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McDonough County, IL&

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0.88% decline
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2.9% growth
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1.67% decline
Median Property Value
3.78% growth


The economy of McDonough County, IL employs 14,040 people. The economy of McDonough County, IL is specialized in Educational Services; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 2.55; 2.01; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in McDonough County, IL are Educational Services (3,332), Retail trade (1,678), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,622), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($36,180), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($31,667), and Transportation & Warehousing ($31,369).

Median household income in McDonough County, IL is $41,484. Males in McDonough County, IL have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,675. The income inequality of McDonough County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448 which is lower 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 McDonough County, IL. In McDonough 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 50 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,145. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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McDonough County, IL is home to a population of 31,727 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of McDonough County, IL is composed of 28,023 White residents (88.3%), 1,640 Black residents (5.17%), 847 Hispanic residents (2.67%), 636 Asian residents (2%), and 531 Two+ residents (1.67%). The most common foreign languages in McDonough County, IL are Spanish (581 speakers), Arabic (314 speakers), and Polish (150 speakers), but compared to other places, McDonough County, IL has a relative high number of Arabic (314 speakers), Polish (150 speakers), and Other West Germanic (74 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in McDonough County, IL awarded 2,871 degrees. The student population of McDonough County, IL is skewed towards females, with 1,420 male students and 1,451 female students. Most students in McDonough County, IL are White (2,123 and 73.9%), followed by Black or African American (271 and 9.4%), Hispanic or Latino (162 and 5.64%), and Unknown (125 and 4.35%). The largest universities in McDonough County, IL by number of graduates are Western Illinois University (2,871 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in McDonough County, IL are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (380 and 13.2%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (239 and 8.32%), and General Agriculture (106 and 3.69%). The median tuition costs in McDonough County, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,596 and $12,894 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 McDonough County, IL is $93,300, which is 0.46 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $89,900 to $93,300, a 3.78% increase. The homeownership rate of McDonough County, IL is 65.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in McDonough County, IL have an average commute time of 14.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McDonough County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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