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Edgar County, IL&

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0.91% decline
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1.64% growth
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0.15% decline
Median Property Value
3.39% growth


The economy of Edgar County, IL employs 7,795 people. The economy of Edgar County, IL is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 5.4; 2.18; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Edgar County, IL are Manufacturing (1,755), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,140), and Educational Services (741), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($79,297), Utilities ($50,156), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,600).

Median household income in Edgar County, IL is $46,440. Males in Edgar County, IL have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,794. The income inequality of Edgar County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.422 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 Edgar County, IL. In Edgar 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 28 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,338. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Edgar County, IL is home to a population of 17,828 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Edgar County, IL is composed of 17,331 White residents (97.2%), 198 Hispanic residents (1.11%), 141 Two+ residents (0.79%), 76 Black residents (0.43%), and 62 Asian residents (0.35%). The most common foreign languages in Edgar County, IL are Spanish (57 speakers), Chinese (33 speakers), and Polish (31 speakers), but compared to other places, Edgar County, IL has a relative high number of Scandinavian (8 speakers), Polish (31 speakers), and Japanese (23 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Illinois awarded 220,500 degrees. The student population of Illinois is skewed towards females, with 94,887 male students and 125,613 female students. Most students in Illinois are White (126,431 and 57.3%), followed by Black or African American (27,242 and 12.4%), Hispanic or Latino (24,583 and 11.1%), and Asian (12,402 and 5.62%). The largest universities in Illinois by number of graduates are University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (13,053 and 5.92%), Northwestern University (9,543 and 4.33%), and University of Illinois at Chicago (7,070 and 3.21%). The most popular majors in Illinois are Registered Nursing (8,936 and 4.05%), General Psychology (4,336 and 1.97%), and General Business Administration & Management (4,119 and 1.87%). The median tuition costs in Illinois are $31,740 for private four year colleges, and $9,314 and $18,931 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 Edgar County, IL is $79,300, which is 0.39 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $76,700 to $79,300, a 3.39% increase. The homeownership rate of Edgar County, IL is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Edgar County, IL have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Edgar County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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