Jersey County, IL

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2022 Population
21,462
0.33% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.8
0.465% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.08%
15.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$77,607
8.31% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$161,800
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,307
1.45% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Jersey County, IL had a population of 21.5k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $77,607. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jersey County, IL declined from 21,533 to 21,462, a −0.33% decrease and its median household income grew from $71,655 to $77,607, a 8.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jersey County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.66%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.881%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.704%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.592%).

None of the households in Jersey 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 Jersey County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jersey County, IL are Principia College (115 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Jersey County, IL was $161,800, and the homeownership rate was 81.1%.

Most people in Jersey County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Jersey County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jersey County, IL is home to a population of 21.5k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.01% of Jersey County, IL residents were born outside of the country (216 people).

In 2022, there were 57.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.5k people) in Jersey County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 356 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 189 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Jersey County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jersey County, IL was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jersey County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.5k ± 39
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    356 ± 109
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    189 ± 73.8
1.49%
Hispanic Population
319 people

In 2022, there were 57.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.5k people) in Jersey County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 356 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 189 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.49% of the people in Jersey County, IL are hispanic (319 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jersey County, IL as a share of the total population.

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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

1.01%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
216 people
1.18%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
254 people

As of 2022, 1.01% of Jersey County, IL residents (216 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 Jersey County, IL was 1.18%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    493 ± 113
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    298 ± 145
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    243 ± 131

Jersey County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jersey County, IL employs 10.3k people. The largest industries in Jersey County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,617 people), Retail Trade (1,070 people), and Manufacturing (1,025 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,156), Construction ($64,608), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($62,537).

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

10.3k
2022 Value
± 740
−1.45%
1 Year decline
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jersey County, IL declined at a rate of −1.45%, from 10.5k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jersey County, IL, are Management Occupations (1,038 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (967 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (760 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jersey County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.3k
2022 Value
± 740
−1.45%
1 Year decline
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jersey County, IL declined at a rate of −1.45%, from 10.5k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jersey County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,617 people), Retail Trade (1,070 people), and Manufacturing (1,025 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jersey County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Jersey 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

$52,791
Median earning men ± $3,655
$36,087
Median earning women ± $3,622

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($95,417), Other Services Except Public Administration ($83,587), and Public Administration ($72,404).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,086), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,957), and Manufacturing ($57,622).

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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. 130
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 116
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 77
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jersey County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 73% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.69%).

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 Jersey County, IL awarded 115 degrees. The student population of Jersey County, IL in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 191 male students and 132 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jersey County, IL are White (82 and 84.5%), followed by Asian (4 and 4.12%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 3.09%), and Two or More Races (3 and 3.09%).

The largest universities in Jersey County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Principia College (115 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jersey County, IL are General Education (9 and 7.83%), Engineering Science (8 and 6.96%), and Environmental Biology (7 and 6.09%).

The median tuition cost in Jersey County, IL for private four year colleges is $31,200.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Jersey County, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 47.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 61%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 323 (59.1% men and 40.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 323 students enrolled in Jersey County, IL, 59.1% men and 40.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 142 records, of which 47.2% were women and 52.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 9 degrees awarded
  2. 8 degrees awarded
  3. 7 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jersey County, IL was General Education with 9 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
115 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Principia College with 115 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 50 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jersey County, IL, which is 0.769 times less than the 65 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 82 degrees mean that there were 20.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($31,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($930) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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 Jersey County, IL was $161,800 in 2022, which is 0.574 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $146,900 to $161,800, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Jersey County, IL is 81.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jersey County, IL have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jersey County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jersey County, IL is $77,607. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jersey County, IL was Census Tract 103 with a value of $98,750, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 104.01, with respective values of $91,161 and $79,311.

In 2022, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jersey County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.39%.

Property

$161,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,662
$6,272
Median Property Taxes
±$539

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 Jersey County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

81.1%
Homeownership
2022
60.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.1% of the housing units in Jersey County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 103
  2. Census Tract 102
  3. Census Tract 104.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jersey County, IL was Census Tract 103 with a value of $98,750, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 104.01, with respective values of $91,161 and $79,311.

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

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Household Income

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$77,607
Median Household Income
± $7,437
7.74k
Number of Households
± 631

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.74k households in Jersey County, IL grew to $77,607 from the previous year's value of $71,655.

The following chart displays the households in Jersey 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 Jersey 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 (78.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (10%)
  3. Carpooled (7.43%)

In 2022, 78.9% of workers in Jersey County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10%) and those who carpooled to work (7.43%).

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jersey County, IL have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.97% of the workforce in Jersey 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 Jersey County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jersey 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 Jersey County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.39%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.08% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jersey County, IL (1.66k out of 20.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jersey 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, 11.8% of the children was living in poverty in Jersey County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 132 in Jersey County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 181 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.6% of the population of Jersey County, IL has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 9.2% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jersey County, IL see 2419 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.33% decrease from the previous year (2427 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2162 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1441 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,419 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jersey County, IL

Primary care physicians in Jersey County, IL see an average of 2,419 patients per year. This represents a 0.33% decrease from the previous year (2,427 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jersey 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 21.5% under 18 years, 19.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.43%
Uninsured
55.2%
Employer Coverage
13.7%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
9.2%
Non-Group
1.28%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jersey County, IL declined by 13.8% from 5.15% to 4.43%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Jersey 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 35.2% in Jersey County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.87% in Jersey County, IL.

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