Elwood, IL

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Population

2,286

6.62% growth

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$72,708

12.1% growth

Poverty Rate

6.56%


Number of Employees

1,124

19.2% growth

Median Property Value

$156,800

0.191% decline

About

In 2017, Elwood, IL had a population of 2.29k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $72,708. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elwood, IL grew from 2,144 to 2,286, a 6.62% increase and its median household income grew from $64,881 to $72,708, a 12.1% increase.

The population of Elwood, IL is 89.1% White Alone, 6.87% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.93% Two or More Races. 1.24% of the people in Elwood, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Elwood, IL is $156,800, and the homeownership rate is 84.9%. Most people in Elwood, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 34.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Elwood, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Elwood, IL employs 1.12k people. The largest industries in Elwood, IL are Manufacturing (174 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (135 people), and Construction (135 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($103,125), Finance & Insurance ($64,643), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,318).

Median household income in Elwood, IL is $72,708. Males in Elwood, 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 Elwood, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,708

2017 value

± $12,585

12.1%

1 Year Growth

± 19.2%

Households in Elwood, IL have a median annual income of $72,708, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,881 in 2016, which represents a 12.1% 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 Elwood, 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 Elwood, 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Elwood, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elwood, 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. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elwood, IL was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.56% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elwood, IL (150 out of 2.29k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    85 ± 64

  2. Two Or More

    45 ± 71

  3. Black

    20 ± 63

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elwood, IL is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.12k

2017 Value

± 166

19.2%

1 Year growth

± 17.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elwood, IL grew at a rate of 19.2%, from 943 employees to 1.12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elwood, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (169 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (111 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (105 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elwood, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elwood, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (169 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (111 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (105 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elwood, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.14 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.33 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elwood, IL, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($96,500), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($89,167), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($88,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.12k

2017 Value

± 166

19.2%

1 Year growth

± 17.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elwood, IL grew at a rate of 19.2%, from 943 employees to 1.12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elwood, IL, are Manufacturing (174 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (135 people), and Construction (135 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elwood, IL, though some of these residents may live in Elwood, 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 Elwood, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (174 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (135 people), and Construction (135 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elwood, IL has an unusually high number of Construction (1.92 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.69 times), and Manufacturing (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elwood, IL, by median earnings, are Information ($103,125), Finance & Insurance ($64,643), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,318).

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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

97.6% of the population of Elwood, IL has health coverage, with 65.3% on employee plans, 8.79% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 7.35% on non-group plans, and 1.27% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Elwood, 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%).

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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

2.36%

Uninsured

65.3%

Employer Coverage

8.79%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

7.35%

Non-Group

1.27%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elwood, IL declined by 62.2% from 6.25% to 2.36%.

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

Elwood, IL is home to a population of 2.29k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.44% of Elwood, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Elwood, IL is composed of 2.04k White Alone residents (89.1%), 157 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.87%), 67 Two or More Races residents (2.93%), 20 Black or African American Alone residents (0.875%), 5 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.219%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Elwood, IL are Polish (8 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (8 speakers), and Italian (4 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.9

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elwood, IL was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Elwood, IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Elwood, IL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.44%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.45%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.44% of Elwood, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elwood, IL was 1.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Elwood, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elwood, IL was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.04k ± 259

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    157 ± 123

  3. Two or More Races

    67 ± 72.8

In 2017, there were 13 times more White Alone residents (2.04k people) in Elwood, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 157 Hispanic or Latino and 67 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Polish

    8 speakers (0.412%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    8 speakers (0.412%)

  3. Italian

    4 speakers (0.206%)

1.24% of Elwood, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Elwood, IL was Polish. 0.412% of the overall population of Elwood, IL are native Polish speakers. 0.412% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.206% speak Polish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    72 ± 36

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    18 ± 22

  3. Korea

    12 ± 16

Elwood, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elwood, IL was $156,800 in 2017, which is 0.721 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $157,100 to $156,800, a 0.191% decrease. The homeownership rate in Elwood, IL is 84.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elwood, IL have an average commute time of 34.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elwood, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$72,708

Median Household Income

± $12,585

897

Number of Households

± 132

In 2017, the median household income of the 897 households in Elwood, IL grew to $72,708 from the previous year's value of $64,881.

The following chart displays the households in Elwood, 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$156,800

2017 Median

± $6,359

$157,100

2016 Median

± $5,654

In 2017, the median property value in Elwood, IL declined from to $156,800 from the previous year's value of $157,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elwood, 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 Elwood, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

84.9%

2017 Homeownership

82.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 84.9% of the housing units in Elwood, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Elwood, 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 Elwood, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elwood, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

34.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elwood, IL have a longer commute time (34.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.6% of the workforce in Elwood, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    92.4%

  2. Carpooled

    3.87%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Elwood, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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