East St. Louis, IL

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Population

26,678

0.198% decline

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$20,659

3.57% growth

Poverty Rate

43.1%


Number of Employees

8,151

0.879% growth

Median Property Value

$55,000

2.8% growth

About

In 2017, East St. Louis, IL had a population of 26.7k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $20,659. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of East St. Louis, IL declined from 26,731 to 26,678, a -0.198% decrease and its median household income grew from $19,946 to $20,659, a 3.57% increase.

The population of East St. Louis, IL is 95.3% Black or African American Alone, 1.75% White Alone, and 1.13% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in East St. Louis, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in East St. Louis, IL is $55,000, and the homeownership rate is 43.5%. Most people in East St. Louis, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26 minutes. The average car ownership in East St. Louis, IL is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of East St. Louis, IL employs 8.15k people. The largest industries in East St. Louis, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,975 people), Retail Trade (950 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (795 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($43,882), Information ($43,571), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,895).

Median household income in East St. Louis, IL is $20,659. Males in East St. Louis, 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 East St. Louis, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$20,659

2017 value

± $1,767

3.57%

1 Year Growth

± 10.4%

Households in East St. Louis, IL have a median annual income of $20,659, 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 $19,946 in 2016, which represents a 3.57% 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.

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 East St. Louis, 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 5015.01

  2. Census Tract 5014

  3. Census Tract 5011

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in East St. Louis, IL was Census Tract 5015.01 with a value of $43,547, followed by Census Tract 5014 and Census Tract 5011, with respective values of $34,701 and $30,234.

The following map shows all of the places in East St. Louis, 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

43.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in East St. Louis, IL (11.5k out of 26.6k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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

    11,063 ± 800

  2. Two Or More

    172 ± 166

  3. White

    137 ± 134

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

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

8.15k

2017 Value

± 683

0.879%

1 Year growth

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in East St. Louis, IL grew at a rate of 0.879%, from 8.08k employees to 8.15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in East St. Louis, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,163 people), Sales & Related Occupations (870 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (866 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of East St. Louis, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of East St. Louis, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,163 people), Sales & Related Occupations (870 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (866 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, East St. Louis, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.84 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.63 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of East St. Louis, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,469), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,333), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($59,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.15k

2017 Value

± 683

0.879%

1 Year growth

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in East St. Louis, IL grew at a rate of 0.879%, from 8.08k employees to 8.15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in East St. Louis, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,975 people), Retail Trade (950 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (795 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of East St. Louis, IL, though some of these residents may live in East St. Louis, 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 East St. Louis, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,975 people), Retail Trade (950 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (795 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, East St. Louis, IL has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.23 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.75 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in East St. Louis, IL, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($43,882), Information ($43,571), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,895).

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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

83.4% of the population of East St. Louis, IL has health coverage, with 18.1% on employee plans, 45.8% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 6.94% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in East St. Louis, 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%).

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

16.6%

Uninsured

18.1%

Employer Coverage

45.8%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

6.94%

Non-Group

1.31%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in East St. Louis, IL declined by 10.5% from 18.6% to 16.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in East St. Louis, 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

East St. Louis, IL is home to a population of 26.7k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of East St. Louis, IL residents were born outside of the country (194 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of East St. Louis, IL is composed of 25.4k Black or African American Alone residents (95.3%), 468 White Alone residents (1.75%), 302 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.13%), 288 Two or More Races residents (1.08%), 100 Asian Alone residents (0.375%), 76 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.285%), 21 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0787%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in East St. Louis, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in East St. Louis, IL was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in East St. Louis, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all East St. Louis, IL residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    194 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of East St. Louis, IL residents (194 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in East St. Louis, IL was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of East St. Louis, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in East St. Louis, IL was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    25.4k ± 399

  2. White Alone

    468 ± 176

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    302 ± 177

In 2017, there were 54.3 times more Black or African American Alone residents (25.4k people) in East St. Louis, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 468 White Alone and 302 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 East St. Louis, 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 East St. Louis, 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 East St. Louis, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of East St. Louis, 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

    559 ± 161

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    202 ± 111

  3. Korea

    137 ± 83

East St. Louis, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in East St. Louis, IL was $55,000 in 2017, which is 0.253 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $53,500 to $55,000, a 2.8% increase. The homeownership rate in East St. Louis, IL is 43.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in East St. Louis, IL have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in East St. Louis, 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.

$20,659

Median Household Income

± $1,767

10.7k

Number of Households

± 689

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.7k households in East St. Louis, IL grew to $20,659 from the previous year's value of $19,946.

The following chart displays the households in East St. Louis, 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

$55,000

2017 Median

± $2,723

$53,500

2016 Median

± $3,729

In 2017, the median property value in East St. Louis, IL grew to to $55,000 from the previous year's value of $53,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in East St. Louis, 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 East St. Louis, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in East St. Louis, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In East St. Louis, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

43.5%

2017 Homeownership

43.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.5% of the housing units in East St. Louis, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in East St. Louis, 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 East St. Louis, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in East St. Louis, IL have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

26 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in East St. Louis, IL have a longer commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.84% of the workforce in East St. Louis, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    65.6%

  2. Public Transit

    18%

  3. Carpooled

    7.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in East St. Louis, IL was Drove Alone (65.6%), followed by those who Public Transit (18%) and those who Carpooled (7.9%).

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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