Washington, IL

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Population

16,359

1.6% growth

Median Age

37.8


Median Household Income

$71,930

0.318% growth

Poverty Rate

4.6%


Number of Employees

7,761

1.3% decline

Median Property Value

$170,500

0.93% decline

About

In 2017, Washington, IL had a population of 16.4k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $71,930. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington, IL grew from 16,102 to 16,359, a 1.6% increase and its median household income grew from $71,702 to $71,930, a 0.318% increase.

The population of Washington, IL is 92.6% White Alone, 2.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.44% Two or More Races. 4.15% of the people in Washington, IL speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Washington, IL is $170,500, and the homeownership rate is 80.7%. Most people in Washington, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Washington, IL employs 7.76k people. The largest industries in Washington, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,439 people), Manufacturing (1,344 people), and Retail Trade (794 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($92,167), Utilities ($81,406), and Public Administration ($59,432).

Median household income in Washington, IL is $71,930. Males in Washington, 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, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,930

2017 value

± $4,451

0.318%

1 Year Growth

± 8.58%

Households in Washington, IL have a median annual income of $71,930, 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 $71,702 in 2016, which represents a 0.318% 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, 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, 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, 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, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington, 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 212.01

  2. Census Tract 222

  3. Census Tract 223

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington, IL was Census Tract 212.01 with a value of $87,083, followed by Census Tract 222 and Census Tract 223, with respective values of $77,063 and $71,477.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington, IL (748 out of 16.3k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    578 ± 168

  2. Two Or More

    86 ± 92

  3. Asian

    70 ± 90

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington, IL is White, followed by Two Or More and Asian.

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

7.76k

2017 Value

± 561

-1.3%

1 Year decline

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington, IL declined at a rate of -1.3%, from 7.86k employees to 7.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,082 people), Management Occupations (770 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (689 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,082 people), Management Occupations (770 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (689 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Washington, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.24 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.69 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington, IL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($109,375), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($97,045), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($96,848).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.76k

2017 Value

± 561

-1.3%

1 Year decline

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington, IL declined at a rate of -1.3%, from 7.86k employees to 7.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,439 people), Manufacturing (1,344 people), and Retail Trade (794 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington, IL, though some of these residents may live in Washington, 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, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,439 people), Manufacturing (1,344 people), and Retail Trade (794 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Washington, IL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.71 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.34 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington, IL, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($92,167), Utilities ($81,406), and Public Administration ($59,432).

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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

96.1% of the population of Washington, IL has health coverage, with 64.2% on employee plans, 9.92% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 9.39% on non-group plans, and 0.617% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington, 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

3.91%

Uninsured

64.2%

Employer Coverage

9.92%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

9.39%

Non-Group

0.617%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington, IL declined by 14.2% from 4.55% to 3.91%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington, 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, IL is home to a population of 16.4k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.06% of Washington, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington, IL is composed of 15.2k White Alone residents (92.6%), 409 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.5%), 399 Two or More Races residents (2.44%), 359 Asian Alone residents (2.19%), 41 Black or African American Alone residents (0.251%), 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 Washington, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (287 speakers), Other Asian Languages (84 speakers), and Tagalog (77 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.4

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington, IL was 37.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Washington, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washington, IL residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.06%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.47%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.06% of Washington, 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, IL was 3.47%, 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, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Washington, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Washington, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington, IL was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.2k ± 322

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    409 ± 233

  3. Two or More Races

    399 ± 190

In 2017, there were 37 times more White Alone residents (15.2k people) in Washington, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 409 Hispanic or Latino and 399 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, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    287 speakers (1.96%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    84 speakers (0.573%)

  3. Tagalog

    77 speakers (0.525%)

4.15% of Washington, 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, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.96% of the overall population of Washington, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.573% speak Other Asian Languages and 0.525% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    460 ± 138

  2. Korea

    93 ± 69

  3. World War II

    79 ± 55

Washington, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington, IL was $170,500 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 $172,100 to $170,500, a 0.93% decrease. The homeownership rate in Washington, IL is 80.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington, IL have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$71,930

Median Household Income

± $4,451

6.42k

Number of Households

± 539

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.42k households in Washington, IL grew to $71,930 from the previous year's value of $71,702.

The following chart displays the households in Washington, 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

$170,500

2017 Median

± $10,960

$172,100

2016 Median

± $12,940

In 2017, the median property value in Washington, IL declined from to $170,500 from the previous year's value of $172,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

80.7%

2017 Homeownership

81.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.7% of the housing units in Washington, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.4%.

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

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington, IL have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Washington, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    91.7%

  2. Carpooled

    5.11%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.87%

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

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