St. Clair County, IL

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Population

262,479

0.107% decline

Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$51,670

2.79% growth

Poverty Rate

17%


Number of Employees

124,520

2.73% growth

Median Property Value

$128,500

3.17% decline

About

In 2017, St. Clair County, IL had a population of 262k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $51,670. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Clair County, IL declined from 262,759 to 262,479, a -0.107% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,267 to $51,670, a 2.79% increase.

The population of St. Clair County, IL is 62.2% White Alone, 29.8% Black or African American Alone, and 3.94% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in St. Clair County, IL speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Clair County, IL are Southwestern Illinois College (2,713 degrees awarded in 2016), McKendree University (865 degrees), and Vatterott College-Fairview Heights (181 degrees).

The median property value in St. Clair County, IL is $128,500, and the homeownership rate is 63.7%. Most people in St. Clair County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Clair County, IL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of St. Clair County, IL employs 125k people. The largest industries in St. Clair County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,247 people), Retail Trade (16,831 people), and Manufacturing (10,639 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,864), Public Administration ($61,366), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,954).

Median household income in St. Clair County, IL is $51,670. Males in St. Clair County, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,388. The income inequality in St. Clair County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,670

2017 value

± $2,082

2.79%

1 Year Growth

± 6.03%

Households in St. Clair County, IL have a median annual income of $51,670, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,267 in 2016, which represents a 2.79% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,886

Average Male Salary

± $1,176

$53,388

Average Female Salary

± $853

In 2017, full-time male employees in St. Clair County, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in St. Clair County, IL 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

  1. Asian

    $69,071 ± $3,279

  2. White

    $57,857 ± $795

  3. Two or More Races

    $44,999 ± $4,016

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of St. Clair County, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in St. Clair County, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Clair County, IL is from Illinois.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.484

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.488% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5043.53

  2. Census Tract 5038

  3. Census Tract 5039.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Clair County, IL was Census Tract 5043.53 with a value of $123,992, followed by Census Tract 5038 and Census Tract 5039.03, with respective values of $106,979 and $106,875.

The following map shows all of the tracts in St. Clair 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

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Clair County, IL (44.4k out of 260k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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. Black

    27,521 ± 1,179

  2. White

    14,086 ± 889

  3. Hispanic

    1,993 ± 297

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Clair County, IL is Black, followed by White 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

125k

2017 Value

± 6,547

2.73%

1 Year growth

± 7.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Clair County, IL grew at a rate of 2.73%, from 121k employees to 125k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Clair County, IL, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (4,863 people), Cooks & Food Preparation Workers (4,394 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (4,063 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Clair County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Clair County, IL, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (4,863 people), Cooks & Food Preparation Workers (4,394 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (4,063 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Clair County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as First-Line Supervisors of Personal Care & Service Workers (6.23 times higher than expected), Baggage Porters & Concierges, & Tour & Travel Guides (3.76 times), and Secondary School Tea (2.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Clair County, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($79,610), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,313), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,366).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

125k

2017 Value

± 6,547

2.73%

1 Year growth

± 7.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Clair County, IL grew at a rate of 2.73%, from 121k employees to 125k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Clair County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,247 people), Retail Trade (16,831 people), and Manufacturing (10,639 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Clair County, IL, though some of these residents may live in St. Clair 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 St. Clair County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,247 people), Retail Trade (16,831 people), and Manufacturing (10,639 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Clair County, IL has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.6 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.56 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Clair County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,864), Public Administration ($61,366), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,954).

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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

93.9% of the population of St. Clair County, IL has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 5.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in St. Clair County, IL see 1693 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.23% decrease from the previous year (1714 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1436 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1090 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

1,693 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in St. Clair County, IL see an average of 1,693 patients per year. This represents a 1.23% decrease from the previous year (1,714 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.12%

Uninsured

44.2%

Employer Coverage

19.6%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

5.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Clair County, IL declined by 5.46% from 6.48% to 6.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Clair 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. 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

St. Clair County, IL is home to a population of 262k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.78% of St. Clair County, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Clair County, IL is composed of 164k White Alone residents (62.2%), 78.7k Black or African American Alone residents (29.8%), 10.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.94%), 6.46k Two or More Races residents (2.45%), 3.68k Asian Alone residents (1.39%), 466 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.176%), 114 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0432%), and 88 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0333%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in St. Clair County, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Clair County, IL was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in St. Clair County, IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all St. Clair County, IL residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.78%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.67%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.78% of St. Clair County, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Clair County, IL was 2.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    659,035 ± 19,411 people

  2. India

    155,935 ± 9,636 people

  3. Poland

    133,637 ± 8,928 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of St. Clair County, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 659,035 St. Clair County, IL residents, followed by India with 155,935 and Poland with 133,637.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of St. Clair County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in St. Clair County, IL was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    164k ± 322

  2. Black or African American Alone

    78.7k ± 2.39k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10.4k ± 1.69k

In 2015, there were 2.09 times more White Alone residents (164k people) in St. Clair County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78.7k Black or African American Alone and 10.4k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of St. Clair County, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in St. Clair County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of St. Clair County, IL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    7,001 ± 1,111

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,731 ± 1,110

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,400 ± 1,373

St. Clair County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in St. Clair County, IL awarded 3,759 degrees. The student population of St. Clair County, IL is skewed towards women, with 5,760 male students and 7,003 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Clair County, IL are White (2,740 and 73.1%), followed by Black or African American (510 and 13.6%), Unknown (155 and 4.13%), and Two or More Races (151 and 4.03%).

The largest universities in St. Clair County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Southwestern Illinois College (2,713 and 72.2%), McKendree University (865 and 23%), and Vatterott College-Fairview Heights (181 and 4.82%).

The most popular majors in St. Clair County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (388 and 10.3%), Biological & Physical Sciences (322 and 8.57%), and Welding Technology (231 and 6.15%).

The median tuition costs in St. Clair County, IL are $27,740 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. 388 degrees awarded

  2. 322 degrees awarded

  3. 88 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in St. Clair County, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 388 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,713 degrees awarded

  2. 865 degrees awarded

  3. 181 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$27,740

Median Private

In 2016, the St. Clair County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwestern Illinois College with 2,713 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,855

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,904

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,855 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Clair County, IL, which is 0.974 times less than the 1,904 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in St. Clair County, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,740 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    510 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    155 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in St. Clair County, IL were to White students. These 2,740 degrees mean that there were 5.37 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 510 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Clair County, IL was $128,500 in 2017, which is 0.591 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $132,700 to $128,500, a 3.17% decrease. The homeownership rate in St. Clair County, IL is 63.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Clair County, IL have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Clair County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,670

Median Household Income

± $2,082

103k

Number of Households

± 5,206

In 2017, the median household income of the 103k households in St. Clair County, IL grew to $51,670 from the previous year's value of $50,267.

The following chart displays the households in St. Clair 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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Housing

Property Value

$128,500

2017 Median

± $8,403

$132,700

2016 Median

± $9,974

In 2017, the median property value in St. Clair County, IL declined from to $128,500 from the previous year's value of $132,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Clair 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 St. Clair County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63.7%

2017 Homeownership

63.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.7% of the housing units in St. Clair County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.3%.

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

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Commute Time

24.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Clair County, IL have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% of the workforce in St. Clair County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.46%

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

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