Marion County, IL

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2022 Population
37,543
0.63% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.9
0.475% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17%
0.485% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,099
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$96,200
14.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Marion County, IL had a population of 37.5k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $59,099. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Marion County, IL declined from 37,781 to 37,543, a −0.63% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,209 to $59,099, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.31%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.49%), White (Hispanic) (0.97%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.788%).

None of the households in Marion 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.

99.3% of the residents in Marion County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Marion County, IL was $96,200, and the homeownership rate was 73.8%.

Most people in Marion County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Marion County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Marion County, IL is home to a population of 37.5k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.32% of Marion County, IL residents were born outside of the country (497 people).

In 2022, there were 20.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.9k people) in Marion County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.62k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 935 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Marion County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Marion County, IL was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marion County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    33.9k ± 116
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.62k ± 123
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    935 ± 173
2.24%
Hispanic Population
841 people

In 2022, there were 20.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.9k people) in Marion County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.62k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 935 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.24% of the people in Marion County, IL are hispanic (841 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.32%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
497 people
1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
379 people

As of 2022, 1.32% of Marion County, IL residents (497 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 Marion County, IL was 1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    996 ± 148
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    479 ± 113
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    429 ± 130

Marion County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Marion County, IL employs 16.4k people. The largest industries in Marion County, IL are Manufacturing (3,146 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,928 people), and Retail Trade (1,852 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,531), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,642), and Transportation & Warehousing ($63,500).

Occupations

16.4k
2022 Value
± 719
0.784%
1 Year growth
± 6.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marion County, IL grew at a rate of 0.784%, from 16.3k employees to 16.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marion County, IL, are Production Occupations (2,103 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,574 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,466 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marion County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.4k
2022 Value
± 719
0.784%
1 Year growth
± 6.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marion County, IL grew at a rate of 0.784%, from 16.3k employees to 16.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marion County, IL, are Manufacturing (3,146 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,928 people), and Retail Trade (1,852 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marion County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Marion 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

$46,443
Median earning men ± $2,387
$31,413
Median earning women ± $2,439

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,563), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,475), and Public Administration ($61,036).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($50,921), Public Administration ($46,250), and Wholesale Trade ($43,191).

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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. 306
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 262
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 190
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Marion County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 72.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.934%).

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 Marion County, IL was $96,200 in 2022, which is 0.341 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $83,700 to $96,200, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Marion County, IL is 73.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Marion County, IL have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Marion County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Marion County, IL is $59,099. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Marion County, IL was Census Tract 9517 with a value of $81,131, followed by Census Tract 9524 and Census Tract 9522, with respective values of $71,724 and $71,146.

Property

$96,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,143
$11,244
Median Property Taxes
±$565

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

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

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Rent vs Own

73.8%
Homeownership
2022
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.8% of the housing units in Marion County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Marion County, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9517
  2. Census Tract 9524
  3. Census Tract 9522

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marion County, IL was Census Tract 9517 with a value of $81,131, followed by Census Tract 9524 and Census Tract 9522, with respective values of $71,724 and $71,146.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Marion County, 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.
$59,099
Median Household Income
± $2,310
15.2k
Number of Households
± 682

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.2k households in Marion County, IL grew to $59,099 from the previous year's value of $53,209.

The following chart displays the households in Marion 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 Marion 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.8%)

In 2022, 82.8% of workers in Marion County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (4.8%).

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

19.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marion County, IL have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.96% of the workforce in Marion 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 Marion County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marion County, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marion County, IL (6.16k out of 36.3k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marion County, 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

93.4% of the population of Marion County, IL has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 25.7% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 2.51% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Marion County, IL see 3382 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.9% increase from the previous year (2894 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2470 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 270 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,382 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marion County, IL

Primary care physicians in Marion County, IL see an average of 3,382 patients per year. This represents a 16.9% increase from the previous year (2,894 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marion 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 24.8% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.56%
Uninsured
40.3%
Employer Coverage
25.7%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
2.51%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marion County, IL declined by 4.84% from 6.89% to 6.56%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marion County, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 74.9 in Marion County, IL.

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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 37.1% in Marion County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.02% in Marion County, IL.

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