Jo Daviess County, IL

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Population

22,046

0.631% decline

Median Age

49.4


Median Household Income

$55,532

1.52% growth

Poverty Rate

7.59%


Number of Employees

10,968

0.874% growth

Median Property Value

$143,300

1.85% growth

About

In 2017, Jo Daviess County, IL had a population of 22k people with a median age of 49.4 and a median household income of $55,532. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jo Daviess County, IL declined from 22,186 to 22,046, a -0.631% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,702 to $55,532, a 1.52% increase.

The population of Jo Daviess County, IL is 94.9% White Alone, 2.94% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.984% Two or More Races. 4.39% of the people in Jo Daviess County, IL speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jo Daviess County, IL is $143,300, and the homeownership rate is 78.4%. Most people in Jo Daviess County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Jo Daviess County, IL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Jo Daviess County, IL employs 11k people. The largest industries in Jo Daviess County, IL are Manufacturing (1,743 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,298 people), and Retail Trade (1,203 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,058), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,962).

Median household income in Jo Daviess County, IL is $55,532. Males in Jo Daviess 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 Jo Daviess County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,532

2017 value

± $1,868

1.52%

1 Year Growth

± 5.15%

Households in Jo Daviess County, IL have a median annual income of $55,532, 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 $54,702 in 2016, which represents a 1.52% 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 Jo Daviess 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 Jo Daviess 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 Jo Daviess 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jo Daviess 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 204.01

  2. Census Tract 202

  3. Census Tract 203

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jo Daviess County, IL was Census Tract 204.01 with a value of $73,145, followed by Census Tract 202 and Census Tract 203, with respective values of $65,039 and $52,712.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jo Daviess 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

7.59% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jo Daviess County, IL (1.66k out of 21.8k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,544 ± 187

  2. Two Or More

    70 ± 90

  3. Hispanic

    20 ± 86

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

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

11k

2017 Value

± 555

0.874%

1 Year growth

± 7.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jo Daviess County, IL grew at a rate of 0.874%, from 10.9k employees to 11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jo Daviess County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,612 people), Management Occupations (1,113 people), and Production Occupations (1,064 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jo Daviess County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jo Daviess County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,612 people), Management Occupations (1,113 people), and Production Occupations (1,064 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jo Daviess County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.4 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.67 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jo Daviess County, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($72,500), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,870), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,556).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11k

2017 Value

± 555

0.874%

1 Year growth

± 7.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jo Daviess County, IL grew at a rate of 0.874%, from 10.9k employees to 11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jo Daviess County, IL, are Manufacturing (1,743 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,298 people), and Retail Trade (1,203 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jo Daviess County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Jo Daviess 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 Jo Daviess County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,743 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,298 people), and Retail Trade (1,203 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jo Daviess County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.79 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.57 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jo Daviess County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($48,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,058), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,962).

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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

94.9% of the population of Jo Daviess County, IL has health coverage, with 48.5% on employee plans, 7.89% on Medicaid, 21.2% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 0.959% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jo Daviess County, IL see 2454 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.3% increase from the previous year (2225 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2177 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1675 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

2,454 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jo Daviess County, IL see an average of 2,454 patients per year. This represents a 10.3% increase from the previous year (2,225 patients).

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

5.07%

Uninsured

48.5%

Employer Coverage

7.89%

Medicaid

21.2%

Medicare

16.4%

Non-Group

0.959%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jo Daviess County, IL declined by 22.6% from 6.55% to 5.07%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jo Daviess 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

Jo Daviess County, IL is home to a population of 22k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.55% of Jo Daviess County, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Jo Daviess County, IL is composed of 20.9k White Alone residents (94.9%), 648 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.94%), 217 Two or More Races residents (0.984%), 105 Asian Alone residents (0.476%), 86 Black or African American Alone residents (0.39%), 39 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.177%), 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0726%), and 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0363%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jo Daviess County, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (469 speakers), German (128 speakers), and Arabic (106 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jo Daviess County, IL was 49.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Jo Daviess County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jo Daviess County, IL residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.55% of Jo Daviess 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 Jo Daviess County, IL was 2.93%, 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 Jo Daviess County, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Jo Daviess County, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Jo Daviess County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jo Daviess County, IL was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.9k ± 13

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    648 ± 84.4

  3. Two or More Races

    217 ± 57.6

In 2017, there were 32.3 times more White Alone residents (20.9k people) in Jo Daviess County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 648 Hispanic or Latino and 217 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

    469 speakers (2.2%)

  2. German

    128 speakers (0.6%)

  3. Arabic

    106 speakers (0.497%)

4.39% of Jo Daviess 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 Jo Daviess County, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.2% of the overall population of Jo Daviess County, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.6% speak German and 0.497% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    905 ± 143

  2. Korea

    142 ± 49

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    94 ± 46

Jo Daviess County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jo Daviess County, IL was $143,300 in 2017, which is 0.659 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $140,700 to $143,300, a 1.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Jo Daviess County, IL is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jo Daviess County, IL have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jo Daviess 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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$55,532

Median Household Income

± $1,868

9.8k

Number of Households

± 513

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.8k households in Jo Daviess County, IL grew to $55,532 from the previous year's value of $54,702.

The following chart displays the households in Jo Daviess 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

$143,300

2017 Median

± $7,741

$140,700

2016 Median

± $7,509

In 2017, the median property value in Jo Daviess County, IL grew to to $143,300 from the previous year's value of $140,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jo Daviess 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 Jo Daviess 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 Jo Daviess County, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jo Daviess County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78.4%

2017 Homeownership

78.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.4% of the housing units in Jo Daviess County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

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

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jo Daviess County, IL have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.33% of the workforce in Jo Daviess County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.91%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.42%

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

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