Hardin County, IL

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Population

4,161

0.288% decline

Median Age

46.8


Median Household Income

$39,524

1.01% decline

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

1,303

10.5% decline

Median Property Value

$63,200

6.37% decline

About

In 2017, Hardin County, IL had a population of 4.16k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $39,524. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hardin County, IL declined from 4,173 to 4,161, a -0.288% decrease and its median household income declined from $39,926 to $39,524, a -1.01% decrease.

The population of Hardin County, IL is 93.1% White Alone, 3.77% Black or African American Alone, and 1.78% Hispanic or Latino. 1.73% of the people in Hardin County, IL speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hardin County, IL is $63,200, and the homeownership rate is 80.2%. Most people in Hardin County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Hardin County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hardin County, IL employs 1.3k people. The largest industries in Hardin County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (412 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (175 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (160 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($65,278), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,750), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,667).

Median household income in Hardin County, IL is $39,524. Males in Hardin 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 Hardin County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,524

2017 value

± $6,819

-1.01%

1 Year Growth

± 21.2%

Households in Hardin County, IL have a median annual income of $39,524, 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 $39,926 in 2016, which represents a -1.01% 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 Hardin 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 Hardin 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 Hardin 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 Hardin County, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hardin 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 9710

  2. Census Tract 9709

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hardin County, IL was Census Tract 9710 with a value of $43,036, followed by Census Tract 9709 and N/A, with respective values of $31,111 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hardin County, IL (676 out of 4.08k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    623 ± 115

  2. Hispanic

    55 ± 60

  3. Two Or More

    28 ± 57

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

1.3k

2017 Value

± 169

-105%

1 Year decline

± 20%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardin County, IL declined at a rate of -105%, from 1.46k employees to 1.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hardin County, IL, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (164 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (158 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (104 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hardin County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hardin County, IL, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (164 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (158 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (104 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardin County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.63 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.53 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.27 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hardin County, IL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($87,875), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,750), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.3k

2017 Value

± 169

-105%

1 Year decline

± 20%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardin County, IL declined at a rate of -105%, from 1.46k employees to 1.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hardin County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (412 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (175 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (160 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hardin County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Hardin 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 Hardin County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (412 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (175 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (160 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardin County, IL has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (24.9 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2.88 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.79 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hardin County, IL, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($65,278), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,750), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,667).

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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

90.4% of the population of Hardin County, IL has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 26.6% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 8.19% on non-group plans, and 2.28% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, IL see 1378 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1376 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4024 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4024 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

1,378 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, IL see an average of 1,378 patients per year. This represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1,376 patients).

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

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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

9.61%

Uninsured

36.6%

Employer Coverage

26.6%

Medicaid

16.8%

Medicare

8.19%

Non-Group

2.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hardin County, IL declined by 4.69% from 10.1% to 9.61%.

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

Hardin County, IL is home to a population of 4.16k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.24% of Hardin County, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Hardin County, IL is composed of 3.88k White Alone residents (93.1%), 157 Black or African American Alone residents (3.77%), 74 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.78%), 44 Two or More Races residents (1.06%), 8 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.192%), 3 Asian Alone residents (0.0721%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hardin County, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (45 speakers), Other Indic Languages (19 speakers), and Korean (4 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.7

63

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hardin County, IL was 46.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 63. But people in Hardin County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hardin County, IL residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.719%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.24% of Hardin 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 Hardin County, IL was 0.719%, 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 Hardin County, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Hardin County, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Hardin County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hardin County, IL was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.88k ± 126

  2. Black or African American Alone

    157 ± 126

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    74 ± 51.3

In 2017, there were 24.7 times more White Alone residents (3.88k people) in Hardin County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 157 Black or African American Alone and 74 Hispanic or Latino 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

    45 speakers (1.11%)

  2. Other Indic Languages

    19 speakers (0.47%)

  3. Korean

    4 speakers (0.099%)

1.73% of Hardin 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 Hardin County, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.11% of the overall population of Hardin County, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.47% speak Other Indic Languages and 0.099% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    173 ± 50

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    44 ± 24

  3. Korea

    31 ± 20

Hardin County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hardin County, IL was $63,200 in 2017, which is 0.29 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $67,500 to $63,200, a 6.37% decrease. The homeownership rate in Hardin County, IL is 80.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hardin County, IL have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hardin 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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$39,524

Median Household Income

± $6,819

1.45k

Number of Households

± 152

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.45k households in Hardin County, IL declined from $39,524 from the previous year's value of $39,926.

The following chart displays the households in Hardin 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$63,200

2017 Median

± $6,535

$67,500

2016 Median

± $6,560

In 2017, the median property value in Hardin County, IL declined from to $63,200 from the previous year's value of $67,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hardin 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 Hardin County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.2%

2017 Homeownership

81.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.2% of the housing units in Hardin County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.7%.

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

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Commute Time

27 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hardin County, IL have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.96% of the workforce in Hardin County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.2%

  2. Carpooled

    6.51%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.83%

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

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