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0.78% decline
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3.93% decline
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The economy of Waterman, IL employs 782 people. The economy of Waterman, IL is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Utilities, which employ respectively 12.74; 2.21; and 1.72 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Waterman, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (109), Educational Services (97), and Manufacturing (84), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($55,500), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,472).

Median household income in Waterman, IL is $63,571. Males in Waterman, IL have an average income that is 1.6 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,352. The income inequality of Waterman, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.508 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Waterman, IL. In DeKalb County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 37 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,546. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Waterman, IL is from the county of DeKalb County, IL.

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Waterman, IL is home to a population of 1,527 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Waterman, IL is composed of 1,409 White residents (92.3%), 68 Hispanic residents (4.45%), 50 Two+ residents (3.27%), 0 Other residents (N/A), and 0 Hawaiian residents (N/A). The most common foreign languages in Waterman, IL are Other Indo-European (51 speakers), Spanish (25 speakers), and Vietnamese (6 speakers), but compared to other places, Waterman, IL has a relative high number of Other Indo-European (51 speakers), Vietnamese (6 speakers), and French (4 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in DeKalb County PUMA, IL awarded 6,043 degrees. The student population of DeKalb County PUMA, IL is skewed towards females, with 2,815 male students and 3,228 female students. Most students in DeKalb County PUMA, IL are White (3,964 and 65.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (678 and 11.2%), Black or African American (540 and 8.94%), and Asian (276 and 4.57%). The largest universities in DeKalb County PUMA, IL by number of graduates are Northern Illinois University (5,211 and 86.2%), Kishwaukee College (783 and 13%), and Hair Professionals Career College (25 and 0.41%). The most popular majors in DeKalb County PUMA, IL are Speech Communication & Rhetoric (238 and 3.94%), Registered Nursing (214 and 3.54%), and General Psychology (213 and 3.52%). The median tuition costs in DeKalb County PUMA, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,314 and $18,931 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Waterman, IL is $152,900, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $152,700 to $152,900, a 0.13% increase. The homeownership rate of Waterman, IL is 69.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Waterman, IL have an average commute time of 32.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Waterman, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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