Elmwood Park, IL

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Population

24,831

0.0563% decline

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$55,772

3.38% growth

Poverty Rate

9.18%


Number of Employees

12,260

0.451% growth

Median Property Value

$235,600

5.75% growth

About

In 2017, Elmwood Park, IL had a population of 24.8k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $55,772. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elmwood Park, IL declined from 24,845 to 24,831, a -0.0563% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,947 to $55,772, a 3.38% increase.

The population of Elmwood Park, IL is 62.3% White Alone, 30.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.82% Asian Alone. 46.5% of the people in Elmwood Park, IL speak a non-English language, and 90.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elmwood Park, IL are Curve Metric School of Hair Design (28 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Elmwood Park, IL is $235,600, and the homeownership rate is 66.6%. Most people in Elmwood Park, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Elmwood Park, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Elmwood Park, IL employs 12.3k people. The largest industries in Elmwood Park, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,685 people), Retail Trade (1,334 people), and Manufacturing (1,150 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($65,278), Public Administration ($64,583), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,174).

Median household income in Elmwood Park, IL is $55,772. Males in Elmwood Park, 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 Elmwood Park, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,772

2017 value

± $4,734

3.38%

1 Year Growth

± 12.2%

Households in Elmwood Park, IL have a median annual income of $55,772, 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 $53,947 in 2016, which represents a 3.38% 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 Elmwood Park, IL 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 Elmwood Park, IL 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 Elmwood Park, 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 8110

  2. Census Tract 8108

  3. Census Tract 8107.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elmwood Park, IL was Census Tract 8110 with a value of $81,162, followed by Census Tract 8108 and Census Tract 8107.02, with respective values of $67,346 and $48,918.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elmwood Park, IL (2.26k out of 24.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    2,047 ± 398

  2. Hispanic

    765 ± 205

  3. Asian

    102 ± 118

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

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

12.3k

2017 Value

± 782

0.451%

1 Year growth

± 8.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elmwood Park, IL grew at a rate of 0.451%, from 12.2k employees to 12.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elmwood Park, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,884 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,315 people), and Management Occupations (1,134 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elmwood Park, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elmwood Park, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,884 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,315 people), and Management Occupations (1,134 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elmwood Park, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.96 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.41 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elmwood Park, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,923), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($75,324), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.3k

2017 Value

± 782

0.451%

1 Year growth

± 8.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elmwood Park, IL grew at a rate of 0.451%, from 12.2k employees to 12.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elmwood Park, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,685 people), Retail Trade (1,334 people), and Manufacturing (1,150 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elmwood Park, IL, though some of these residents may live in Elmwood Park, 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 Elmwood Park, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,685 people), Retail Trade (1,334 people), and Manufacturing (1,150 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elmwood Park, IL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.94 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.79 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elmwood Park, IL, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($65,278), Public Administration ($64,583), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,174).

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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 with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $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

89.3% of the population of Elmwood Park, IL has health coverage, with 52.1% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 9.47% on non-group plans, and 0.848% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Elmwood Park, 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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1240 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 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

10.7%

Uninsured

52.1%

Employer Coverage

12.8%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

9.47%

Non-Group

0.848%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elmwood Park, IL declined by 26.6% from 14.5% to 10.7%.

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

Elmwood Park, IL is home to a population of 24.8k people, from which 90.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 27.2% of Elmwood Park, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Elmwood Park, IL is composed of 15.5k White Alone residents (62.3%), 7.61k Hispanic or Latino residents (30.6%), 949 Asian Alone residents (3.82%), 673 Black or African American Alone residents (2.71%), 123 Two or More Races residents (0.495%), 8 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0322%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Elmwood Park, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,544 speakers), Polish (3,087 speakers), and Italian (952 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.8

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elmwood Park, IL was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Elmwood Park, IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Elmwood Park, IL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

27.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

27%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 27.2% of Elmwood Park, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elmwood Park, IL was 27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Elmwood Park, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Elmwood Park, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

90.3%

2017 Citizenship

89.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.3% of Elmwood Park, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elmwood Park, IL was 89.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.5k ± 913

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.61k ± 999

  3. Asian Alone

    949 ± 391

In 2017, there were 2.03 times more White Alone residents (15.5k people) in Elmwood Park, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.61k Hispanic or Latino and 949 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Elmwood Park, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,544 speakers (19.2%)

  2. Polish

    3,087 speakers (13%)

  3. Italian

    952 speakers (4.02%)

46.5% of Elmwood Park, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Elmwood Park, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 19.2% of the overall population of Elmwood Park, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 13% speak Polish and 4.02% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    467 ± 157

  2. Korea

    138 ± 65

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    91 ± 72

Elmwood Park, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Elmwood Park, IL awarded 28 degrees. The student population of Elmwood Park, IL is skewed towards women, with 5 male students and 51 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elmwood Park, IL are Hispanic or Latino (18 and 64.3%), followed by White (7 and 25%), Unknown (2 and 7.14%), and Asian (1 and 3.57%).

The largest universities in Elmwood Park, IL by number of degrees awarded are Curve Metric School of Hair Design (28 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Elmwood Park, IL are General Cosmetology (28 and 100%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

The median tuition costs in Elmwood Park, IL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 28 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Elmwood Park, IL was General Cosmetology with 28 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Elmwood Park, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

28 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Elmwood Park, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Curve Metric School of Hair Design with 28 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4

Degrees Awarded to Men

24

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elmwood Park, IL, which is 0.167 times less than the 24 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    18 degrees awarded

  2. White

    7 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Elmwood Park, IL were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 18 degrees mean that there were 2.57 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 7 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elmwood Park, IL was $235,600 in 2017, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $222,800 to $235,600, a 5.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Elmwood Park, IL is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elmwood Park, IL have an average commute time of 33.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elmwood Park, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$55,772

Median Household Income

± $4,734

9.25k

Number of Households

± 634

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.25k households in Elmwood Park, IL grew to $55,772 from the previous year's value of $53,947.

The following chart displays the households in Elmwood Park, 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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Housing

Property Value

$235,600

2017 Median

± $8,252

$222,800

2016 Median

± $8,047

In 2017, the median property value in Elmwood Park, IL grew to to $235,600 from the previous year's value of $222,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elmwood Park, 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 Elmwood Park, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.6%

2017 Homeownership

65.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.6% of the housing units in Elmwood Park, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

33.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elmwood Park, IL have a longer commute time (33.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.26% of the workforce in Elmwood Park, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.9%

  2. Public Transit

    9.22%

  3. Carpooled

    6.39%

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

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