Elsah, IL

Census Place

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2022 Population
629
4.41% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
20.4
3.77% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
45.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$83,125
2.31% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$187,500
10.7% 1-year decline
2022 Employed Population
270
32% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Elsah, IL had a population of 629 people with a median age of 20.4 and a median household income of $83,125. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Elsah, IL declined from 658 to 629, a −4.41% decrease and its median household income grew from $81,250 to $83,125, a 2.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elsah, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.11%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.38%), and White (Hispanic) (1.75%).

None of the households in Elsah, 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.

86.8% of the residents in Elsah, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elsah, IL are Principia College (115 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Elsah, IL was $187,500, and the homeownership rate was 71.8%.

Most people in Elsah, IL walked to work, and the average commute time was 9.55 minutes. The average car ownership in Elsah, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Elsah, IL is home to a population of 629 people, from which 86.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 15.1% of Elsah, IL residents were born outside of the country (95 people).

In 2022, there were 5.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (441 people) in Elsah, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 86 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 51 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86.8%
2022 Citizenship
86.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 86.8% of Elsah, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Elsah, IL was 86.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elsah, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    441 ± 82
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    86 ± 76
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    51 ± 60
5.41%
Hispanic Population
34 people

In 2022, there were 5.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (441 people) in Elsah, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 86 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 51 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.41% of the people in Elsah, IL are hispanic (34 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
95 people
16.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
107 people

As of 2022, 15.1% of Elsah, IL residents (95 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elsah, IL was 16.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1 ± 17
  2. Vietnam
    1 ± 17
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    0 ± 17

Elsah, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Elsah, IL employs 270 people. The largest industries in Elsah, IL are Educational Services (130 people), Accommodation & Food Services (76 people), and Retail Trade (28 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($157,813), Retail Trade ($6,413), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($5,515).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

270
2022 Value
± 109
−32%
1 Year decline
± 73.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elsah, IL declined at a rate of −32%, from 397 employees to 270 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elsah, IL, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (65 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32 people), and Management Occupations (27 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elsah, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

270
2022 Value
± 109
−32%
1 Year decline
± 73.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elsah, IL declined at a rate of −32%, from 397 employees to 270 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elsah, IL, are Educational Services (130 people), Accommodation & Food Services (76 people), and Retail Trade (28 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elsah, IL, though some of these residents may live in Elsah, 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

$6,013
Median earning men ± $768
$2,813
Median earning women ± $1,858

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($6,691) and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($4,620).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Retail Trade ($67,500), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($2,499), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($2,499).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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%.

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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

In 2022, universities in Elsah, IL awarded 115 degrees. The student population of Elsah, IL in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 191 male students and 132 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elsah, IL are White (82 and 84.5%), followed by Asian (4 and 4.12%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 3.09%), and Two or More Races (3 and 3.09%).

The largest universities in Elsah, IL by number of degrees awarded are Principia College (115 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Elsah, IL are General Education (9 and 7.83%), Engineering Science (8 and 6.96%), and Environmental Biology (7 and 6.09%).

The median tuition cost in Elsah, IL for private four year colleges is $31,200.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Elsah, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 47.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 61%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 323 (59.1% men and 40.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 323 students enrolled in Elsah, IL, 59.1% men and 40.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 142 records, of which 47.2% were women and 52.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 9 degrees awarded
  2. 8 degrees awarded
  3. 7 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Elsah, IL was General Education with 9 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
115 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Principia College with 115 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 50 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elsah, IL, which is 0.769 times less than the 65 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 82 degrees mean that there were 20.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($31,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($930) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elsah, IL was $187,500 in 2022, which is 0.665 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $210,000 to $187,500, a 10.7% decrease. The homeownership rate in Elsah, IL is 71.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Elsah, IL have an average commute time of 9.55 minutes, and they walked to work. Car ownership in Elsah, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$187,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$41,865
$28
Median Property Taxes
±$34

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Rent vs Own

71.8%
Homeownership
2022
52.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.8% of the housing units in Elsah, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 103
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$83,125
Median Household Income
± $20,929
39
Number of Households
± 35

In 2022, the median household income of the 39 households in Elsah, IL grew to $83,125 from the previous year's value of $81,250.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elsah, 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. Walked (57.5%)
  2. Drove Alone (24.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (14.2%)

In 2022, 57.5% of workers in Elsah, IL walked to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (24.5%) and those who worked at home (14.2%).

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Commute Time

9.55 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elsah, IL have a shorter commute time (9.55 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Elsah, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elsah, IL (8 out of 74 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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

96.3% of the population of Elsah, IL has health coverage, with 51.4% on employee plans, 3.97% on Medicaid, 3.97% on Medicare, 37% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jersey County, IL see 2419 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.33% decrease from the previous year (2427 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2162 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1441 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,419 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jersey County, IL

Primary care physicians in Jersey County, IL see an average of 2,419 patients per year. This represents a 0.33% decrease from the previous year (2,427 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 69.2% between 18 and 34 years, 5.25% between 35 and 64 years, and 4.77% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.8% were men and 56.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.66%
Uninsured
51.4%
Employer Coverage
3.97%
Medicaid
3.97%
Medicare
37%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elsah, IL declined by 63.5% from 10% to 3.66%.

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