Hancock County, IL

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Population

18,264

1.98% decline

Median Age

46


Median Household Income

$51,460

2.76% growth

Poverty Rate

11.2%


Number of Employees

8,292

2.1% decline

Median Property Value

$85,100

0.472% growth

About

In 2017, Hancock County, IL had a population of 18.3k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $51,460. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hancock County, IL declined from 18,633 to 18,264, a -1.98% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,077 to $51,460, a 2.76% increase.

The population of Hancock County, IL is 96.3% White Alone, 1.43% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.12% Two or More Races. 2.44% of the people in Hancock County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hancock County, IL is $85,100, and the homeownership rate is 80.7%. Most people in Hancock County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Hancock County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hancock County, IL employs 8.29k people. The largest industries in Hancock County, IL are Manufacturing (1,270 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,187 people), and Retail Trade (926 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,471), Information ($47,643), and Manufacturing ($45,339).

Median household income in Hancock County, IL is $51,460. Males in Hancock 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 Hancock County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,460

2017 value

± $1,581

2.76%

1 Year Growth

± 4.47%

Households in Hancock County, IL have a median annual income of $51,460, 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 $50,077 in 2016, which represents a 2.76% 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 Hancock County, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Hancock County, IL 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 Hancock County, 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 Hancock County, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hancock 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 9542

  2. Census Tract 9543

  3. Census Tract 9540

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hancock County, IL was Census Tract 9542 with a value of $50,607, followed by Census Tract 9543 and Census Tract 9540, with respective values of $50,060 and $48,167.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hancock 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

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hancock County, IL (2.03k out of 18k 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 Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 75+ 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

    1,897 ± 204

  2. Hispanic

    161 ± 99

  3. Two Or More

    96 ± 74

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hancock 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

8.29k

2017 Value

± 429

-2.1%

1 Year decline

± 7.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hancock County, IL declined at a rate of -2.1%, from 8.47k employees to 8.29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hancock County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,198 people), Management Occupations (866 people), and Production Occupations (739 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hancock County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hancock County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,198 people), Management Occupations (866 people), and Production Occupations (739 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hancock County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.95 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.88 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hancock County, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,000), Legal Occupations ($65,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,107).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.29k

2017 Value

± 429

-2.1%

1 Year decline

± 7.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hancock County, IL declined at a rate of -2.1%, from 8.47k employees to 8.29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hancock County, IL, are Manufacturing (1,270 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,187 people), and Retail Trade (926 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hancock County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Hancock 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 Hancock County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,270 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,187 people), and Retail Trade (926 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hancock County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.41 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.84 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hancock County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($76,471), Information ($47,643), and Manufacturing ($45,339).

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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

95.3% of the population of Hancock County, IL has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hancock County, IL see 2649 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.113% decrease from the previous year (2652 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3085 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1028 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

2,649 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hancock County, IL see an average of 2,649 patients per year. This represents a 0.113% decrease from the previous year (2,652 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hancock 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

4.73%

Uninsured

45.5%

Employer Coverage

17.2%

Medicaid

17.8%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hancock County, IL declined by 23.1% from 6.14% to 4.73%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hancock 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

Hancock County, IL is home to a population of 18.3k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.05% of Hancock County, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Hancock County, IL is composed of 17.6k White Alone residents (96.3%), 262 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.43%), 205 Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 121 Black or African American Alone residents (0.663%), 80 Asian Alone residents (0.438%), 2 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.011%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hancock County, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (200 speakers), German (34 speakers), and Polish (29 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hancock County, IL was 46. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Hancock County, IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Hancock County, IL residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.06%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.05% of Hancock County, 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 Hancock County, IL was 1.06%, 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 Hancock County, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Hancock County, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Hancock County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hancock County, IL was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.6k ± 20

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    262 ± 58.8

  3. Two or More Races

    205 ± 62.4

In 2017, there were 67.2 times more White Alone residents (17.6k people) in Hancock County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 262 Hispanic or Latino and 205 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    200 speakers (1.13%)

  2. German

    34 speakers (0.192%)

  3. Polish

    29 speakers (0.164%)

2.44% of Hancock County, 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 Hancock County, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.13% of the overall population of Hancock County, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.192% speak German and 0.164% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    587 ± 76

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    213 ± 87

  3. Korea

    131 ± 38

Hancock County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hancock County, IL was $85,100 in 2017, which is 0.391 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,700 to $85,100, a 0.472% increase. The homeownership rate in Hancock County, IL is 80.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hancock County, IL have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hancock 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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$51,460

Median Household Income

± $1,581

7.52k

Number of Households

± 369

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.52k households in Hancock County, IL grew to $51,460 from the previous year's value of $50,077.

The following chart displays the households in Hancock 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

$85,100

2017 Median

± $3,179

$84,700

2016 Median

± $3,212

In 2017, the median property value in Hancock County, IL grew to to $85,100 from the previous year's value of $84,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hancock 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 Hancock 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 Hancock County, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hancock County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.7%

2017 Homeownership

79.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.7% of the housing units in Hancock County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.1%.

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

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hancock County, IL have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% of the workforce in Hancock County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.23%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.35%

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

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