Perry County, IL

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2019 Population
21,251
0.622% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
42.2
1.2% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
16.1%
1.36% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$52,428
8.55% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$86,500
1.29% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
8,126
1.73% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Perry County, IL had a population of 21.3k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $52,428. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Perry County, IL declined from 21,384 to 21,251, a −0.622% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,298 to $52,428, a 8.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Perry County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.06%), White (Hispanic) (2.58%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.22%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.687%). 0% of the households in Perry County, IL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.4% of the residents in Perry County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Perry County, IL was $86,500, and the homeownership rate was 75.4%. Most people in Perry County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Perry County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Perry County, IL is home to a population of 21.3k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.25% of Perry County, IL residents were born outside of the country (266 people).

In 2019, there were 9.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.2k people) in Perry County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.93k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 548 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Perry County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.2k ± 21
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.93k ± 65
  3. White (Hispanic)
    548 ± 78
3.12%
Hispanic Population
662 people

In 2019, there were 9.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.2k people) in Perry County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.93k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 548 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.12% of the people in Perry County, IL are hispanic (662 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Perry County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.25%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
266 people
1.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
236 people

As of 2019, 1.25% of Perry County, IL residents (266 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Perry County, IL was 1.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Perry County, IL was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Perry County, IL are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Perry County, IL residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    644,788 ± 19,210 people
  2. India
    156,084 ± 9,640 people
  3. Poland
    130,079 ± 8,810 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 644,788 Illinois residents, followed by India with 156,084 and Poland with 130,079.

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Citizenship

99.4%
2019 Citizenship
99.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.4% of Perry County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Perry County, IL was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    471 ± 90
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    226 ± 107
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    194 ± 84

Perry County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Illinois, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Illinois (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Illinois across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Perry County, IL is $52,428. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Perry County, IL was Census Tract 301 with a value of $66,107, followed by Census Tract 303 and Census Tract 305, with respective values of $62,206 and $58,707.

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,164. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Perry County, IL employs 8.13k people. The largest industries in Perry County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,321 people), Retail Trade (1,032 people), and Manufacturing (1,031 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,875), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,500), and Public Administration ($60,417).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,428
2019 value
± $3,575
8.55%
1 Year Growth
± 10.7%

Households in Perry County, IL have a median annual income of $52,428, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,298 in 2018, which represents a 8.55% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,849
Average Male Salary in Illinois
± $1,220
$56,164
Average Female Salary in Illinois
± $916

In 2019, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.35 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 in Illinois
  1. Asian
    $71,781 ± $3,365
  2. White
    $60,455 ± $832
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $58,312 ± $36,766

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Illinois.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Perry County, IL is from Illinois.
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2018 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2019, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0501% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 301
  2. Census Tract 303
  3. Census Tract 305

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Perry County, IL was Census Tract 301 with a value of $66,107, followed by Census Tract 303 and Census Tract 305, with respective values of $62,206 and $58,707.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Perry 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

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Perry County, IL (2.97k out of 18.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    2,818 ± 337
  2. Hispanic
    120 ± 131
  3. Black
    80 ± 103

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

8.13k
2019 Value
± 524
1.73%
1 Year growth
± 9.03%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Perry County, IL grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 7.99k employees to 8.13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Perry County, IL, are Production Occupations (913 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (797 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (695 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Perry County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Perry County, IL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (913 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (797 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (695 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Perry County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.49 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.98 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.97 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Perry County, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,417), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($63,164), and Protective Service Occupations ($61,944).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.13k
2019 Value
± 524
1.73%
1 Year growth
± 9.03%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Perry County, IL grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 7.99k employees to 8.13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Perry County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,321 people), Retail Trade (1,032 people), and Manufacturing (1,031 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Perry County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Perry 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 Perry County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,321 people), Retail Trade (1,032 people), and Manufacturing (1,031 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Perry County, IL has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.94 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.37 times), and Public Administration (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Perry County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($81,875), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,500), and Public Administration ($60,417).

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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. $122B
  2. $88.6B
  3. $84.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $122B, followed by Gasoline ($88.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($84.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Illinois.
$1.07T
2018 Value in Illinois
$2.16T
Projected 2045 Value in Illinois
101% growth

In 2018, total outbound Illinois trade was $1.07T. This is expected to increase 101% to $2.16T 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. $75.5B
  2. $51.8B
  3. $48B

In 2018, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $75.5B, followed by Wisconsin with $51.8B and Michigan and $48B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Perry County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 69.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (25%), followed by Other (5.44%). The most partisan county was Wayne County, IL with 84.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Perry County, IL
69.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Illinois
  1. 84.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Illinois was Wayne County, IL with 84.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Illinois colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Perry County, IL was $86,500 in 2019, which is 0.36 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $85,400 to $86,500, a 1.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Perry County, IL is 75.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Perry County, IL have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Perry County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$86,500
2019 Median
± $4,959
$85,400
2018 Median
± $4,585

In 2019, the median property value in Perry County, IL grew to to $86,500 from the previous year's value of $85,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Perry 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 Perry County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,428
Median Household Income
± $3,575
8.43k
Number of Households
± 543

In 2019, the median household income of the 8.43k households in Perry County, IL grew to $52,428 from the previous year's value of $48,298.

The following chart displays the households in Perry 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.4%
2019 Homeownership
74.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 75.4% of the housing units in Perry County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Perry County, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Perry County, IL have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% of the workforce in Perry County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (83.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.37%)

In 2019, 83.4% of workers in Perry County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (2.37%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Perry County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Perry County, IL have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

96.1% of the population of Perry County, IL has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.56% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Perry County, IL see 1925 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.517% decrease from the previous year (1935 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2988 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 523 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.9%). Additionally, Vermilion County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,925 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Perry County, IL

Primary care physicians in Perry County, IL see an average of 1,925 patients per year. This represents a 0.517% decrease from the previous year (1,935 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Perry County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 in Illinois
$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

3.93%
Uninsured
44.5%
Employer Coverage
21.9%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.56%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Perry County, IL grew by 4.76% from 3.75% to 3.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Perry 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. 19.9% prevalence
  2. 18.5% prevalence
  3. 18.3% prevalence

Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 19.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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