Effingham, IL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
34,594
0.0521% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.3
0.255% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
2.67% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$73,181
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$166,500
5.38% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Effingham, IL had a population of 34.6k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $73,181. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Effingham, IL grew from 34,576 to 34,594, a 0.0521% increase and its median household income grew from $65,590 to $73,181, a 11.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Effingham, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.2%), White (Hispanic) (1.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.668%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.549%).

None of the households in Effingham, 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.

98.8% of the residents in Effingham, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Effingham, IL was $166,500, and the homeownership rate was 77.8%.

Most people in Effingham, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Effingham, IL was 2 cars per household.

Effingham, IL borders Charleston-Mattoon, IL.

Population & Diversity

Effingham, IL is home to a population of 34.6k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.28% of Effingham, IL residents were born outside of the country (790 people).

In 2022, there were 67.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.9k people) in Effingham, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 486 White (Hispanic) and 445 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Effingham, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Effingham, IL was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Effingham, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.9k ± 81
  2. White (Hispanic)
    486 ± 164
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    445 ± 161
2.23%
Hispanic Population
772 people

In 2022, there were 67.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.9k people) in Effingham, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 486 White (Hispanic) and 445 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.23% of the people in Effingham, IL are hispanic (772 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.28%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
790 people
2.19%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
756 people

As of 2022, 2.28% of Effingham, IL residents (790 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 Effingham, IL was 2.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    675 ± 133
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    539 ± 136
  3. Korea
    227 ± 98

Effingham, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Effingham, IL employs 17.6k people. The largest industries in Effingham, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,742 people), Manufacturing (2,670 people), and Retail Trade (2,377 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,833), Public Administration ($70,813), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,792).

Occupations

17.6k
2022 Value
± 809
−0.266%
1 Year decline
± 6.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Effingham, IL declined at a rate of −0.266%, from 17.6k employees to 17.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Effingham, IL, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,017 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,923 people), and Management Occupations (1,850 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Effingham, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.6k
2022 Value
± 809
−0.266%
1 Year decline
± 6.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Effingham, IL declined at a rate of −0.266%, from 17.6k employees to 17.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Effingham, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,742 people), Manufacturing (2,670 people), and Retail Trade (2,377 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Effingham, IL, though some of these residents may live in Effingham, 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

$51,096
Median earning men ± $2,066
$35,424
Median earning women ± $1,990

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,338), Information ($76,023), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,368).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($51,071), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,179), and Public Administration ($49,719).

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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. 410
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 287
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 261
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

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 Effingham, IL was $166,500 in 2022, which is 0.591 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $158,000 to $166,500, a 5.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Effingham, IL is 77.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Effingham, IL have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Effingham, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Effingham, IL is $73,181. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Effingham, IL was DuPage County, IL with a value of $107,035, followed by Kendall County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $106,358 and $104,553.

Property

$166,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,787
$10,969
Median Property Taxes
±$545

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 Effingham, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Effingham, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

77.8%
Homeownership
2022
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.8% of the housing units in Effingham, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Effingham, IL was DuPage County, IL with a value of $107,035, followed by Kendall County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $106,358 and $104,553.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$73,181
Median Household Income
± $3,811
14.1k
Number of Households
± 722

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.1k households in Effingham, IL grew to $73,181 from the previous year's value of $65,590.

The following chart displays the households in Effingham, 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 Effingham, 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 (79.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.4%)
  3. Carpooled (5.86%)

In 2022, 79.8% of workers in Effingham, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.4%) and those who carpooled to work (5.86%).

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

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Effingham, IL have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Effingham, 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 Effingham, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Effingham, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Effingham, IL (3.68k out of 34.1k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Effingham, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

94.7% of the population of Effingham, IL has health coverage, with 49.6% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Illinois see 1231 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (1241 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1221 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 372 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,231 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Illinois

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,231 patients per year. This represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (1,241 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 19.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.25%
Uninsured
49.6%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Effingham, IL grew by 2.76% from 5.11% to 5.25%.

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

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