Rock Falls, IL

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2020 Population
8,914
0.424% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39.5
2.47% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
18.3%
15.6% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$44,264
10% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$71,600
8.21% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
4,391
0.596% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Rock Falls, IL had a population of 8.91k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $44,264. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Rock Falls, IL declined from 8,952 to 8,914, a −0.424% decrease and its median household income declined from $49,191 to $44,264, a −10% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rock Falls, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (75%), White (Hispanic) (14.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.27%), Other (Hispanic) (1.94%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.49%).

None of the households in Rock Falls, 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.

98.2% of the residents in Rock Falls, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Rock Falls, IL was $71,600, and the homeownership rate was 64.2%. Most people in Rock Falls, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Rock Falls, IL was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Rock Falls, IL is home to a population of 8.91k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.89% of Rock Falls, IL residents were born outside of the country (258 people).

In 2020, there were 5.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.68k people) in Rock Falls, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.26k White (Hispanic) and 559 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rock Falls, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.68k ± 454
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.26k ± 249
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    559 ± 360
22.7%
Hispanic Population
2.02k people

In 2020, there were 5.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.68k people) in Rock Falls, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.26k White (Hispanic) and 559 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

22.7% of the people in Rock Falls, IL are hispanic (2.02k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.89%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
258 people
3.08%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
276 people

As of 2020, 2.89% of Rock Falls, IL residents (258 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 Rock Falls, IL was 3.08%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 5.2
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 14.4

In 2020, the median age of all people in Rock Falls, IL was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Rock Falls, IL are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Rock Falls, IL residents was 41.

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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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Citizenship

98.2%
2020 Citizenship
98.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.2% of Rock Falls, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Rock Falls, IL was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    152 ± 103
  2. Vietnam
    129 ± 61
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    69 ± 52

Rock Falls, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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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 Rock Falls, IL is $44,264. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Rock Falls, IL was Census Tract 14 with a value of $63,897, followed by Census Tract 16 and Census Tract 17, with respective values of $51,038 and $43,516.

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.

The economy of Rock Falls, IL employs 4.39k people. The largest industries in Rock Falls, IL are Manufacturing (1,181 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (905 people), and Retail Trade (416 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($180,250), Public Administration ($61,818), and Educational Services ($59,500).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,264
2020 value
± $4,154
−10%
1 Year Growth
± 12.3%

Households in Rock Falls, IL have a median annual income of $44,264, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,191 in 2019, which represents a −10% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$77,685
Average Male Salary in Illinois
± $1,244
$57,880
Average Female Salary in Illinois
± $945

In 2020, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $76,473 ± $3,501
  2. White
    $62,534 ± $868
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $56,111 ± $35,058

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Illinois.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rock Falls, 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.

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 14
  2. Census Tract 16
  3. Census Tract 17

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rock Falls, IL was Census Tract 14 with a value of $63,897, followed by Census Tract 16 and Census Tract 17, with respective values of $51,038 and $43,516.

The following map shows all of the places in Rock Falls, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rock Falls, IL (1.6k out of 8.77k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 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
    1,119 ± 232
  2. Hispanic
    540 ± 229
  3. Two Or More
    478 ± 215

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rock Falls, IL is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.39k
2020 Value
± 500
0.596%
1 Year growth
± 14.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rock Falls, IL grew at a rate of 0.596%, from 4.37k employees to 4.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rock Falls, IL, are Production Occupations (991 people), Sales & Related Occupations (386 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (374 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rock Falls, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rock Falls, IL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (991 people), Sales & Related Occupations (386 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (374 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Rock Falls, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (4.04 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.09 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rock Falls, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,365), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($79,135), and Management Occupations ($54,844).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.39k
2020 Value
± 500
0.596%
1 Year growth
± 14.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rock Falls, IL grew at a rate of 0.596%, from 4.37k employees to 4.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rock Falls, IL, are Manufacturing (1,181 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (905 people), and Retail Trade (416 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rock Falls, IL, though some of these residents may live in Rock Falls, 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 Rock Falls, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,181 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (905 people), and Retail Trade (416 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Rock Falls, IL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.68 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.67 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rock Falls, IL, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($180,250), Public Administration ($61,818), and Educational Services ($59,500).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%). The most partisan county was Wayne County, IL with 84.6% 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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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Illinois
57.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Illinois
  1. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Illinois was Wayne County, IL with 84.6% 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 Rock Falls, IL was $71,600 in 2020, which is 0.312 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $78,000 to $71,600, a 8.21% decrease. The homeownership rate in Rock Falls, IL is 64.2%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Rock Falls, IL have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rock Falls, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$71,600
2020 Median
± $5,780
$78,000
2019 Median
± $3,736

In 2020, the median property value in Rock Falls, IL declined from to $71,600 from the previous year's value of $78,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rock Falls, 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 Rock Falls, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k 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.
$44,264
Median Household Income
± $4,154
3.98k
Number of Households
± 469

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.98k households in Rock Falls, IL declined from $44,264 from the previous year's value of $49,191.

The following chart displays the households in Rock Falls, 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 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rock Falls, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rock Falls, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

64.2%
2020 Homeownership
63.4%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 64.2% of the housing units in Rock Falls, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Rock Falls, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rock Falls, IL have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.62% of the workforce in Rock Falls, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.69%)

In 2020, 84.7% of workers in Rock Falls, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.5%) and those who worked at home (2.69%).

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

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Health

94.2% of the population of Rock Falls, IL has health coverage, with 36.9% on employee plans, 24.7% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 1.54% 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 Whiteside County, IL see 1686 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.882% decrease from the previous year (1701 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2207 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 690 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

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1,686 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Whiteside County, IL

Primary care physicians in Whiteside County, IL see an average of 1,686 patients per year. This represents a 0.882% decrease from the previous year (1,701 patients).

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

5.77%
Uninsured
36.9%
Employer Coverage
24.7%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
16.3%
Non-Group
1.54%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rock Falls, IL declined by 7.43% from 6.24% to 5.77%.

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