Washington County, IL

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Population

14,260

0.759% decline

Median Age

43


Median Household Income

$54,520

0.757% decline

Poverty Rate

9.73%


Number of Employees

7,153

0.846% decline

Median Property Value

$108,100

0.46% decline

About

In 2017, Washington County, IL had a population of 14.3k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $54,520. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, IL declined from 14,369 to 14,260, a -0.759% decrease and its median household income declined from $54,936 to $54,520, a -0.757% decrease.

The population of Washington County, IL is 96.2% White Alone, 1.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.09% Two or More Races. 2.46% of the people in Washington County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Washington County, IL is $108,100, and the homeownership rate is 78.5%. Most people in Washington County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Washington County, IL employs 7.15k people. The largest industries in Washington County, IL are Manufacturing (1,233 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (859 people), and Retail Trade (845 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,417), Utilities ($57,841), and Information ($56,364).

Median household income in Washington County, IL is $54,520. Males in Washington County, 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 Washington County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,520

2017 value

± $2,760

-0.757%

1 Year Growth

± 7.17%

Households in Washington County, IL have a median annual income of $54,520, 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 $54,936 in 2016, which represents a -0.757% 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 Washington 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 Washington 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

    $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 Washington County, 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.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington County, 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 9502

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, IL was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $57,537, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $57,357 and $52,955.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.73% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, IL (1.36k out of 14k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    1,215 ± 147

  2. Hispanic

    80 ± 84

  3. Other

    76 ± 84

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

7.15k

2017 Value

± 355

-0.846%

1 Year decline

± 7.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, IL declined at a rate of -0.846%, from 7.21k employees to 7.15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (882 people), Production Occupations (788 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (680 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (882 people), Production Occupations (788 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (680 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.9 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.81 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,000), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,818), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,536).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.15k

2017 Value

± 355

-0.846%

1 Year decline

± 7.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, IL declined at a rate of -0.846%, from 7.21k employees to 7.15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, IL, are Manufacturing (1,233 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (859 people), and Retail Trade (845 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,233 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (859 people), and Retail Trade (845 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.07 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.8 times), and Utilities (2.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, IL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,417), Utilities ($57,841), and Information ($56,364).

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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 Washington County, IL has health coverage, with 51.6% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.85% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington County, IL see 4757 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.46% decrease from the previous year (4779 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3538 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1415 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

4757 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Washington County, IL see an average of 4757 patients per year. This represents a 0.46% decrease from the previous year (4779 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

4.53%

Uninsured

51.6%

Employer Coverage

13.6%

Medicaid

14.3%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

1.85%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, IL declined by 21.4% from 5.77% to 4.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington 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

Washington County, IL is home to a population of 14.3k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.792% of Washington County, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, IL is composed of 13.7k White Alone residents (96.2%), 200 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.4%), 156 Two or More Races residents (1.09%), 75 Black or African American Alone residents (0.526%), 58 Asian Alone residents (0.407%), 42 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.295%), 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0631%), and 1 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00701%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Washington County, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (196 speakers), German (67 speakers), and Tagalog (29 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, IL was 43. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Washington County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, IL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.792%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.792% of Washington 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 Washington County, IL was 1.04%, 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 Washington County, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Washington County, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Washington County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, IL was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.7k ± 8

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    200 ± 64.8

  3. Two or More Races

    156 ± 60.3

In 2017, there were 68.6 times more White Alone residents (13.7k people) in Washington County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 200 Hispanic or Latino and 156 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 Washington County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    196 speakers (1.43%)

  2. German

    67 speakers (0.488%)

  3. Tagalog

    29 speakers (0.211%)

2.46% of Washington County, 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 Washington County, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.43% of the overall population of Washington County, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.488% speak German and 0.211% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    401 ± 66

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    206 ± 61

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    139 ± 44

Washington County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, IL was $108,100 in 2017, which is 0.497 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,600 to $108,100, a 0.46% decrease. The homeownership rate in Washington County, IL is 78.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, IL have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington 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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$54,520

Median Household Income

± $2,760

5.9k

Number of Households

± 329

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.9k households in Washington County, IL declined from $54,520 from the previous year's value of $54,936.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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

$108,100

2017 Median

± $4,261

$108,600

2016 Median

± $4,987

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, IL declined from to $108,100 from the previous year's value of $108,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington 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 Washington County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.5%

2017 Homeownership

79.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.5% of the housing units in Washington County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.3%.

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

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, IL have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.18% of the workforce in Washington County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85%

  2. Carpooled

    7.61%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.45%

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

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