Romeoville, IL

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Population

39,682

0.143% decline

Median Age

33.2


Median Household Income

$73,033

2.37% growth

Poverty Rate

6.74%


Number of Employees

19,956

0.271% growth

Median Property Value

$170,700

2.52% growth

About

In 2017, Romeoville, IL had a population of 39.7k people with a median age of 33.2 and a median household income of $73,033. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Romeoville, IL declined from 39,739 to 39,682, a -0.143% decrease and its median household income grew from $71,344 to $73,033, a 2.37% increase.

The population of Romeoville, IL is 47.8% White Alone, 32.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.5% Black or African American Alone. 36.1% of the people in Romeoville, IL speak a non-English language, and 90% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Romeoville, IL are Lewis University (1,884 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Romeoville, IL is $170,700, and the homeownership rate is 83.7%. Most people in Romeoville, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Romeoville, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Romeoville, IL employs 20k people. The largest industries in Romeoville, IL are Retail Trade (2,735 people), Manufacturing (2,673 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,508 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,750), Public Administration ($72,938), and Information ($60,326).

Median household income in Romeoville, IL is $73,033. Males in Romeoville, 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 Romeoville, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,033

2017 value

± $5,504

2.37%

1 Year Growth

± 10%

Households in Romeoville, IL have a median annual income of $73,033, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $71,344 in 2016, which represents a 2.37% 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 Romeoville, 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 Romeoville, 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 Romeoville, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8803.08

  2. Census Tract 8801.21

  3. Census Tract 8804.10

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Romeoville, IL was Census Tract 8803.08 with a value of $126,618, followed by Census Tract 8801.21 and Census Tract 8804.10, with respective values of $112,297 and $89,688.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.74% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Romeoville, IL (2.58k out of 38.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    932 ± 216

  2. Black

    771 ± 281

  3. Hispanic

    768 ± 236

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

20k

2017 Value

± 1,114

0.271%

1 Year growth

± 7.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Romeoville, IL grew at a rate of 0.271%, from 19.9k employees to 20k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Romeoville, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,620 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,432 people), and Production Occupations (1,752 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Romeoville, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Romeoville, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,620 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,432 people), and Production Occupations (1,752 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Romeoville, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.4 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.6 times), and Production Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Romeoville, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($95,000), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($93,864), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,094).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20k

2017 Value

± 1,114

0.271%

1 Year growth

± 7.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Romeoville, IL grew at a rate of 0.271%, from 19.9k employees to 20k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Romeoville, IL, are Retail Trade (2,735 people), Manufacturing (2,673 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,508 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Romeoville, IL, though some of these residents may live in Romeoville, 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 Romeoville, IL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,735 people), Manufacturing (2,673 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,508 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Romeoville, IL has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.87 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.54 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Romeoville, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,750), Public Administration ($72,938), and Information ($60,326).

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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

91.1% of the population of Romeoville, IL has health coverage, with 59.3% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 7.39% on Medicare, 8.43% on non-group plans, and 1.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Romeoville, 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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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 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%).

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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

8.89%

Uninsured

59.3%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

7.39%

Medicare

8.43%

Non-Group

1.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Romeoville, IL declined by 3.96% from 9.25% to 8.89%.

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

Romeoville, IL is home to a population of 39.7k people, from which 90% are citizens. As of 2017, 22.5% of Romeoville, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Romeoville, IL is composed of 19k White Alone residents (47.8%), 13k Hispanic or Latino residents (32.9%), 4.15k Black or African American Alone residents (10.5%), 2.61k Asian Alone residents (6.58%), 819 Two or More Races residents (2.06%), 115 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.29%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Romeoville, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (8,819 speakers), Tagalog (1,085 speakers), and Polish (953 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Romeoville, IL was 33.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Romeoville, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Romeoville, IL residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 22.5% of Romeoville, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Romeoville, IL was 21.4%, 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 Romeoville, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Romeoville, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

90%

2017 Citizenship

89.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90% of Romeoville, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Romeoville, IL was 89.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    19k ± 709

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    13k ± 1.35k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    4.15k ± 516

In 2017, there were 1.45 times more White Alone residents (19k people) in Romeoville, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13k Hispanic or Latino and 4.15k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    8,819 speakers (23.8%)

  2. Tagalog

    1,085 speakers (2.93%)

  3. Polish

    953 speakers (2.58%)

36.1% of Romeoville, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Romeoville, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 23.8% of the overall population of Romeoville, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.93% speak Tagalog and 2.58% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    461 ± 129

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    254 ± 126

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    248 ± 115

Romeoville, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Romeoville, IL awarded 1,884 degrees. The student population of Romeoville, IL is skewed towards women, with 2,809 male students and 3,735 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Romeoville, IL are White (1,239 and 67%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (270 and 14.6%), Black or African American (169 and 9.14%), and Unknown (71 and 3.84%).

The largest universities in Romeoville, IL by number of degrees awarded are Lewis University (1,884 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Romeoville, IL are General Business Administration & Management (202 and 10.7%), Registered Nursing (199 and 10.6%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (168 and 8.92%).

The median tuition costs in Romeoville, IL are $29,950 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 136 degrees awarded

  2. 106 degrees awarded

  3. 199 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Romeoville, IL was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 136 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,884 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$29,950

Median Private

In 2016, the Romeoville, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lewis University with 1,884 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

734

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,150

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 734 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Romeoville, IL, which is 0.638 times less than the 1,150 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,239 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    270 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    169 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Romeoville, IL were to White students. These 1,239 degrees mean that there were 4.59 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 270 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Romeoville, IL was $170,700 in 2017, which is 0.784 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,500 to $170,700, a 2.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Romeoville, IL is 83.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Romeoville, IL have an average commute time of 30.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Romeoville, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$73,033

Median Household Income

± $5,504

11.6k

Number of Households

± 738

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.6k households in Romeoville, IL grew to $73,033 from the previous year's value of $71,344.

The following chart displays the households in Romeoville, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$170,700

2017 Median

± $5,085

$166,500

2016 Median

± $4,321

In 2017, the median property value in Romeoville, IL grew to to $170,700 from the previous year's value of $166,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Romeoville, 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 Romeoville, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

83.7%

2017 Homeownership

82.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83.7% of the housing units in Romeoville, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.3%.

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

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Commute Time

30.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Romeoville, IL have a longer commute time (30.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.97% of the workforce in Romeoville, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.8%

  2. Carpooled

    5.41%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.49%

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

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