Normal, IL

Census Place

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2022 Population
52,920
0.984% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
25.2
0.398% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.4%
8.75% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,965
9.22% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$194,400
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
26,682
0.128% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Normal, IL had a population of 52.9k people with a median age of 25.2 and a median household income of $63,965. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Normal, IL declined from 53,446 to 52,920, a −0.984% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,564 to $63,965, a 9.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Normal, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.91%), White (Hispanic) (3.38%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.95%).

None of the households in Normal, 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.

96.8% of the residents in Normal, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Normal, IL are Illinois State University (5,654 degrees awarded in 2022), Heartland Community College (1,306 degrees), and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Normal (67 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Normal, IL was $194,400, and the homeownership rate was 55.8%.

Most people in Normal, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Normal, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Normal, IL is home to a population of 52.9k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.25% of Normal, IL residents were born outside of the country (3.31k people).

In 2022, there were 5.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.8k people) in Normal, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.68k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.07k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.8% of Normal, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Normal, IL was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Normal, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39.8k ± 1.09k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.68k ± 736
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.07k ± 470
6.03%
Hispanic Population
3.19k people

In 2022, there were 5.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.8k people) in Normal, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.68k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.07k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.03% of the people in Normal, IL are hispanic (3.19k 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

6.25%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.31k people
6.28%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.35k people

As of 2022, 6.25% of Normal, IL residents (3.31k 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 Normal, IL was 6.28%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    524 ± 150
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    497 ± 201
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    192 ± 144

Normal, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Normal, IL employs 26.7k people. The largest industries in Normal, IL are Educational Services (5,149 people), Retail Trade (3,462 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,457 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($84,158), Utilities ($82,462), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,882).

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

26.7k
2022 Value
± 1,417
0.128%
1 Year growth
± 7.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Normal, IL grew at a rate of 0.128%, from 26.6k employees to 26.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Normal, IL, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,400 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,597 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2,323 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Normal, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

26.7k
2022 Value
± 1,417
0.128%
1 Year growth
± 7.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Normal, IL grew at a rate of 0.128%, from 26.6k employees to 26.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Normal, IL, are Educational Services (5,149 people), Retail Trade (3,462 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,457 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Normal, IL, though some of these residents may live in Normal, 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

$45,563
Median earning men ± $3,471
$27,833
Median earning women ± $2,034

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($93,315), Public Administration ($74,288), and Construction ($69,115).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($68,165), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,890), and Manufacturing ($51,759).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Normal, IL awarded 7,092 degrees. The student population of Normal, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 10,778 male students and 14,854 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Normal, IL are White (5,174 and 76.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (685 and 10.1%), Black or African American (447 and 6.57%), and Two or More Races (229 and 3.37%).

The largest universities in Normal, IL by number of degrees awarded are Illinois State University (5,654 and 79.7%), Heartland Community College (1,306 and 18.4%), and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Normal (67 and 0.945%).

The most popular majors in Normal, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (652 and 9.19%), Elementary Education & Teaching (281 and 3.96%), and Registered Nursing (271 and 3.82%).

The median tuition cost in Normal, IL for a public four year colleges is $10,907 for in-state students and $20,175 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Normal, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 25,632 (42% men and 58% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 25,632 students enrolled in Normal, IL, 42% men and 58% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 17,135 records, of which 58.2% were women and 41.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 243 degrees awarded
  2. 207 degrees awarded
  3. 281 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Normal, IL was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 243 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,654 degrees awarded
  2. 1,306 degrees awarded
  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Illinois State University with 5,654 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,818 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Normal, IL, which is 0.659 times less than the 4,274 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 5,174 degrees mean that there were 7.55 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 685 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,907) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,034) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($900) 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 Normal, IL was $194,400 in 2022, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $172,400 to $194,400, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Normal, IL is 55.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Normal, IL have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Normal, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Normal, IL is $63,965. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Normal, IL was Census Tract 52.01 with a value of $105,104, followed by Census Tract 1.05 and Census Tract 5.02, with respective values of $97,071 and $92,344.

Property

$194,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,053
$10,968
Median Property Taxes
±$592

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Normal, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.8% of the housing units in Normal, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 52.01
  2. Census Tract 1.05
  3. Census Tract 5.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Normal, IL was Census Tract 52.01 with a value of $105,104, followed by Census Tract 1.05 and Census Tract 5.02, with respective values of $97,071 and $92,344.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$63,965
Median Household Income
± $5,467
19.7k
Number of Households
± 1,200

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.7k households in Normal, IL grew to $63,965 from the previous year's value of $58,564.

The following chart displays the households in Normal, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Normal, 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 (72.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.5%)
  3. Walked (7.78%)

In 2022, 72.5% of workers in Normal, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.5%) and those who walked to work (7.78%).

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Commute Time

17.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Normal, IL have a shorter commute time (17.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.36% of the workforce in Normal, 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 Normal, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Normal, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Normal, IL (10.9k out of 46.5k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Normal, IL is White, followed by Black 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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Health

96.2% of the population of Normal, IL has health coverage, with 53.8% on employee plans, 7.88% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 23.4% on non-group plans, and 0.392% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in McLean County, IL see 1787 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.722% decrease from the previous year (1800 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1502 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,787 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in McLean County, IL

Primary care physicians in McLean County, IL see an average of 1,787 patients per year. This represents a 0.722% decrease from the previous year (1,800 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McLean 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 21.6% under 18 years, 39.9% between 18 and 34 years, 27.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 11% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.77%
Uninsured
53.8%
Employer Coverage
7.88%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
23.4%
Non-Group
0.392%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Normal, IL declined by 0.336% from 3.79% to 3.77%.

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