Monroe County, IL

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Population

33,739

0.107% growth

Median Age

42.3


Median Household Income

$74,410

1.99% growth

Poverty Rate

5.33%


Number of Employees

17,657

1.28% growth

Median Property Value

$195,500

1.51% growth

About

In 2017, Monroe County, IL had a population of 33.7k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $74,410. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monroe County, IL grew from 33,703 to 33,739, a 0.107% increase and its median household income grew from $72,956 to $74,410, a 1.99% increase.

The population of Monroe County, IL is 96.5% White Alone, 1.51% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.791% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Monroe County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monroe County, IL are Career Center of Southern Illinois (66 degrees awarded in 2016) and Creative Touch Cosmetology School (6 degrees).

The median property value in Monroe County, IL is $195,500, and the homeownership rate is 82%. Most people in Monroe County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Monroe County, IL employs 17.7k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,608 people), Manufacturing (2,026 people), and Retail Trade (1,703 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($108,482), Utilities ($102,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,432).

Median household income in Monroe County, IL is $74,410. Males in Monroe 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 Monroe County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,410

2017 value

± $4,039

1.99%

1 Year Growth

± 7.48%

Households in Monroe County, IL have a median annual income of $74,410, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $72,956 in 2016, which represents a 1.99% 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.

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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 Monroe 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 6001.02

  2. Census Tract 6004.02

  3. Census Tract 6001.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, IL was Census Tract 6001.02 with a value of $95,606, followed by Census Tract 6004.02 and Census Tract 6001.01, with respective values of $78,712 and $78,648.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.33% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, IL (1.78k out of 33.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Females < 5.

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

    1,590 ± 290

  2. Asian

    129 ± 121

  3. Hispanic

    48 ± 119

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

Employment by Occupations

17.7k

2017 Value

± 813

1.28%

1 Year growth

± 6.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, IL grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 17.4k employees to 17.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,577 people), Management Occupations (2,254 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,768 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monroe County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,577 people), Management Occupations (2,254 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,768 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.31 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.27 times), and Management Occupations (1.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monroe County, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($104,250), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($87,866), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,679).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.7k

2017 Value

± 813

1.28%

1 Year growth

± 6.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, IL grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 17.4k employees to 17.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,608 people), Manufacturing (2,026 people), and Retail Trade (1,703 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Monroe 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 Monroe County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,608 people), Manufacturing (2,026 people), and Retail Trade (1,703 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, IL has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.78 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.54 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monroe County, IL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($108,482), Utilities ($102,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,432).

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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

96.8% of the population of Monroe County, IL has health coverage, with 66% on employee plans, 6.01% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.914% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, IL see 2823 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.2% increase from the previous year (2409 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1262 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 852 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

2,823 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, IL see an average of 2,823 patients per year. This represents a 17.2% increase from the previous year (2,409 patients).

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

3.16%

Uninsured

66%

Employer Coverage

6.01%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

0.914%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, IL declined by 25.4% from 4.24% to 3.16%.

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

Monroe County, IL is home to a population of 33.7k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.44% of Monroe County, IL residents were born outside of the country (487 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe County, IL is composed of 32.6k White Alone residents (96.5%), 508 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.51%), 267 Two or More Races residents (0.791%), 231 Asian Alone residents (0.685%), 141 Black or African American Alone residents (0.418%), 17 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0504%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monroe County, IL was 42.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Monroe County, IL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Monroe County, IL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.44%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

487 people

1.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

518 people

As of 2017, 1.44% of Monroe County, IL residents (487 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 Monroe County, IL was 1.54%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Monroe County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, IL was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    32.6k ± 47

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    508 ± 106

  3. Two or More Races

    267 ± 84.3

In 2017, there were 64.1 times more White Alone residents (32.6k people) in Monroe County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 508 Hispanic or Latino and 267 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    854 ± 144

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    292 ± 144

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    252 ± 88

Monroe County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Monroe County, IL awarded 72 degrees. The student population of Monroe County, IL is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 58 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe County, IL are White (46 and 63.9%), followed by Black or African American (24 and 33.3%), Two or More Races (2 and 2.78%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Monroe County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Career Center of Southern Illinois (66 and 91.7%) and Creative Touch Cosmetology School (6 and 8.33%).

The most popular majors in Monroe County, IL are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (51 and 70.8%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (15 and 20.8%), and General Cosmetology (5 and 6.94%).

The median tuition costs in Monroe County, IL are $N/A 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Monroe County, IL was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 51 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Monroe County, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 66 degrees awarded

  2. 6 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Monroe County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Career Center of Southern Illinois with 66 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

71

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monroe County, IL, which is 0.0141 times less than the 71 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    46 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Monroe County, IL were to White students. These 46 degrees mean that there were 1.92 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 24 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, IL was $195,500 in 2017, which is 0.898 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $192,600 to $195,500, a 1.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, IL is 82%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monroe County, IL have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe 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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$74,410

Median Household Income

± $4,039

13.2k

Number of Households

± 723

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.2k households in Monroe County, IL grew to $74,410 from the previous year's value of $72,956.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe 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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Housing

Property Value

$195,500

2017 Median

± $5,970

$192,600

2016 Median

± $5,704

In 2017, the median property value in Monroe County, IL grew to to $195,500 from the previous year's value of $192,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Monroe 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 Monroe County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82%

2017 Homeownership

83.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82% of the housing units in Monroe County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 83.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Monroe 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 Monroe County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monroe County, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, IL have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Monroe County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.6%

  2. Carpooled

    7.33%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.86%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Monroe County, IL was Drove Alone (84.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.33%) and those who Worked At Home (5.86%).

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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