Pulaski County, IL

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2020 Population
5,414
1.74% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
45.5
3.41% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.5%
4.88% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$37,308
7.7% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$61,300
2020 Employed Population
1,819
0.601% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Pulaski County, IL had a population of 5.41k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $37,308. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Pulaski County, IL declined from 5,510 to 5,414, a −1.74% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,640 to $37,308, a 7.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pulaski County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.14%), White (Hispanic) (2.07%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.222%).

None of the households in Pulaski County, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

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

The largest universities in Pulaski County, IL are Shawnee Community College (568 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Pulaski County, IL was $61,300, and the homeownership rate was 74.6%.

Most people in Pulaski County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Pulaski County, IL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Pulaski County, IL is home to a population of 5.41k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.702% of Pulaski County, IL residents were born outside of the country (38 people).

In 2020, there were 2.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.45k people) in Pulaski County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.65k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 170 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.4% of Pulaski County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Pulaski County, IL was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pulaski County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.45k ± 16
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.65k ± 75
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    170 ± 76.7
2.44%
Hispanic Population
132 people

In 2020, there were 2.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.45k people) in Pulaski County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.65k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 170 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.44% of the people in Pulaski County, IL are hispanic (132 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    628,401 ± 18,975 people
  2. India
    158,225 ± 9,705 people
  3. Poland
    127,303 ± 8,716 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 628,401 Illinois residents, followed by India with 158,225 and Poland with 127,303.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.702%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
38 people
0.871%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
48 people

As of 2020, 0.702% of Pulaski County, IL residents (38 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pulaski County, IL was 0.871%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    188 ± 54
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    53 ± 53
  3. Korea
    27 ± 27

Pulaski County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Pulaski County, IL employs 1.82k people. The largest industries in Pulaski County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (482 people), Educational Services (197 people), and Public Administration (165 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($122,875), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($65,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,464).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,880. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

1.82k
2020 Value
± 214
−0.601%
1 Year decline
± 16.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pulaski County, IL declined at a rate of −0.601%, from 1.83k employees to 1.82k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pulaski County, IL, are Healthcare Support Occupations (260 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (166 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (159 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pulaski County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.82k
2020 Value
± 214
−0.601%
1 Year decline
± 16.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pulaski County, IL declined at a rate of −0.601%, from 1.83k employees to 1.82k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pulaski County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (482 people), Educational Services (197 people), and Public Administration (165 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pulaski County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Pulaski County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$31,522
Median earning men ± $7,167
$25,042
Median earning women ± $3,008

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Construction ($67,917), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,464), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,101).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($52,542), Retail Trade ($40,292), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,016).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 32
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  2. 26
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 20
    Wholesale Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $9.55k
    Wholesale Trade
  2. $6.59k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $3.23k
    Retail Trade

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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. $138B
  2. $87.2B
  3. $79.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $138B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($87.2B) and Mixed freight ($79.8B).

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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$1.03T
2020 Value in Illinois
$1.94T
Projected 2050 Value in Illinois
88.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $1.03T. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $1.94T by 2050.

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. $77.4B
  2. $56.8B
  3. $46.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $77.4B, followed by Wisconsin with $56.8B and California and $46.1B.

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

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flagCivics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pulaski County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 64.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.877%).

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.

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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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Pulaski County, IL awarded 568 degrees. The student population of Pulaski County, IL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 401 male students and 775 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pulaski County, IL are White (472 and 83.1%), followed by Black or African American (44 and 7.75%), Hispanic or Latino (25 and 4.4%), and Unknown (21 and 3.7%).

The largest universities in Pulaski County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Shawnee Community College (568 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pulaski County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (223 and 39.3%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (78 and 13.7%), and General Studies (57 and 10%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,176 students enrolled in Pulaski County, IL, 34.1% men and 65.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 874 records, of which 66% were women and 34% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 129 degree-majors awarded
  2. 57 degree-majors awarded
  3. 54 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pulaski County, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 129 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
568 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Shawnee Community College with 568 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 180 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pulaski County, IL, which is 0.464 times less than the 388 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 472 degrees mean that there were 10.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 44 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,640) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($450) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,470) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.879% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.877% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.59M), Some college (2.22M), and Bachelors Degree (2.03M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Pulaski County, IL was $61,300 in 2020, which is 0.267 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $61,300 to $61,300, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Pulaski County, IL is 74.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Pulaski County, IL have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pulaski County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2021, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pulaski County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.93%.

Property

$61,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,592
$1,529
Median Property Taxes
±$165

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pulaski County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pulaski County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.6%
Homeownership
2020
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 74.6% of the housing units in Pulaski County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9710
  2. Census Tract 9711

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pulaski County, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$37,308
Median Household Income
± $4,116
2.05k
Number of Households
± 205

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.05k households in Pulaski County, IL grew to $37,308 from the previous year's value of $34,640.

The following chart displays the households in Pulaski 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pulaski County, IL is from Illinois.
0.479
2020 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2020, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.707% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.95%)

In 2020, 81% of workers in Pulaski County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (5.95%).

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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Commute Time

28.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pulaski County, IL have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.775% of the workforce in Pulaski County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pulaski County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.93%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pulaski County, IL (1.04k out of 5.34k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pulaski County, IL is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 34% of the children was living in poverty in Pulaski County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 351 in Pulaski County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 773 per 100,000 population.

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95.3% of the population of Pulaski County, IL has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 34.7% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 9.72% on non-group plans, and 1.17% 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).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.65%
Uninsured
34.2%
Employer Coverage
34.7%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
9.72%
Non-Group
1.17%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pulaski County, IL declined by 14% from 5.41% to 4.65%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 18.5% in Pulaski County, IL.

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