Kendall County, IL

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Population

122,933

1.22% growth

Median Age

34.5


Median Household Income

$89,860

4.81% growth

Poverty Rate

5.64%


Number of Employees

63,352

1.19% growth

Median Property Value

$214,700

4.48% growth

About

In 2017, Kendall County, IL had a population of 123k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $89,860. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kendall County, IL grew from 121,452 to 122,933, a 1.22% increase and its median household income grew from $85,736 to $89,860, a 4.81% increase.

The population of Kendall County, IL is 71.2% White Alone, 17.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.39% Black or African American Alone. 17.3% of the people in Kendall County, IL speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kendall County, IL are Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology (24 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Kendall County, IL is $214,700, and the homeownership rate is 81.9%. Most people in Kendall County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Kendall County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Kendall County, IL employs 63.4k people. The largest industries in Kendall County, IL are Manufacturing (8,599 people), Retail Trade (8,228 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,702 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($86,994), Utilities ($81,971), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,225).

Median household income in Kendall County, IL is $89,860. Males in Kendall 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 Kendall County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$89,860

2017 value

± $4,149

4.81%

1 Year Growth

± 5.74%

Households in Kendall County, IL have a median annual income of $89,860, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $85,736 in 2016, which represents a 4.81% 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 Kendall 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 Kendall 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 Kendall 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 Kendall 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 8901.01

  2. Census Tract 8901.02

  3. Census Tract 8906

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kendall County, IL was Census Tract 8901.01 with a value of $96,861, followed by Census Tract 8901.02 and Census Tract 8906, with respective values of $93,866 and $86,534.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kendall County, IL (6.89k out of 122k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    4,690 ± 645

  2. Hispanic

    1,991 ± 533

  3. Black

    1,409 ± 409

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kendall County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

63.4k

2017 Value

± 2,611

1.19%

1 Year growth

± 5.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kendall County, IL grew at a rate of 1.19%, from 62.6k employees to 63.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kendall County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,465 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,446 people), and Management Occupations (7,233 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kendall County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kendall County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,465 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,446 people), and Management Occupations (7,233 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kendall County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.43 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.35 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kendall County, IL, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($98,578), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($98,542), and Protective Service Occupations ($91,521).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

63.4k

2017 Value

± 2,611

1.19%

1 Year growth

± 5.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kendall County, IL grew at a rate of 1.19%, from 62.6k employees to 63.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kendall County, IL, are Manufacturing (8,599 people), Retail Trade (8,228 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,702 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kendall County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Kendall 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 Kendall County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,599 people), Retail Trade (8,228 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (7,702 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kendall County, IL has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.4 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.34 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kendall County, IL, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($86,994), Utilities ($81,971), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,225).

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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

95.4% of the population of Kendall County, IL has health coverage, with 67.2% on employee plans, 9.8% on Medicaid, 7.59% on Medicare, 9.89% on non-group plans, and 0.869% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Kendall County, IL see 2741 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.4% decrease from the previous year (2960 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2711 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1235 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

2,741 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kendall County, IL see an average of 2,741 patients per year. This represents a 7.4% decrease from the previous year (2,960 patients).

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

4.61%

Uninsured

67.2%

Employer Coverage

9.8%

Medicaid

7.59%

Medicare

9.89%

Non-Group

0.869%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kendall County, IL declined by 5.48% from 4.88% to 4.61%.

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

Kendall County, IL is home to a population of 123k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.19% of Kendall County, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Kendall County, IL is composed of 87.5k White Alone residents (71.2%), 21.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (17.6%), 7.85k Black or African American Alone residents (6.39%), 3.96k Asian Alone residents (3.22%), 1.91k Two or More Races residents (1.55%), 97 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0789%), 17 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0138%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kendall County, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (12,873 speakers), Tagalog (746 speakers), and Italian (644 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kendall County, IL was 34.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Kendall County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kendall County, IL residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.19%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.96%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.19% of Kendall 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 Kendall County, IL was 8.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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 Kendall County, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Kendall County, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

96%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96% of Kendall County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kendall County, IL was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    87.5k ± 64

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    21.6k ± 2.12k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    7.85k ± 433

In 2017, there were 4.05 times more White Alone residents (87.5k people) in Kendall County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.6k Hispanic or Latino and 7.85k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kendall County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    12,873 speakers (11.6%)

  2. Tagalog

    746 speakers (0.673%)

  3. Italian

    644 speakers (0.581%)

17.3% of Kendall 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 Kendall County, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 11.6% of the overall population of Kendall County, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.673% speak Tagalog and 0.581% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,815 ± 365

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,183 ± 362

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    766 ± 341

Kendall County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Kendall County, IL awarded 24 degrees. The student population of Kendall County, IL is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 88 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kendall County, IL are White (13 and 54.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6 and 25%), Black or African American (2 and 8.33%), and Two or More Races (2 and 8.33%).

The largest universities in Kendall County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology (24 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kendall County, IL are General Cosmetology (24 and 100%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

The median tuition costs in Kendall County, IL are $N/A 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. 24 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Kendall County, IL was General Cosmetology with 24 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Kendall County, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

24 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Kendall County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology with 24 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

23

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kendall County, IL, which is 0.0435 times less than the 23 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

    13 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kendall County, IL were to White students. These 13 degrees mean that there were 2.17 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kendall County, IL was $214,700 in 2017, which is 0.987 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $205,500 to $214,700, a 4.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Kendall County, IL is 81.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kendall County, IL have an average commute time of 31.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kendall 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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$89,860

Median Household Income

± $4,149

39.9k

Number of Households

± 1,928

In 2017, the median household income of the 39.9k households in Kendall County, IL grew to $89,860 from the previous year's value of $85,736.

The following chart displays the households in Kendall 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

$214,700

2017 Median

± $4,936

$205,500

2016 Median

± $5,891

In 2017, the median property value in Kendall County, IL grew to to $214,700 from the previous year's value of $205,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kendall 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 Kendall County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.9%

2017 Homeownership

81.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.9% of the housing units in Kendall County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.9%.

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

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Commute Time

31.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kendall County, IL have a longer commute time (31.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.12% of the workforce in Kendall County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.23%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.76%

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

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