Fulton County, IL

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2022 Population
33,691
0.973% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
13.4%
9.54% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,223
7.08% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$99,800
9.91% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,496
0.919% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fulton County, IL had a population of 33.7k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $57,223. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fulton County, IL declined from 34,022 to 33,691, a −0.973% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,441 to $57,223, a 7.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fulton County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (92%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.59%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.65%), White (Hispanic) (1.21%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.784%).

None of the households in Fulton County, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Fulton County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fulton County, IL are Spoon River College (536 degrees awarded in 2022), Graham Hospital School of Nursing (16 degrees), and Innovations Design Academy (15 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Fulton County, IL was $99,800, and the homeownership rate was 77.8%.

Most people in Fulton County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fulton County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fulton County, IL is home to a population of 33.7k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.04% of Fulton County, IL residents were born outside of the country (349 people).

In 2022, there were 35.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31k people) in Fulton County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 873 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 556 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Fulton County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fulton County, IL was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fulton County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31k ± 43
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    873 ± 120
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    556 ± 117
2.87%
Hispanic Population
966 people

In 2022, there were 35.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31k people) in Fulton County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 873 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 556 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.87% of the people in Fulton County, IL are hispanic (966 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
349 people
1.17%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
397 people

As of 2022, 1.04% of Fulton County, IL residents (349 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fulton County, IL was 1.17%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    900 ± 156
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    324 ± 144
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    289 ± 104

Fulton County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fulton County, IL employs 14.5k people. The largest industries in Fulton County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,604 people), Manufacturing (2,067 people), and Retail Trade (1,652 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,083), Utilities ($83,203), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,188).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

14.5k
2022 Value
± 743
0.919%
1 Year growth
± 7.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fulton County, IL grew at a rate of 0.919%, from 14.4k employees to 14.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fulton County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,426 people), Management Occupations (1,352 people), and Production Occupations (1,325 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fulton County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.5k
2022 Value
± 743
0.919%
1 Year growth
± 7.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fulton County, IL grew at a rate of 0.919%, from 14.4k employees to 14.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fulton County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,604 people), Manufacturing (2,067 people), and Retail Trade (1,652 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fulton County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Fulton County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,948
Median earning men ± $2,998
$32,582
Median earning women ± $1,868

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($83,087), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,269).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,000), Public Administration ($49,505), and Construction ($46,635).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 200
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 182
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 126
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Fulton County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 59.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fulton County, IL awarded 567 degrees. The student population of Fulton County, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 505 male students and 770 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fulton County, IL are White (501 and 88.4%), followed by Black or African American (34 and 6%), Hispanic or Latino (20 and 3.53%), and Two or More Races (9 and 1.59%).

The largest universities in Fulton County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Spoon River College (536 and 94.5%), Graham Hospital School of Nursing (16 and 2.82%), and Innovations Design Academy (15 and 2.65%).

The most popular majors in Fulton County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (236 and 41.6%), Biological & Physical Sciences (48 and 8.47%), and Registered Nursing (36 and 6.35%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2022 in Fulton County, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 100%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,275 (39.6% men and 60.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,275 students enrolled in Fulton County, IL, 39.6% men and 60.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,103 records, of which 60.3% were women and 39.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 23 degrees awarded
  2. 106 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fulton County, IL was General Studies with 23 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 536 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Spoon River College with 536 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 237 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fulton County, IL, which is 0.718 times less than the 330 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 501 degrees mean that there were 14.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 34 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($10,620) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,563) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,135) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fulton County, IL was $99,800 in 2022, which is 0.354 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $90,800 to $99,800, a 9.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Fulton County, IL is 77.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fulton County, IL have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fulton County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fulton County, IL is $57,223. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Fulton County, IL was Census Tract 9533 with a value of $72,821, followed by Census Tract 9529 and Census Tract 9531, with respective values of $71,518 and $66,458.

In 2022, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Fulton County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.312%.

Property

$99,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,956
$10,862
Median Property Taxes
±$599

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fulton County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.8%
Homeownership
2022
60%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.8% of the housing units in Fulton County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9533
  2. Census Tract 9529
  3. Census Tract 9531

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fulton County, IL was Census Tract 9533 with a value of $72,821, followed by Census Tract 9529 and Census Tract 9531, with respective values of $71,518 and $66,458.

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

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Household Income

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$57,223
Median Household Income
± $2,626
14k
Number of Households
± 703

In 2022, the median household income of the 14k households in Fulton County, IL grew to $57,223 from the previous year's value of $53,441.

The following chart displays the households in Fulton 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fulton County, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.95%)

In 2022, 84.1% of workers in Fulton County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9%) and those who worked at home (3.95%).

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fulton County, IL have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.95% of the workforce in Fulton County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fulton County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fulton County, IL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Fulton County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.312%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fulton County, IL (4.22k out of 31.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fulton 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.5% of the children was living in poverty in Fulton County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 115 in Fulton County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 52.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.8% of the population of Fulton County, IL has health coverage, with 47.2% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 0.916% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, IL see 2862 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.45% decrease from the previous year (2904 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4813 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1773 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,862 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fulton County, IL

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, IL see an average of 2,862 patients per year. This represents a 1.45% decrease from the previous year (2,904 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.5% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.19%
Uninsured
47.2%
Employer Coverage
19.2%
Medicaid
17.8%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
0.916%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fulton County, IL declined by 15.4% from 4.95% to 4.19%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.9 in Fulton County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38% in Fulton County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.88% in Fulton County, IL.

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