Kane County, IL

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Population

534,216

0.0844% decline

Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$79,818

5.54% growth

Poverty Rate

10.4%


Number of Employees

275,153

2.97% growth

Median Property Value

$246,000

3.71% growth

About

In 2018, Kane County, IL had a population of 534k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $79,818. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Kane County, IL declined from 534,667 to 534,216, a -0.0844% decrease and its median household income grew from $75,628 to $79,818, a 5.54% increase.

The population of Kane County, IL is 56.6% White Alone, 32.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.26% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Kane County, IL speak a non-English language, and 90.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kane County, IL are Elgin Community College (2,054 degrees awarded in 2017), Waubonsee Community College (1,822 degrees), and Aurora University (1,805 degrees).

The median property value in Kane County, IL is $246,000, and the homeownership rate is 75.3%. Most people in Kane County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Kane County, IL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Kane County, IL employs 275k people. The largest industries in Kane County, IL are Manufacturing (43,650 people), Retail Trade (32,880 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (27,786 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($94,714), Utilities ($75,576), and Information ($74,313).

Median household income in Kane County, IL is $79,818. Males in Kane County, IL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,889. The income inequality in Kane County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$79,818

2018 value

± $3,099

5.54%

1 Year Growth

± 4.41%

Households in Kane County, IL have a median annual income of $79,818, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $75,628 in 2017, which represents a 5.54% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,413

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$55,889

Average Female Salary

± $913

In 2018, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.33 times more than female 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

    $70,233 ± $3,218

  2. White

    $60,032 ± $826

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $53,351 ± $34,221

In 2018 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 Kane County, IL is from Illinois.

0.48

2018 Wage GINI

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.354% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 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 8521.01

  2. Census Tract 8521.02

  3. Census Tract 8524.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kane County, IL was Census Tract 8521.01 with a value of $173,333, followed by Census Tract 8521.02 and Census Tract 8524.01, with respective values of $127,070 and $126,630.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kane County, IL (54.6k out of 523k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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. Hispanic

    28,477 ± 1,361

  2. White

    26,476 ± 1,350

  3. Other

    16,802 ± 1,148

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

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

275k

2018 Value

± 9,566

2.97%

1 Year growth

± 4.63%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kane County, IL grew at a rate of 2.97%, from 267k employees to 275k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kane County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,752 people), Sales & Related Occupations (31,040 people), and Management Occupations (26,852 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kane County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kane County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,752 people), Sales & Related Occupations (31,040 people), and Management Occupations (26,852 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kane County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.81 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.43 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kane County, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($98,257), Management Occupations ($90,682), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($90,074).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

275k

2018 Value

± 9,566

2.97%

1 Year growth

± 4.63%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kane County, IL grew at a rate of 2.97%, from 267k employees to 275k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kane County, IL, are Manufacturing (43,650 people), Retail Trade (32,880 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (27,786 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kane County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Kane 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 Kane County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (43,650 people), Retail Trade (32,880 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (27,786 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kane County, IL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.63 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.3 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kane County, IL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($94,714), Utilities ($75,576), and Information ($74,313).

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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. $82.9B

  2. $78.3B

  3. $75B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $82.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($78.3B) and Gasoline ($75B).

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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$952B

2020 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

37.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $952B. This is expected to increase 37.7% 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. $69.2B

  2. $54.7B

  3. $36.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $69.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $54.7B and Michigan and $36.3B.

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

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Health

92.5% of the population of Kane County, IL has health coverage, with 55% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 9.83% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.659% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Kane County, IL see 2380 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.54% increase from the previous year (2344 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1597 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 512 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

2,380 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kane County, IL see an average of 2,380 patients per year. This represents a 1.54% increase from the previous year (2,344 patients).

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

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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

7.52%

Uninsured

55%

Employer Coverage

15.7%

Medicaid

9.83%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

0.659%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kane County, IL declined by 14.7% from 8.82% to 7.52%.

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

Kane County, IL is home to a population of 534k people, from which 90.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.1% of Kane County, IL residents were born outside of the country (96.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kane County, IL is composed of 302k White Alone residents (56.6%), 172k Hispanic or Latino residents (32.2%), 28.1k Black or African American Alone residents (5.26%), 21k Asian Alone residents (3.93%), 8.26k Two or More Races residents (1.55%), 1.22k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.228%), 702 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.131%), and 184 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0344%).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Kane County, IL was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Kane County, IL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Kane County, IL residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

96.6k people

18.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

96.3k people

As of 2017, 18.1% of Kane County, IL residents (96.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kane County, IL was 18.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    642,065 ± 19,171 people

  2. India

    174,548 ± 10,187 people

  3. Poland

    126,880 ± 8,702 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 642,065 Illinois residents, followed by India with 174,548 and Poland with 126,880.

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Citizenship

90.8%

2018 Citizenship

89.5%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 90.8% of Kane County, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Kane County, IL was 89.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    302k ± 555

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    172k ± 11.1k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    28.1k ± 1.34k

In 2018, there were 1.76 times more White Alone residents (302k people) in Kane County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 172k Hispanic or Latino and 28.1k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kane County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    7,522 ± 1,578

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,938 ± 1,423

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,601 ± 922

Kane County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Kane County, IL awarded 6,330 degrees. The student population of Kane County, IL is skewed towards women, with 11,203 male students and 15,538 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kane County, IL are White (3,766 and 59.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,567 and 24.9%), Black or African American (355 and 5.65%), and Unknown (232 and 3.69%).

The largest universities in Kane County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Elgin Community College (2,054 and 32.4%), Waubonsee Community College (1,822 and 28.8%), and Aurora University (1,805 and 28.5%).

The most popular majors in Kane County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (870 and 13.7%), Biological & Physical Sciences (700 and 11.1%), and Social Work (529 and 8.36%).

The median tuition costs in Kane County, IL are $25,834 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 700 degrees awarded

  2. 169 degrees awarded

  3. 859 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kane County, IL was Biological & Physical Sciences with 700 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,054 degrees awarded

  2. 1,822 degrees awarded

  3. 1,805 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$25,834

Median Private

In 2017, the Kane County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Elgin Community College with 2,054 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,534

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,796

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,534 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kane County, IL, which is 0.668 times less than the 3,796 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Kane County, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,766 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,567 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    355 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kane County, IL were to White students. These 3,766 degrees mean that there were 2.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,567 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kane County, IL was $246,000 in 2018, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $237,200 to $246,000, a 3.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Kane County, IL is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kane County, IL have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kane County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$246,000

2018 Median

± $6,621

$237,200

2017 Median

± $6,933

In 2018, the median property value in Kane County, IL grew to to $246,000 from the previous year's value of $237,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kane 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 Kane County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$79,818

Median Household Income

± $3,099

184k

Number of Households

± 7,403

In 2018, the median household income of the 184k households in Kane County, IL grew to $79,818 from the previous year's value of $75,628.

The following chart displays the households in Kane 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.3%

2018 Homeownership

75.1%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75.3% of the housing units in Kane County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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

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Commute Time

27.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kane County, IL have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.5% of the workforce in Kane County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.6%

  2. Carpooled

    12.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.12%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Kane County, IL was Drove Alone (76.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.1%) and those who Worked At Home (6.12%).

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

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