Fulton County, IL

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Population

35,733

0.871% decline

Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$48,599

5.23% growth

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Number of Employees

15,027

1.78% decline

Median Property Value

$84,800

3.29% growth

About

In 2017, Fulton County, IL had a population of 35.7k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $48,599. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fulton County, IL declined from 36,047 to 35,733, a -0.871% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,183 to $48,599, a 5.23% increase.

The population of Fulton County, IL is 92% White Alone, 3.78% Black or African American Alone, and 2.88% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Fulton County, IL speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fulton County, IL are Spoon River College (436 degrees awarded in 2016), Graham Hospital School of Nursing (25 degrees), and Innovations Design Academy (17 degrees).

The median property value in Fulton County, IL is $84,800, and the homeownership rate is 77.5%. Most people in Fulton County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Fulton County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fulton County, IL employs 15k people. The largest industries in Fulton County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,904 people), Manufacturing (2,065 people), and Retail Trade (1,678 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,083), Construction ($48,295), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,139).

Median household income in Fulton County, IL is $48,599. Males in Fulton County, 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 Fulton County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,599

2017 value

± $1,862

5.23%

1 Year Growth

± 5.33%

Households in Fulton County, IL have a median annual income of $48,599, 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 $46,183 in 2016, which represents a 5.23% 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 Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time 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 Illinois 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 Fulton County, 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 9529

  2. Census Tract 9537

  3. Census Tract 9528

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fulton County, IL was Census Tract 9529 with a value of $62,969, followed by Census Tract 9537 and Census Tract 9528, with respective values of $54,634 and $53,244.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fulton County, IL (5.15k out of 33.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    5,001 ± 403

  2. Hispanic

    186 ± 139

  3. Two Or More

    75 ± 117

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fulton County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

15k

2017 Value

± 663

-1.78%

1 Year decline

± 6.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fulton County, IL declined at a rate of -1.78%, from 15.3k employees to 15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fulton County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,874 people), Production Occupations (1,350 people), and Management Occupations (1,227 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fulton County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fulton County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,874 people), Production Occupations (1,350 people), and Management Occupations (1,227 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fulton County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.69 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fulton County, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,979), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($59,773), and Protective Service Occupations ($57,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15k

2017 Value

± 663

-1.78%

1 Year decline

± 6.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fulton County, IL declined at a rate of -1.78%, from 15.3k employees to 15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fulton County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,904 people), Manufacturing (2,065 people), and Retail Trade (1,678 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fulton County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Fulton County, 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 Fulton County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,904 people), Manufacturing (2,065 people), and Retail Trade (1,678 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fulton County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.76 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.76 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fulton County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,083), Construction ($48,295), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,139).

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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 ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($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

92.4% of the population of Fulton County, IL has health coverage, with 45.8% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, IL see 3245 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.13% increase from the previous year (3001 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5077 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2538 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

3,245 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, IL see an average of 3,245 patients per year. This represents a 8.13% increase from the previous year (3,001 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fulton County, IL in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

7.57%

Uninsured

45.8%

Employer Coverage

17.4%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

1.38%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fulton County, IL declined by 5.08% from 7.97% to 7.57%.

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

Fulton County, IL is home to a population of 35.7k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.05% of Fulton County, IL residents were born outside of the country (734 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fulton County, IL is composed of 32.9k White Alone residents (92%), 1.35k Black or African American Alone residents (3.78%), 1.03k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.88%), 343 Two or More Races residents (0.96%), 85 Asian Alone residents (0.238%), 52 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.146%), 15 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.042%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fulton County, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fulton County, IL was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Fulton County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fulton County, IL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

734 people

2.12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

765 people

As of 2017, 2.05% of Fulton County, IL residents (734 people) 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 Fulton County, IL was 2.12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Fulton County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fulton County, IL was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    32.9k ± 23

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.35k ± 73

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.03k ± 144

In 2017, there were 24.4 times more White Alone residents (32.9k people) in Fulton County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.35k Black or African American Alone and 1.03k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Fulton County, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Fulton County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Fulton County, IL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    975 ± 108

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    381 ± 106

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    304 ± 104

Fulton County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fulton County, IL awarded 478 degrees. The student population of Fulton County, IL is skewed towards women, with 629 male students and 1,004 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fulton County, IL are White (447 and 93.5%), followed by Black or African American (20 and 4.18%), Hispanic or Latino (5 and 1.05%), and Asian (4 and 0.837%).

The largest universities in Fulton County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Spoon River College (436 and 91.2%), Graham Hospital School of Nursing (25 and 5.23%), and Innovations Design Academy (17 and 3.56%).

The most popular majors in Fulton County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (149 and 31.2%), Welding Technology (51 and 10.7%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (44 and 9.21%).

The median tuition costs in Fulton County, 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. 11 degrees awarded

  2. 149 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fulton County, IL was Registered Nursing with 11 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Fulton County, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 436 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Fulton County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Spoon River College with 436 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

206

Degrees Awarded to Men

272

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 206 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fulton County, IL, which is 0.757 times less than the 272 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Fulton County, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    447 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fulton County, IL were to White students. These 447 degrees mean that there were 22.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fulton County, IL was $84,800 in 2017, which is 0.39 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,100 to $84,800, a 3.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Fulton County, IL is 77.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fulton County, IL have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fulton County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,599

Median Household Income

± $1,862

14.1k

Number of Households

± 593

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.1k households in Fulton County, IL grew to $48,599 from the previous year's value of $46,183.

The following chart displays the households in Fulton County, 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

$84,800

2017 Median

± $1,867

$82,100

2016 Median

± $2,060

In 2017, the median property value in Fulton County, IL grew to to $84,800 from the previous year's value of $82,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fulton County, 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 Fulton County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fulton County, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fulton County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.5%

2017 Homeownership

76.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.5% of the housing units in Fulton County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fulton County, IL have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% of the workforce in Fulton County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.81%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.65%

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

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