 2018, which is 0.464 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $102,700 to $106,500, a 3.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, IL is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Douglas County, IL have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Douglas County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$106,500
2018 Median
± $4,671
$102,700
2017 Median
± $4,843

In 2018, the median property value in Douglas County, IL grew to to $106,500 from the previous year's value of $102,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Douglas 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 Douglas County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$54,218
Median Household Income
± $1,737
7.62k
Number of Households
± 419

In 2018, the median household income of the 7.62k households in Douglas County, IL grew to $54,218 from the previous year's value of $52,261.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Douglas County, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Douglas County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%
2018 Homeownership
72.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.7% of the housing units in Douglas County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

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

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, IL have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.993% of the workforce in Douglas County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    75.8%
  2. Carpooled
    9.41%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.6%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Douglas County, IL was Drove Alone (75.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.41%) and those who Worked At Home (5.6%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Douglas County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Douglas County, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

85.5% of the population of Douglas County, IL has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 0.844% 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 Douglas County, IL see 3965 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.327% decrease from the previous year (3978 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1785 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 19630 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, St. Clair County and Stephenson 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

3,965 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Douglas County, IL

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, IL see an average of 3,965 patients per year. This represents a 0.327% decrease from the previous year (3,978 patients).

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

14.5%
Uninsured
42.1%
Employer Coverage
15.9%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
0.844%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, IL declined by 4.4% from 15.1% to 14.5%.

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

St. Clair County and Stephenson 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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