Champaign County, IL

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Population

207,946

0.739% growth

Median Age

29.7


Median Household Income

$49,586

1.4% growth

Poverty Rate

21.4%


Number of Employees

103,099

0.6% decline

Median Property Value

$154,800

2.25% growth

About

In 2017, Champaign County, IL had a population of 208k people with a median age of 29.7 and a median household income of $49,586. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Champaign County, IL grew from 206,420 to 207,946, a 0.739% increase and its median household income grew from $48,899 to $49,586, a 1.4% increase.

The population of Champaign County, IL is 68.3% White Alone, 13% Black or African American Alone, and 10.3% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Champaign County, IL speak a non-English language, and 91.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Champaign County, IL are University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (12,994 degrees awarded in 2016), Parkland College (1,529 degrees), and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Urbana (24 degrees).

The median property value in Champaign County, IL is $154,800, and the homeownership rate is 54.5%. Most people in Champaign County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Champaign County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Champaign County, IL employs 103k people. The largest industries in Champaign County, IL are Educational Services (25,947 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,716 people), and Retail Trade (10,549 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,125), Utilities ($66,849), and Public Administration ($50,740).

Median household income in Champaign County, IL is $49,586. Males in Champaign 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 Champaign County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,586

2017 value

± $1,516

1.4%

1 Year Growth

± 4.3%

Households in Champaign County, IL have a median annual income of $49,586, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,899 in 2016, which represents a 1.4% 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 Champaign 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 12.04

  2. Census Tract 12.06

  3. Census Tract 12.05

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Champaign County, IL was Census Tract 12.04 with a value of $123,750, followed by Census Tract 12.06 and Census Tract 12.05, with respective values of $101,944 and $94,590.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Champaign County, IL (41.1k out of 192k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 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

    23,156 ± 1,199

  2. Black

    8,762 ± 674

  3. Asian

    7,240 ± 452

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Champaign County, IL is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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

103k

2017 Value

± 2,216

-0.6%

1 Year decline

± 3.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Champaign County, IL declined at a rate of -0.6%, from 104k employees to 103k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Champaign County, IL, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (13,615 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,276 people), and Management Occupations (9,447 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Champaign County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Champaign County, IL, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (13,615 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,276 people), and Management Occupations (9,447 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Champaign County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.18 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.18 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Champaign County, IL, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($67,270), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,460), and Legal Occupations ($65,147).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

103k

2017 Value

± 2,216

-0.6%

1 Year decline

± 3.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Champaign County, IL declined at a rate of -0.6%, from 104k employees to 103k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Champaign County, IL, are Educational Services (25,947 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,716 people), and Retail Trade (10,549 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Champaign County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Champaign 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 Champaign County, IL, by number of employees, are Educational Services (25,947 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,716 people), and Retail Trade (10,549 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Champaign County, IL has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.72 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.11 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Champaign County, IL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,125), Utilities ($66,849), and Public Administration ($50,740).

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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

94.2% of the population of Champaign County, IL has health coverage, with 58% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 8.71% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 0.925% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Champaign County, IL see 1060 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.4% decrease from the previous year (1197 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1603 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 439 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

1,060 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Champaign County, IL see an average of 1,060 patients per year. This represents a 11.4% decrease from the previous year (1,197 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Champaign 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

5.79%

Uninsured

58%

Employer Coverage

11.6%

Medicaid

8.71%

Medicare

15%

Non-Group

0.925%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Champaign County, IL declined by 13.7% from 6.71% to 5.79%.

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

Champaign County, IL is home to a population of 208k people, from which 91.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.9% of Champaign County, IL residents were born outside of the country (24.7k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Champaign County, IL is composed of 142k White Alone residents (68.3%), 26.9k Black or African American Alone residents (13%), 21.4k Asian Alone residents (10.3%), 12k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.75%), 4.9k Two or More Races residents (2.35%), 282 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.136%), 250 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.12%), and 116 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0558%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Champaign County, IL was 29.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Champaign County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Champaign County, IL residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

24.7k people

11.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

23.8k people

As of 2017, 11.9% of Champaign County, IL residents (24.7k 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 Champaign County, IL was 11.5%, 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

91.8%

2017 Citizenship

92.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.8% of Champaign County, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Champaign County, IL was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    142k ± 124

  2. Black or African American Alone

    26.9k ± 491

  3. Asian Alone

    21.4k ± 413

In 2017, there were 5.28 times more White Alone residents (142k people) in Champaign County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.9k Black or African American Alone and 21.4k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Champaign 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 Champaign 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 Champaign County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Champaign 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

    3,021 ± 254

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,447 ± 275

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,406 ± 287

Champaign County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Champaign County, IL awarded 14,547 degrees. The student population of Champaign County, IL is skewed towards men, with 29,004 male students and 25,564 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Champaign County, IL are White (7,524 and 66.2%), followed by Asian (1,721 and 15.1%), Hispanic or Latino (918 and 8.08%), and Black or African American (709 and 6.24%).

The largest universities in Champaign County, IL by number of degrees awarded are University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (12,994 and 89.3%), Parkland College (1,529 and 10.5%), and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Urbana (24 and 0.165%).

The most popular majors in Champaign County, IL are Accounting (891 and 6.12%), Computer Science (546 and 3.75%), and General Psychology (523 and 3.6%).

The median tuition costs in Champaign County, IL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $14,162 and $30,989 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 485 degrees awarded

  2. 425 degrees awarded

  3. 421 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Champaign County, IL was General Psychology with 485 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 12,994 degrees awarded

  2. 1,529 degrees awarded

  3. 24 degrees awarded

$14,162

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Champaign County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with 12,994 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,572

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,975

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 7,572 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Champaign County, IL, which is 1.09 times more than the 6,975 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Champaign County, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,524 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,721 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    918 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Champaign County, IL were to White students. These 7,524 degrees mean that there were 4.37 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,721 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Champaign County, IL was $154,800 in 2017, which is 0.711 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $151,400 to $154,800, a 2.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Champaign County, IL is 54.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Champaign County, IL have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Champaign 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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$49,586

Median Household Income

± $1,516

81.4k

Number of Households

± 1,799

In 2017, the median household income of the 81.4k households in Champaign County, IL grew to $49,586 from the previous year's value of $48,899.

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

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Housing

Property Value

$154,800

2017 Median

± $2,450

$151,400

2016 Median

± $2,423

In 2017, the median property value in Champaign County, IL grew to to $154,800 from the previous year's value of $151,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Champaign 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 Champaign County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

54.5%

2017 Homeownership

55%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.5% of the housing units in Champaign County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Champaign 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 Champaign County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Champaign County, IL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Champaign County, IL have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.998% of the workforce in Champaign County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.42%

  3. Walked

    7.83%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Champaign County, IL was Drove Alone (69.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.42%) and those who Walked (7.83%).

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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