Scott County, IL

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2022 Population
4,899
0.488% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.7
0.224% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11%
9.26% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,500
10.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$95,000
3.83% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Scott County, IL had a population of 4.9k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $70,500. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Scott County, IL declined from 4,923 to 4,899, a −0.488% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,555 to $70,500, a 10.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%), Other (Hispanic) (1.02%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.776%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.204%).

None of the households in Scott 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.

99.8% of the residents in Scott County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Scott County, IL was $95,000, and the homeownership rate was 82%.

Most people in Scott County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Scott County, IL borders Greene County, IL, Morgan County, IL, and Pike County, IL.

Population & Diversity

Scott County, IL is home to a population of 4.9k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.857% of Scott County, IL residents were born outside of the country (42 people).

In 2022, there were 45.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.69k people) in Scott County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 102 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 50 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Scott County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, IL was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.69k ± 10
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    102 ± 53.9
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    50 ± 59
1.37%
Hispanic Population
67 people

In 2022, there were 45.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.69k people) in Scott County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 102 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 50 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.37% of the people in Scott County, IL are hispanic (67 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.857%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
42 people
1.16%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
57 people

As of 2022, 0.857% of Scott County, IL residents (42 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 Scott County, IL was 1.16%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    137 ± 40
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    26 ± 24
  3. Korea
    14 ± 16

Scott County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Scott County, IL employs 2.25k people. The largest industries in Scott County, IL are Manufacturing (371 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (331 people), and Educational Services (279 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($111,875), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($85,841), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,578).

Occupations

2.25k
2022 Value
± 193
−4.38%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scott County, IL declined at a rate of −4.38%, from 2.35k employees to 2.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, IL, are Management Occupations (319 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (227 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (220 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.25k
2022 Value
± 193
−4.38%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scott County, IL declined at a rate of −4.38%, from 2.35k employees to 2.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, IL, are Manufacturing (371 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (331 people), and Educational Services (279 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Scott 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

$49,528
Median earning men ± $3,955
$36,667
Median earning women ± $6,594

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,597), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($84,583), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,455).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,938), Public Administration ($52,885), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,333).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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. 32
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 16
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 15
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Scott County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 77.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.13%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scott County, IL was $95,000 in 2022, which is 0.337 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $91,500 to $95,000, a 3.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Scott County, IL is 82%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Scott County, IL have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Scott County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$95,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,474
$1,601
Median Property Taxes
±$156

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 Scott County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

82%
Homeownership
2022
63%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82% of the housing units in Scott County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9706
  2. Census Tract 9707

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

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Household Income

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$70,500
Median Household Income
± $6,880
1.95k
Number of Households
± 175

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.95k households in Scott County, IL grew to $70,500 from the previous year's value of $63,555.

The following chart displays the households in Scott 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 Scott 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 (82.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.64%)
  3. Carpooled (6.72%)

In 2022, 82.8% of workers in Scott County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.64%) and those who carpooled to work (6.72%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, IL have a shorter commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Scott 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 Scott County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scott County, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, IL (531 out of 4.84k 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 < 5, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scott County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

95% of the population of Scott County, IL has health coverage, with 47.7% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 9.5% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.99%
Uninsured
47.7%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
17.5%
Medicare
9.5%
Non-Group
1.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, IL grew by 18.1% from 4.22% to 4.99%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

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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 35.3% in Scott County, IL.

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