LaSalle County, IL

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Population

111,151

0.7% decline

Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$54,693

5.82% growth

Poverty Rate

13.6%


Number of Employees

50,811

0.604% growth

Median Property Value

$126,100

2.35% growth

About

In 2017, LaSalle County, IL had a population of 111k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $54,693. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of LaSalle County, IL declined from 111,935 to 111,151, a -0.7% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,684 to $54,693, a 5.82% increase.

The population of LaSalle County, IL is 86.1% White Alone, 9.29% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.46% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in LaSalle County, IL speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in LaSalle County, IL are Illinois Valley Community College (1,010 degrees awarded in 2016) and Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-La Salle (24 degrees).

The median property value in LaSalle County, IL is $126,100, and the homeownership rate is 72.7%. Most people in LaSalle County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in LaSalle County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of LaSalle County, IL employs 50.8k people. The largest industries in LaSalle County, IL are Manufacturing (7,319 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,940 people), and Retail Trade (6,851 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,529), and Public Administration ($57,326).

Median household income in LaSalle County, IL is $54,693. Males in LaSalle 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 LaSalle County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,693

2017 value

± $1,378

5.82%

1 Year Growth

± 3.25%

Households in LaSalle County, IL have a median annual income of $54,693, 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 $51,684 in 2016, which represents a 5.82% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for LaSalle 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 9617.01

  2. Census Tract 9640

  3. Census Tract 9617.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in LaSalle County, IL was Census Tract 9617.01 with a value of $75,403, followed by Census Tract 9640 and Census Tract 9617.02, with respective values of $70,682 and $70,536.

The following map shows all of the tracts in LaSalle 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

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in LaSalle County, IL (14.6k out of 108k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    12,821 ± 713

  2. Hispanic

    2,211 ± 300

  3. Black

    777 ± 207

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

50.8k

2017 Value

± 1,303

0.604%

1 Year growth

± 3.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in LaSalle County, IL grew at a rate of 0.604%, from 50.5k employees to 50.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in LaSalle County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,097 people), Production Occupations (4,501 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,382 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of LaSalle County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of LaSalle County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,097 people), Production Occupations (4,501 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,382 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, LaSalle County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.91 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.59 times), and Production Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of LaSalle County, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,023), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($75,350), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,988).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50.8k

2017 Value

± 1,303

0.604%

1 Year growth

± 3.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in LaSalle County, IL grew at a rate of 0.604%, from 50.5k employees to 50.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in LaSalle County, IL, are Manufacturing (7,319 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,940 people), and Retail Trade (6,851 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of LaSalle County, IL, though some of these residents may live in LaSalle 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 LaSalle County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,319 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,940 people), and Retail Trade (6,851 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, LaSalle County, IL has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.8 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.52 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.02 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in LaSalle County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($95,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,529), and Public Administration ($57,326).

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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

93.8% of the population of LaSalle County, IL has health coverage, with 51.1% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 0.911% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in LaSalle County, IL see 2855 patients per year on average, which represents a 18.1% increase from the previous year (2418 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1976 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1243 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

2,855 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in LaSalle County, IL see an average of 2,855 patients per year. This represents a 18.1% increase from the previous year (2,418 patients).

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

6.21%

Uninsured

51.1%

Employer Coverage

16.9%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

0.911%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in LaSalle County, IL declined by 21.8% from 7.95% to 6.21%.

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

LaSalle County, IL is home to a population of 111k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.49% of LaSalle County, IL residents were born outside of the country (3.88k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of LaSalle County, IL is composed of 95.7k White Alone residents (86.1%), 10.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.29%), 2.73k Black or African American Alone residents (2.46%), 1.25k Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 871 Asian Alone residents (0.784%), 257 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.231%), 24 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0216%), and 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0036%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in LaSalle County, IL was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in LaSalle County, IL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all LaSalle County, IL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.49%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.88k people

3.31%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.71k people

As of 2017, 3.49% of LaSalle County, IL residents (3.88k 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 LaSalle County, IL was 3.31%, 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

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of LaSalle County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in LaSalle County, IL was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    95.7k ± 18

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10.3k ± 628

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.73k ± 187

In 2017, there were 9.27 times more White Alone residents (95.7k people) in LaSalle County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.3k Hispanic or Latino and 2.73k 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 LaSalle 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 LaSalle 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 LaSalle County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of LaSalle 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

    2,672 ± 235

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    886 ± 172

  3. Korea

    784 ± 141

LaSalle County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in LaSalle County, IL awarded 1,034 degrees. The student population of LaSalle County, IL is skewed towards women, with 1,353 male students and 1,878 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in LaSalle County, IL are White (852 and 82.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (105 and 10.2%), Unknown (57 and 5.51%), and Black or African American (11 and 1.06%).

The largest universities in LaSalle County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Illinois Valley Community College (1,010 and 97.7%) and Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-La Salle (24 and 2.32%).

The most popular majors in LaSalle County, IL are Biological & Physical Sciences (249 and 24.1%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (231 and 22.3%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (115 and 11.1%).

The median tuition costs in LaSalle 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. 249 degrees awarded

  2. 115 degrees awarded

  3. 63 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in LaSalle County, IL was Biological & Physical Sciences with 249 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,010 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the LaSalle County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Illinois Valley Community College with 1,010 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

392

Degrees Awarded to Men

642

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 392 men were awarded degrees from institutions in LaSalle County, IL, which is 0.611 times less than the 642 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in LaSalle County, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    852 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    105 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    57 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in LaSalle County, IL were to White students. These 852 degrees mean that there were 8.11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 105 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in LaSalle County, IL was $126,100 in 2017, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $123,200 to $126,100, a 2.35% increase. The homeownership rate in LaSalle County, IL is 72.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in LaSalle County, IL have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in LaSalle 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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$54,693

Median Household Income

± $1,378

44.4k

Number of Households

± 1,189

In 2017, the median household income of the 44.4k households in LaSalle County, IL grew to $54,693 from the previous year's value of $51,684.

The following chart displays the households in LaSalle 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

$126,100

2017 Median

± $3,228

$123,200

2016 Median

± $2,763

In 2017, the median property value in LaSalle County, IL grew to to $126,100 from the previous year's value of $123,200.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.7%

2017 Homeownership

72.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.7% of the housing units in LaSalle County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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

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Commute Time

22 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in LaSalle County, IL have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.71% of the workforce in LaSalle County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.35%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in LaSalle County, IL was Drove Alone (84.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.35%) and those who Worked At Home (3.53%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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