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Kane County, IL&

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0.16% growth
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Median Household Income
4.25% growth
Poverty Rate
Number of Employees
1.45% decline
Median Property Value
1.62% growth

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The economy of Kane County, IL employs 262,109 people. The economy of Kane County, IL is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 2.62; 1.89; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kane County, IL are Manufacturing (46,553), Retail trade (30,818), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (25,513), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,115), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($61,554), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($52,000).

Median household income in Kane County, IL is $73,347. Males in Kane County, IL have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,320. The income inequality of Kane County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Kane County, IL. In Kane County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 43 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,212. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Kane County, IL is home to a population of 531,715 people, from which 89.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kane County, IL is composed of 304,740 White residents (57.3%), 169,096 Hispanic residents (31.8%), 29,386 Black residents (5.53%), 21,157 Asian residents (3.98%), and 6,199 Two+ residents (1.17%). The most common foreign languages in Kane County, IL are Spanish (127,967 speakers), Tagalog (4,149 speakers), and Polish (2,758 speakers), but compared to other places, Kane County, IL has a relative high number of Laotian (999 speakers), Polish (2,758 speakers), and Other Slavic (1,062 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Kane County, IL awarded 6,813 degrees. The student population of Kane County, IL is skewed towards females, with 2,782 male students and 4,031 female students. Most students in Kane County, IL are White (4,174 and 61.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,561 and 22.9%), Black or African American (375 and 5.5%), and Unknown (255 and 3.74%). The largest universities in Kane County, IL by number of graduates are Elgin Community College (2,585 and 37.9%), Waubonsee Community College (2,175 and 31.9%), and Aurora University (1,444 and 21.2%). The most popular majors in Kane County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (835 and 12.3%), Biological & Physical Sciences (750 and 11%), and Registered Nursing (160 and 2.35%). The median tuition costs in Kane County, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $27,850 and $27,850 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kane County, IL is $232,700, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $229,000 to $232,700, a 1.62% increase. The homeownership rate of Kane County, IL is 71.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Kane County, IL have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kane County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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