Jersey County, IL

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Population

22,215

1.01% decline

Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$56,320

6.79% growth

Poverty Rate

9.45%


Number of Employees

10,387

1.99% growth

Median Property Value

$135,400

4.23% growth

About

In 2017, Jersey County, IL had a population of 22.2k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $56,320. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jersey County, IL declined from 22,441 to 22,215, a -1.01% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,738 to $56,320, a 6.79% increase.

The population of Jersey County, IL is 96.1% White Alone, 1.54% Two or More Races, and 1.29% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Jersey County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jersey County, IL are Principia College (117 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Jersey County, IL is $135,400, and the homeownership rate is 81.3%. Most people in Jersey County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jersey County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jersey County, IL employs 10.4k people. The largest industries in Jersey County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,810 people), Manufacturing (1,330 people), and Retail Trade (1,198 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,516), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,833), and Manufacturing ($53,884).

Median household income in Jersey County, IL is $56,320. Males in Jersey 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 Jersey County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,320

2017 value

± $2,678

6.79%

1 Year Growth

± 6.66%

Households in Jersey County, IL have a median annual income of $56,320, 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 $52,738 in 2016, which represents a 6.79% 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.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jersey 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 102

  2. Census Tract 103

  3. Census Tract 104.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jersey County, IL was Census Tract 102 with a value of $64,792, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 104.01, with respective values of $54,885 and $53,553.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.45% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jersey County, IL (2.01k out of 21.3k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 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

    1,945 ± 268

  2. Hispanic

    65 ± 111

  3. Two Or More

    43 ± 112

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

10.4k

2017 Value

± 667

1.99%

1 Year growth

± 8.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jersey County, IL grew at a rate of 1.99%, from 10.2k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jersey County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,442 people), Management Occupations (1,225 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (942 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jersey County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jersey County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,442 people), Management Occupations (1,225 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (942 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jersey County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.64 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.44 times), and Production Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jersey County, IL, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($80,102), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,054), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,268).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.4k

2017 Value

± 667

1.99%

1 Year growth

± 8.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jersey County, IL grew at a rate of 1.99%, from 10.2k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jersey County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,810 people), Manufacturing (1,330 people), and Retail Trade (1,198 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jersey County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Jersey 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 Jersey County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,810 people), Manufacturing (1,330 people), and Retail Trade (1,198 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jersey County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.87 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.33 times), and Manufacturing (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jersey County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,516), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,833), and Manufacturing ($53,884).

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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

93.9% of the population of Jersey County, IL has health coverage, with 58.7% on employee plans, 9.35% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jersey County, IL see 2796 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.3% decrease from the previous year (3224 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2202 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1468 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

2,796 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jersey County, IL see an average of 2,796 patients per year. This represents a 13.3% decrease from the previous year (3,224 patients).

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

6.08%

Uninsured

58.7%

Employer Coverage

9.35%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jersey County, IL declined by 23.1% from 7.9% to 6.08%.

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

Jersey County, IL is home to a population of 22.2k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.56% of Jersey County, IL residents were born outside of the country (346 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jersey County, IL is composed of 21.3k White Alone residents (96.1%), 343 Two or More Races residents (1.54%), 286 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.29%), 103 Black or African American Alone residents (0.464%), 88 Asian Alone residents (0.396%), 28 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.126%), 22 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.099%), and 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.018%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 28.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jersey 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 30. But people in Jersey County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jersey County, IL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

346 people

1.27%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

284 people

As of 2017, 1.56% of Jersey County, IL residents (346 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 Jersey County, IL was 1.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Jersey County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jersey County, IL was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.3k ± 20

  2. Two or More Races

    343 ± 103

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    286 ± 123

In 2017, there were 62.2 times more White Alone residents (21.3k people) in Jersey County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 343 Two or More Races and 286 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 Jersey 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 Jersey 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 Jersey County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jersey 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

    692 ± 158

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    242 ± 109

  3. Korea

    172 ± 77

Jersey County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Jersey County, IL awarded 117 degrees. The student population of Jersey County, IL is skewed towards women, with 237 male students and 242 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jersey County, IL are White (82 and 85.4%), followed by Unknown (6 and 6.25%), Two or More Races (4 and 4.17%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 2.08%).

The largest universities in Jersey County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Principia College (117 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jersey County, IL are General Business Administration & Management (19 and 16.2%), Mass Communication & Media Studies (14 and 12%), and General Education (9 and 7.69%).

The median tuition costs in Jersey County, IL are $27,480 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. 19 degrees awarded

  2. 14 degrees awarded

  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jersey County, IL was General Business Administration & Management with 19 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

117 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$27,480

Median Private

In 2016, the Jersey County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Principia College with 117 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

53

Degrees Awarded to Men

64

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 53 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jersey County, IL, which is 0.828 times less than the 64 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    82 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Jersey County, IL were to White students. These 82 degrees mean that there were 13.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jersey County, IL was $135,400 in 2017, which is 0.622 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $129,900 to $135,400, a 4.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Jersey County, IL is 81.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jersey County, IL have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jersey 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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$56,320

Median Household Income

± $2,678

8.83k

Number of Households

± 604

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.83k households in Jersey County, IL grew to $56,320 from the previous year's value of $52,738.

The following chart displays the households in Jersey 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

$135,400

2017 Median

± $9,359

$129,900

2016 Median

± $10,267

In 2017, the median property value in Jersey County, IL grew to to $135,400 from the previous year's value of $129,900.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.3%

2017 Homeownership

79.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.3% of the housing units in Jersey County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.3%.

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

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jersey County, IL have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.91% of the workforce in Jersey County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.03%

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

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