Hamilton County, IL

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Population
8,221
0.46% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
Median Age
44.1

Poverty Rate
9.48%

Median Household Income
$56,862
20.2% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$98,100
7.21% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
3,635
3.09% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Hamilton County, IL had a population of 8.22k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $56,862. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Hamilton County, IL declined from 8,259 to 8,221, a -0.46% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,293 to $56,862, a 20.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hamilton County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.3%), White (Hispanic) (1.5%), Other (Hispanic) (0.912%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.596%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.377%). 0% of the households in Hamilton County, IL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.6% of the residents in Hamilton County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Hamilton County, IL was $98,100, and the homeownership rate was 80.6%. Most people in Hamilton County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Hamilton County, IL was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Illinois (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Illinois across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Hamilton County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 77% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (19.3%), followed by Other (3.79%). The most partisan county was Wayne County, IL with 84.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Hamilton County, IL
77% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Illinois
  1. 84.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Illinois was Wayne County, IL with 84.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Illinois colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 18 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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Diversity

Hamilton County, IL is home to a population of 8.22k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.59% of Hamilton County, IL residents were born outside of the country (131 people).

In 2018, there were 64.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.92k people) in Hamilton County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 123 White (Hispanic) and 75 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hamilton County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.92k ± 15
  2. White (Hispanic)
    123 ± 95
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    75 ± 96
2.41%
Hispanic Population
198 people

In 2018, there were 64.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.92k people) in Hamilton County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 123 White (Hispanic) and 75 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.41% of the people in Hamilton County, IL are hispanic (198 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.59%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
131 people
0.484%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
40 people

As of 2018, 1.59% of Hamilton County, IL residents (131 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hamilton County, IL was 0.484%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 30.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Hamilton County, IL was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Hamilton County, IL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Hamilton County, IL residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    644,788 ± 19,210 people
  2. India
    156,084 ± 9,640 people
  3. Poland
    130,079 ± 8,810 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 644,788 Illinois residents, followed by India with 156,084 and Poland with 130,079.

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Citizenship

99.6%
2018 Citizenship
99.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.6% of Hamilton County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Hamilton County, IL was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    227 ± 73
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    88 ± 65
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    36 ± 33

Hamilton County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Hamilton County, IL is $56,862. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hamilton County, IL was Census Tract 9733 with a value of $62,292, followed by Census Tract 9732 and Census Tract 9731, with respective values of $62,260 and $43,438.

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,164. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Hamilton County, IL employs 3.64k people. The largest industries in Hamilton County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (505 people), Educational Services (388 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (380 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,979), Wholesale Trade ($61,429), and Public Administration ($55,179).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,862
2018 value
± $4,069
20.2%
1 Year Growth
± 14.9%

Households in Hamilton County, IL have a median annual income of $56,862, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,293 in 2017, which represents a 20.2% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Hamilton County, IL compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,849
Average Male Salary in Illinois
± $1,220
$56,164
Average Female Salary in Illinois
± $916

In 2019, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.35 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 in Illinois
  1. Asian
    $71,781 ± $3,365
  2. White
    $60,455 ± $832
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $58,312 ± $36,766

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Illinois.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hamilton County, IL is from Illinois.
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2018 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2019, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0501% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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 9733
  2. Census Tract 9732
  3. Census Tract 9731

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hamilton County, IL was Census Tract 9733 with a value of $62,292, followed by Census Tract 9732 and Census Tract 9731, with respective values of $62,260 and $43,438.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.48% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hamilton County, IL (771 out of 8.13k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    766 ± 159
  2. Black
    5 ± 72
  3. Native American
    0 ± 76

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

Employment by Occupations

3.64k
2018 Value
± 370
-3.09%
1 Year decline
± 14.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Hamilton County, IL declined at a rate of -3.09%, from 3.75k employees to 3.64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hamilton County, IL, are Management Occupations (419 people), Production Occupations (316 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (299 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hamilton County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hamilton County, IL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (419 people), Production Occupations (316 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (299 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hamilton County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.23 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.25 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.99 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hamilton County, IL, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($91,534), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,250), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($63,882).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.64k
2018 Value
± 370
-3.09%
1 Year decline
± 14.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Hamilton County, IL declined at a rate of -3.09%, from 3.75k employees to 3.64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hamilton County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (505 people), Educational Services (388 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (380 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hamilton County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Hamilton 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 Hamilton County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (505 people), Educational Services (388 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (380 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hamilton County, IL has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (20 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.44 times), and Utilities (3.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hamilton County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($76,979), Wholesale Trade ($61,429), and Public Administration ($55,179).

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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. $122B
  2. $88.6B
  3. $84.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $122B, followed by Gasoline ($88.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($84.5B).

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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$1.07T
2018 Value in Illinois
$2.16T
Projected 2045 Value in Illinois
101% growth

In 2018, total outbound Illinois trade was $1.07T. This is expected to increase 101% to $2.16T 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. $75.5B
  2. $51.8B
  3. $48B

In 2018, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $75.5B, followed by Wisconsin with $51.8B and Michigan and $48B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hamilton County, IL was $98,100 in 2018, which is 0.427 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $91,500 to $98,100, a 7.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Hamilton County, IL is 80.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hamilton County, IL have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hamilton County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$98,100
2018 Median
± $9,386
$91,500
2017 Median
± $9,499

In 2018, the median property value in Hamilton County, IL grew to to $98,100 from the previous year's value of $91,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hamilton 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 Hamilton County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$56,862
Median Household Income
± $4,069
3.38k
Number of Households
± 329

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.38k households in Hamilton County, IL grew to $56,862 from the previous year's value of $47,293.

The following chart displays the households in Hamilton 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hamilton County, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hamilton County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.6%
2018 Homeownership
78.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 80.6% of the housing units in Hamilton County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hamilton County, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hamilton County, IL have a longer commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.66% of the workforce in Hamilton County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (78.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.15%)

In 2018, 78.4% of workers in Hamilton County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (7.15%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hamilton County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hamilton County, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

93.8% of the population of Hamilton County, IL has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 0.847% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hamilton County, IL see 2721 patients per year on average, which represents a 32.9% increase from the previous year (2048 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8116 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4058 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.9%). Additionally, Vermilion County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,721 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hamilton County, IL

Primary care physicians in Hamilton County, IL see an average of 2,721 patients per year. This represents a 32.9% increase from the previous year (2,048 patients).

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

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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 in Illinois
$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

6.21%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
0.847%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hamilton County, IL declined by 34.5% from 9.48% to 6.21%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hamilton 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. 19.9% prevalence
  2. 18.5% prevalence
  3. 18.3% prevalence

Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 19.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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