McHenry County, IL

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Population

309,122

0.69% growth

Median Age

40


Median Household Income

$86,348

6.52% growth

Poverty Rate

7.3%


Number of Employees

167,716

3.33% growth

Median Property Value

$227,900

5.17% growth

About

In 2017, McHenry County, IL had a population of 309k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $86,348. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McHenry County, IL grew from 307,004 to 309,122, a 0.69% increase and its median household income grew from $81,063 to $86,348, a 6.52% increase.

The population of McHenry County, IL is 81.7% White Alone, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.96% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in McHenry County, IL speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McHenry County, IL are McHenry County College (1,521 degrees awarded in 2016), First Institute Inc (175 degrees), and Cosmetology & Spa Academy (120 degrees).

The median property value in McHenry County, IL is $227,900, and the homeownership rate is 80%. Most people in McHenry County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in McHenry County, IL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of McHenry County, IL employs 168k people. The largest industries in McHenry County, IL are Manufacturing (24,998 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,496 people), and Retail Trade (18,937 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,579), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,916), and Wholesale Trade ($65,281).

Median household income in McHenry County, IL is $86,348. Males in McHenry County, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,388. The income inequality in McHenry County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$86,348

2017 value

± $3,734

6.52%

1 Year Growth

± 5.69%

Households in McHenry County, IL have a median annual income of $86,348, 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 $81,063 in 2016, which represents a 6.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,886

Average Male Salary

± $1,176

$53,388

Average Female Salary

± $853

In 2017, full-time male employees in McHenry County, IL made 1.37 times more than female 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

    $69,071 ± $3,279

  2. White

    $57,857 ± $795

  3. Two or More Races

    $44,999 ± $4,016

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of McHenry County, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in McHenry County, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McHenry County, IL is from Illinois.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.484

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.488% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 8712.06

  2. Census Tract 8713.05

  3. Census Tract 8711.08

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McHenry County, IL was Census Tract 8712.06 with a value of $118,300, followed by Census Tract 8713.05 and Census Tract 8711.08, with respective values of $114,688 and $113,287.

The following map shows all of the tracts in McHenry 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

7.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McHenry County, IL (22.3k out of 306k 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 35 - 44 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

    18,890 ± 1,033

  2. Hispanic

    5,808 ± 619

  3. Other

    985 ± 275

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

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

168k

2017 Value

± 7,094

3.33%

1 Year growth

± 5.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McHenry County, IL grew at a rate of 3.33%, from 162k employees to 168k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McHenry County, IL, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (10,716 people), Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (5,611 people), and Driver/Sales Workers & Truck Drivers (4,400 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McHenry County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McHenry County, IL, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (10,716 people), Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (5,611 people), and Driver/Sales Workers & Truck Drivers (4,400 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McHenry County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting & Prevention Workers (4.48 times higher than expected), Air Transportation Workers (2.74 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention Workers (2.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McHenry County, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($99,482), Management Occupations ($90,884), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($90,393).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

168k

2017 Value

± 7,094

3.33%

1 Year growth

± 5.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McHenry County, IL grew at a rate of 3.33%, from 162k employees to 168k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McHenry County, IL, are Manufacturing (24,998 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,496 people), and Retail Trade (18,937 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McHenry County, IL, though some of these residents may live in McHenry 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 McHenry County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (24,998 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,496 people), and Retail Trade (18,937 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McHenry County, IL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.35 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.54 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McHenry County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($86,579), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,916), and Wholesale Trade ($65,281).

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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

95.2% of the population of McHenry County, IL has health coverage, with 62.2% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 9.82% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in McHenry County, IL see 1829 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.77% decrease from the previous year (1862 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1668 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 625 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

1829 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in McHenry County, IL see an average of 1829 patients per year. This represents a 1.77% decrease from the previous year (1862 patients).

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

4.78%

Uninsured

62.2%

Employer Coverage

10.4%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

9.82%

Non-Group

1.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McHenry County, IL grew by 18.3% from 4.04% to 4.78%.

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

McHenry County, IL is home to a population of 309k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.2% of McHenry County, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of McHenry County, IL is composed of 251k White Alone residents (81.7%), 38.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.6%), 9.09k Asian Alone residents (2.96%), 4.75k Black or African American Alone residents (1.55%), 3.27k Two or More Races residents (1.07%), 96 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0312%), 94 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0306%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in McHenry County, IL was 40. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in McHenry County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all McHenry County, IL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.2% of McHenry 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 McHenry County, IL was 9.26%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    659,035 ± 19,411 people

  2. India

    155,935 ± 9,636 people

  3. Poland

    133,637 ± 8,928 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of McHenry County, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 659,035 McHenry County, IL residents, followed by India with 155,935 and Poland with 133,637.

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Citizenship

95.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.5% of McHenry County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in McHenry County, IL was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    251k ± 133

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    38.8k ± 3.26k

  3. Asian Alone

    9.09k ± 913

In 2015, there were 6.48 times more White Alone residents (251k people) in McHenry County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.8k Hispanic or Latino and 9.09k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in McHenry 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 McHenry County, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in McHenry County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of McHenry 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

    5,003 ± 934

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,081 ± 1,231

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,906 ± 680

McHenry County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in McHenry County, IL awarded 1,816 degrees. The student population of McHenry County, IL is skewed towards women, with 2,958 male students and 3,811 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McHenry County, IL are White (1,296 and 71.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (309 and 17%), Unknown (115 and 6.34%), and Two or More Races (33 and 1.82%).

The largest universities in McHenry County, IL by number of degrees awarded are McHenry County College (1,521 and 83.8%), First Institute Inc (175 and 9.64%), and Cosmetology & Spa Academy (120 and 6.61%).

The most popular majors in McHenry County, IL are Biological & Physical Sciences (438 and 24.1%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (198 and 10.9%), and Medical Assistant (127 and 6.99%).

The median tuition costs in McHenry 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. 198 degrees awarded

  2. 127 degrees awarded

  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in McHenry County, IL was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 198 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,521 degrees awarded

  2. 175 degrees awarded

  3. 120 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the McHenry County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was McHenry County College with 1,521 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

725

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,091

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 725 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McHenry County, IL, which is 0.665 times less than the 1,091 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

    1,296 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    309 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    115 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in McHenry County, IL were to White students. These 1,296 degrees mean that there were 4.19 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 309 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McHenry County, IL was $227,900 in 2017, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $216,700 to $227,900, a 5.17% increase. The homeownership rate in McHenry County, IL is 80%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McHenry County, IL have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McHenry 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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$86,348

Median Household Income

± $3,734

112k

Number of Households

± 5,059

In 2017, the median household income of the 112k households in McHenry County, IL grew to $86,348 from the previous year's value of $81,063.

The following chart displays the households in McHenry 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

$227,900

2017 Median

± $5,652

$216,700

2016 Median

± $4,328

In 2017, the median property value in McHenry County, IL grew to to $227,900 from the previous year's value of $216,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in McHenry 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 McHenry County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80%

2017 Homeownership

77%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80% of the housing units in McHenry County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77%.

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

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Commute Time

29.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McHenry County, IL have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.91% of the workforce in McHenry County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    6.11%

  3. Carpooled

    5.76%

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

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