Woodford County, IL

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Population

38,942

0.463% decline

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$69,507

2.16% growth

Poverty Rate

7.36%


Number of Employees

18,685

0.256% decline

Median Property Value

$160,300

1.07% growth

About

In 2017, Woodford County, IL had a population of 38.9k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $69,507. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Woodford County, IL declined from 39,123 to 38,942, a -0.463% decrease and its median household income grew from $68,040 to $69,507, a 2.16% increase.

The population of Woodford County, IL is 95.7% White Alone, 1.73% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.16% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Woodford County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Woodford County, IL are Eureka College (178 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Woodford County, IL is $160,300, and the homeownership rate is 82.6%. Most people in Woodford County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Woodford County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Woodford County, IL employs 18.7k people. The largest industries in Woodford County, IL are Manufacturing (2,958 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,524 people), and Retail Trade (2,038 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,682), Public Administration ($61,515), and Manufacturing ($59,318).

Median household income in Woodford County, IL is $69,507. Males in Woodford 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 Woodford County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$69,507

2017 value

± $2,304

2.16%

1 Year Growth

± 5.54%

Households in Woodford County, IL have a median annual income of $69,507, 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 $68,040 in 2016, which represents a 2.16% 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 Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Woodford 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 305.01

  2. Census Tract 306.02

  3. Census Tract 303

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Woodford County, IL was Census Tract 305.01 with a value of $95,938, followed by Census Tract 306.02 and Census Tract 303, with respective values of $75,400 and $66,442.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.36% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Woodford County, IL (2.79k out of 37.9k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 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

    2,509 ± 324

  2. Two Or More

    213 ± 132

  3. Hispanic

    80 ± 108

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

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

18.7k

2017 Value

± 743

-0.256%

1 Year decline

± 5.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Woodford County, IL declined at a rate of -0.256%, from 18.7k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Woodford County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,156 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,999 people), and Management Occupations (1,897 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Woodford County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Woodford County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,156 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,999 people), and Management Occupations (1,897 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Woodford County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.9 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.8 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Woodford County, IL, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($121,250), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($85,938), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($79,705).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.7k

2017 Value

± 743

-0.256%

1 Year decline

± 5.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Woodford County, IL declined at a rate of -0.256%, from 18.7k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Woodford County, IL, are Manufacturing (2,958 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,524 people), and Retail Trade (2,038 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Woodford County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Woodford 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 Woodford County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,958 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,524 people), and Retail Trade (2,038 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Woodford County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.66 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.56 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Woodford County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,682), Public Administration ($61,515), and Manufacturing ($59,318).

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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 ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($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% of the population of Woodford County, IL has health coverage, with 59.4% on employee plans, 9.82% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 0.967% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Woodford County, IL see 1783 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.112% increase from the previous year (1781 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5591 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4892 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

1,783 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Woodford County, IL see an average of 1,783 patients per year. This represents a 0.112% increase from the previous year (1,781 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Woodford County, IL in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

3.97%

Uninsured

59.4%

Employer Coverage

9.82%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

0.967%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Woodford County, IL declined by 10.7% from 4.44% to 3.97%.

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

Woodford County, IL is home to a population of 38.9k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.23% of Woodford County, IL residents were born outside of the country (479 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Woodford County, IL is composed of 37.3k White Alone residents (95.7%), 674 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.73%), 450 Two or More Races residents (1.16%), 305 Asian Alone residents (0.783%), 230 Black or African American Alone residents (0.591%), 23 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0591%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Woodford County, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Woodford County, IL was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Woodford County, IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Woodford County, IL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.23%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

479 people

1.09%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

427 people

As of 2017, 1.23% of Woodford County, IL residents (479 people) 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 Woodford County, IL was 1.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Woodford County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Woodford County, IL was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    37.3k ± 23

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    674 ± 135

  3. Two or More Races

    450 ± 113

In 2017, there were 55.3 times more White Alone residents (37.3k people) in Woodford County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 674 Hispanic or Latino and 450 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 Woodford County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Woodford County, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Woodford County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Woodford County, IL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    893 ± 134

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    341 ± 91

  3. Korea

    339 ± 111

Woodford County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Woodford County, IL awarded 178 degrees. The student population of Woodford County, IL is skewed towards women, with 329 male students and 343 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Woodford County, IL are White (152 and 85.4%), followed by Unknown (7 and 3.93%), Black or African American (6 and 3.37%), and Hispanic or Latino (4 and 2.25%).

The largest universities in Woodford County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Eureka College (178 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Woodford County, IL are General Business Administration & Management (29 and 16.3%), General Psychology (19 and 10.7%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (18 and 10.1%).

The median tuition costs in Woodford County, IL are $20,880 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 29 degrees awarded

  2. 19 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Woodford County, IL was General Business Administration & Management with 29 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

178 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$20,880

Median Private

In 2016, the Woodford County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eureka College with 178 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

65

Degrees Awarded to Men

113

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 65 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Woodford County, IL, which is 0.575 times less than the 113 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

    152 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    7 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Woodford County, IL were to White students. These 152 degrees mean that there were 21.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 7 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Woodford County, IL was $160,300 in 2017, which is 0.737 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $158,600 to $160,300, a 1.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Woodford County, IL is 82.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Woodford County, IL have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Woodford 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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$69,507

Median Household Income

± $2,304

14.5k

Number of Households

± 688

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.5k households in Woodford County, IL grew to $69,507 from the previous year's value of $68,040.

The following chart displays the households in Woodford 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

$160,300

2017 Median

± $4,935

$158,600

2016 Median

± $3,876

In 2017, the median property value in Woodford County, IL grew to to $160,300 from the previous year's value of $158,600.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82.6%

2017 Homeownership

82%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82.6% of the housing units in Woodford County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82%.

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

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Woodford County, IL have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% of the workforce in Woodford County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.11%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.94%

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

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