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Wayne County, IL&

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0.23% decline
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4.25% growth
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1.86% decline
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0.26% growth


The economy of Wayne County, IL employs 7,383 people. The economy of Wayne County, IL is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 5.26; 4.38; and 2.2 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wayne County, IL are Manufacturing (1,682), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,050), and Retail trade (784), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($48,006), Utilities ($46,333), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($37,857).

Median household income in Wayne County, IL is $46,903. Males in Wayne County, IL have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,625. The income inequality of Wayne County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.41 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wayne County, IL. In Wayne County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 42 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,559. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Wayne County, IL is home to a population of 16,517 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wayne County, IL is composed of 15,945 White residents (96.5%), 181 Two+ residents (1.1%), 128 Asian residents (0.77%), 126 Hispanic residents (0.76%), and 110 Black residents (0.67%). The most common foreign languages in Wayne County, IL are Spanish (94 speakers), German (77 speakers), and Chinese (41 speakers), but compared to other places, Wayne County, IL has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (38 speakers), German (77 speakers), and Polish (33 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Wayne County, IL awarded 356 degrees. The student population of Wayne County, IL is skewed towards females, with 109 male students and 247 female students. Most students in Wayne County, IL are White (349 and 98%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (4 and 1.12%), Two or more races (2 and 0.56%), and American Indian (1 and 0.28%). The largest universities in Wayne County, IL by number of graduates are Frontier Community College (356 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Wayne County, IL are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (56 and 15.7%), Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) (37 and 10.4%), and Pre-Nursing Studies (20 and 5.62%). The median tuition costs in Wayne County, IL are N/A 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, IL is $78,000, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $77,800 to $78,000, a 0.26% increase. The homeownership rate of Wayne County, IL is 78.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Wayne County, IL have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wayne County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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