University Park, IL

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Population

7,038

2.2% decline

Median Age

32


Median Household Income

$48,397

3.59% growth

Poverty Rate

12.9%


Number of Employees

2,709

1.31% decline

Median Property Value

$114,800

5.9% growth

About

In 2017, University Park, IL had a population of 7.04k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $48,397. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of University Park, IL declined from 7,196 to 7,038, a -2.2% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,721 to $48,397, a 3.59% increase.

The population of University Park, IL is 86.3% Black or African American Alone, 6.65% White Alone, and 4.53% Two or More Races. 7.33% of the people in University Park, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in University Park, IL are Governors State University (1,721 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in University Park, IL is $114,800, and the homeownership rate is 55.7%. Most people in University Park, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 40.1 minutes. The average car ownership in University Park, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of University Park, IL employs 2.71k people. The largest industries in University Park, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (703 people), Transportation & Warehousing (303 people), and Educational Services (232 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($73,702), Information ($73,021), and Manufacturing ($59,113).

Median household income in University Park, IL is $48,397. Males in University Park, 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 University Park, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,397

2017 value

± $3,354

3.59%

1 Year Growth

± 8.94%

Households in University Park, IL have a median annual income of $48,397, 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 $46,721 in 2016, which represents a 3.59% 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 University Park, 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 University Park, 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 University Park, 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.

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 8836.02

  2. Census Tract 8836.06

  3. Census Tract 8838.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in University Park, IL was Census Tract 8836.02 with a value of $73,023, followed by Census Tract 8836.06 and Census Tract 8838.04, with respective values of $57,384 and $53,275.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in University Park, IL (902 out of 7k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 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. Black

    856 ± 214

  2. White

    40 ± 72

  3. Other

    6 ± 76

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in University Park, IL is Black, followed by White and Other.

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

2.71k

2017 Value

± 348

-1.31%

1 Year decline

± 18.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in University Park, IL declined at a rate of -1.31%, from 2.75k employees to 2.71k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in University Park, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (358 people), Sales & Related Occupations (281 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (216 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of University Park, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of University Park, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (358 people), Sales & Related Occupations (281 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (216 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, University Park, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (3.94 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.75 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of University Park, IL, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($76,250), Protective Service Occupations ($74,327), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,438).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.71k

2017 Value

± 348

-1.31%

1 Year decline

± 18.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in University Park, IL declined at a rate of -1.31%, from 2.75k employees to 2.71k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in University Park, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (703 people), Transportation & Warehousing (303 people), and Educational Services (232 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of University Park, IL, though some of these residents may live in University Park, 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 University Park, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (703 people), Transportation & Warehousing (303 people), and Educational Services (232 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, University Park, IL has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.63 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.87 times), and Information (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in University Park, IL, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($73,702), Information ($73,021), and Manufacturing ($59,113).

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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

95.5% of the population of University Park, IL has health coverage, with 52.4% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 6.93% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.98% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in University Park, 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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1240 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 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%).

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

4.55%

Uninsured

52.4%

Employer Coverage

24.5%

Medicaid

6.93%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

0.98%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in University Park, IL declined by 49.5% from 9.01% to 4.55%.

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

University Park, IL is home to a population of 7.04k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.15% of University Park, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of University Park, IL is composed of 6.07k Black or African American Alone residents (86.3%), 468 White Alone residents (6.65%), 319 Two or More Races residents (4.53%), 123 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.75%), 54 Asian Alone residents (0.767%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in University Park, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (236 speakers), African Languages (132 speakers), and Tagalog (57 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.9

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 15.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in University Park, IL was 32. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in University Park, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all University Park, IL residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.15%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.09%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.15% of University Park, 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 University Park, IL was 3.09%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 University Park, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 University Park, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of University Park, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in University Park, IL was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    6.07k ± 395

  2. White Alone

    468 ± 179

  3. Two or More Races

    319 ± 177

In 2017, there were 13 times more Black or African American Alone residents (6.07k people) in University Park, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 468 White Alone and 319 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    236 speakers (3.64%)

  2. African Languages

    132 speakers (2.04%)

  3. Tagalog

    57 speakers (0.88%)

7.33% of University Park, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in University Park, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.64% of the overall population of University Park, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.04% speak African Languages and 0.88% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    102 ± 100

  2. Vietnam

    99 ± 62

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    52 ± 52

University Park, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in University Park, IL awarded 1,721 degrees. The student population of University Park, IL is skewed towards women, with 2,017 male students and 3,802 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in University Park, IL are White (719 and 46.7%), followed by Black or African American (514 and 33.4%), Hispanic or Latino (138 and 8.96%), and Unknown (97 and 6.29%).

The largest universities in University Park, IL by number of degrees awarded are Governors State University (1,721 and 100%).

The most popular majors in University Park, IL are Computer Science (200 and 11.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (166 and 9.65%), and General Psychology (145 and 8.43%).

The median tuition costs in University Park, IL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,160 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 123 degrees awarded

  2. 95 degrees awarded

  3. 166 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in University Park, IL was General Psychology with 123 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,721 degrees awarded

$8,160

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the University Park, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Governors State University with 1,721 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

623

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,098

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 623 men were awarded degrees from institutions in University Park, IL, which is 0.567 times less than the 1,098 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

    719 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    514 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    138 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in University Park, IL were to White students. These 719 degrees mean that there were 1.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 514 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in University Park, IL was $114,800 in 2017, which is 0.528 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,400 to $114,800, a 5.9% increase. The homeownership rate in University Park, IL is 55.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in University Park, IL have an average commute time of 40.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in University Park, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,397

Median Household Income

± $3,354

2.58k

Number of Households

± 334

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.58k households in University Park, IL grew to $48,397 from the previous year's value of $46,721.

The following chart displays the households in University Park, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$114,800

2017 Median

± $15,059

$108,400

2016 Median

± $10,200

In 2017, the median property value in University Park, IL grew to to $114,800 from the previous year's value of $108,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in University Park, 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 University Park, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

55.7%

2017 Homeownership

54.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.7% of the housing units in University Park, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.2%.

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

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Commute Time

40.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in University Park, IL have a longer commute time (40.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 10.7% of the workforce in University Park, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.9%

  2. Public Transit

    13.5%

  3. Carpooled

    6.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in University Park, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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