Oblong, IL

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Population

1,405

10.6% decline

Median Age

43.1


Median Household Income

$38,256

2.48% growth

Poverty Rate

16.3%


Number of Employees

566

12.2% decline

Median Property Value

$62,400

1.79% growth

About

In 2017, Oblong, IL had a population of 1.41k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $38,256. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Oblong, IL declined from 1,571 to 1,405, a -106% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,330 to $38,256, a 2.48% increase.

The population of Oblong, IL is 97.4% White Alone, 1.14% Two or More Races, and 0.783% Hispanic or Latino. 1.09% of the people in Oblong, IL speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Oblong, IL is $62,400, and the homeownership rate is 74.5%. Most people in Oblong, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Oblong, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Oblong, IL employs 566 people. The largest industries in Oblong, IL are Manufacturing (108 people), Retail Trade (65 people), and Construction (57 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($63,438), Construction ($44,583), and Transportation & Warehousing ($36,071).

Median household income in Oblong, IL is $38,256. Males in Oblong, 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 Oblong, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,256

2017 value

± $5,371

2.48%

1 Year Growth

± 18.6%

Households in Oblong, IL have a median annual income of $38,256, 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 $37,330 in 2016, which represents a 2.48% 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 Oblong, 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

    $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 Oblong, 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 Oblong, 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 8802

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oblong, IL was Census Tract 8802 with a value of $48,214, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oblong, IL (218 out of 1.34k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

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

    205 ± 67

  2. Black

    9 ± 59

  3. Hispanic

    6 ± 55

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

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

566

2017 Value

± 98

-122%

1 Year decline

± 26.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oblong, IL declined at a rate of -122%, from 645 employees to 566 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oblong, IL, are Production Occupations (102 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (72 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (45 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oblong, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oblong, IL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (102 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (72 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (45 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Oblong, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.11 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.77 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oblong, IL, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($72,500), Protective Service Occupations ($66,250), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($54,135).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

566

2017 Value

± 98

-122%

1 Year decline

± 26.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oblong, IL declined at a rate of -122%, from 645 employees to 566 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oblong, IL, are Manufacturing (108 people), Retail Trade (65 people), and Construction (57 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oblong, IL, though some of these residents may live in Oblong, 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 Oblong, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (108 people), Retail Trade (65 people), and Construction (57 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Oblong, IL has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.54 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.82 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oblong, IL, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($63,438), Construction ($44,583), and Transportation & Warehousing ($36,071).

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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

94.2% of the population of Oblong, IL has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 26.4% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 19% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Oblong, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 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

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1240 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients).

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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

5.77%

Uninsured

32.4%

Employer Coverage

26.4%

Medicaid

16.4%

Medicare

19%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oblong, IL declined by 15.8% from 6.85% to 5.77%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oblong, 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

Oblong, IL is home to a population of 1.41k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.569% of Oblong, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Oblong, IL is composed of 1.37k White Alone residents (97.4%), 16 Two or More Races residents (1.14%), 11 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.783%), 9 Black or African American Alone residents (0.641%), 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0712%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Oblong, IL are German (6 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (5 speakers), and Other Indo-European Languages (4 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Oblong, IL was 43.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Oblong, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Oblong, IL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.569%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.446%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.569% of Oblong, 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 Oblong, IL was 0.446%, 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 Oblong, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Oblong, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Oblong, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Oblong, IL was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.37k ± 161

  2. Two or More Races

    16 ± 17.8

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11 ± 32

In 2017, there were 85.5 times more White Alone residents (1.37k people) in Oblong, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16 Two or More Races and 11 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. German

    6 speakers (0.434%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    5 speakers (0.362%)

  3. Other Indo-European Languages

    4 speakers (0.29%)

1.09% of Oblong, 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 Oblong, IL was German. 0.434% of the overall population of Oblong, IL are native German speakers. 0.362% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.29% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    39 ± 27

  2. Korea

    18 ± 16

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    11 ± 15

Oblong, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oblong, IL was $62,400 in 2017, which is 0.287 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $61,300 to $62,400, a 1.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Oblong, IL is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oblong, IL have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oblong, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$38,256

Median Household Income

± $5,371

646

Number of Households

± 90

In 2017, the median household income of the 646 households in Oblong, IL grew to $38,256 from the previous year's value of $37,330.

The following chart displays the households in Oblong, 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 $30k - $35k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$62,400

2017 Median

± $4,354

$61,300

2016 Median

± $5,400

In 2017, the median property value in Oblong, IL grew to to $62,400 from the previous year's value of $61,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Oblong, 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 Oblong, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Oblong, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oblong, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.5%

2017 Homeownership

79.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.5% of the housing units in Oblong, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Oblong, 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 Oblong, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oblong, IL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oblong, IL have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.916% of the workforce in Oblong, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.3%

  2. Carpooled

    17.1%

  3. Walked

    2.15%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Oblong, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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