Saline County, IL

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Population

24,430

0.929% decline

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$40,722

1.07% growth

Poverty Rate

20.6%


Number of Employees

9,723

0.786% decline

Median Property Value

$70,500

0.983% decline

About

In 2017, Saline County, IL had a population of 24.4k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $40,722. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Saline County, IL declined from 24,659 to 24,430, a -0.929% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,290 to $40,722, a 1.07% increase.

The population of Saline County, IL is 91.6% White Alone, 3.44% Black or African American Alone, and 2.42% Two or More Races. 1.64% of the people in Saline County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Saline County, IL are Southeastern Illinois College (554 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Saline County, IL is $70,500, and the homeownership rate is 72.5%. Most people in Saline County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Saline County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Saline County, IL employs 9.72k people. The largest industries in Saline County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,658 people), Retail Trade (1,167 people), and Educational Services (979 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,288), Utilities ($58,700), and Public Administration ($53,571).

Median household income in Saline County, IL is $40,722. Males in Saline 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 Saline County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,722

2017 value

± $2,498

1.07%

1 Year Growth

± 9.28%

Households in Saline County, IL have a median annual income of $40,722, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,290 in 2016, which represents a 1.07% 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 Saline County, IL 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 Saline County, IL 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 Saline 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 9556

  2. Census Tract 9562

  3. Census Tract 9557

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saline County, IL was Census Tract 9556 with a value of $64,516, followed by Census Tract 9562 and Census Tract 9557, with respective values of $56,361 and $47,969.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saline County, IL (4.92k out of 23.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    4,421 ± 392

  2. Black

    256 ± 131

  3. Two Or More

    229 ± 142

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Saline County, IL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

9.72k

2017 Value

± 564

-0.786%

1 Year decline

± 8.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saline County, IL declined at a rate of -0.786%, from 9.8k employees to 9.72k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saline County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,341 people), Sales & Related Occupations (889 people), and Production Occupations (762 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saline County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Saline County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,341 people), Sales & Related Occupations (889 people), and Production Occupations (762 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saline County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.51 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.17 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.89 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Saline County, IL, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($95,625), Legal Occupations ($85,417), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($68,359).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.72k

2017 Value

± 564

-0.786%

1 Year decline

± 8.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saline County, IL declined at a rate of -0.786%, from 9.8k employees to 9.72k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saline County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,658 people), Retail Trade (1,167 people), and Educational Services (979 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saline County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Saline 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 Saline County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,658 people), Retail Trade (1,167 people), and Educational Services (979 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saline County, IL has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (12.4 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.1 times), and Utilities (2.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Saline County, IL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,288), Utilities ($58,700), and Public Administration ($53,571).

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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 with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $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

92.9% of the population of Saline County, IL has health coverage, with 36.1% on employee plans, 28.9% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 2.08% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Saline County, IL see 1364 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.33% increase from the previous year (1295 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2701 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 675 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

1364 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Saline County, IL see an average of 1364 patients per year. This represents a 5.33% increase from the previous year (1295 patients).

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

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Access and Quality

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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

7.08%

Uninsured

36.1%

Employer Coverage

28.9%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

2.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saline County, IL declined by 16.8% from 8.5% to 7.08%.

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

Saline County, IL is home to a population of 24.4k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.04% of Saline County, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Saline County, IL is composed of 22.4k White Alone residents (91.6%), 841 Black or African American Alone residents (3.44%), 591 Two or More Races residents (2.42%), 423 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.73%), 168 Asian Alone residents (0.688%), 21 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.086%), 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0409%), and 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00409%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Saline County, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (186 speakers), Gujarati (59 speakers), and Tagalog (48 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 23.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Saline County, IL was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Saline County, IL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Saline County, IL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.04%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.04% of Saline County, IL residents 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 Saline County, IL was 1.28%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Saline County, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Saline County, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Saline County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Saline County, IL was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.4k ± 19

  2. Black or African American Alone

    841 ± 154

  3. Two or More Races

    591 ± 160

In 2017, there were 26.6 times more White Alone residents (22.4k people) in Saline County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 841 Black or African American Alone and 591 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 Saline County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    186 speakers (0.797%)

  2. Gujarati

    59 speakers (0.253%)

  3. Tagalog

    48 speakers (0.206%)

1.64% of Saline County, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Saline County, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.797% of the overall population of Saline County, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.253% speak Gujarati and 0.206% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    530 ± 103

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    264 ± 102

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    229 ± 110

Saline County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Saline County, IL awarded 554 degrees. The student population of Saline County, IL is skewed towards women, with 785 male students and 1,035 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Saline County, IL are White (504 and 91.3%), followed by Two or More Races (19 and 3.44%), Black or African American (17 and 3.08%), and Unknown (6 and 1.09%).

The largest universities in Saline County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Southeastern Illinois College (554 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Saline County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (101 and 18.2%), Biological & Physical Sciences (97 and 17.5%), and Welding Technology (41 and 7.4%).

The median tuition costs in Saline 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

Most Common

  1. 101 degrees awarded

  2. 97 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Saline County, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 101 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

554 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Saline County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southeastern Illinois College with 554 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

250

Degrees Awarded to Men

304

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 250 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Saline County, IL, which is 0.822 times less than the 304 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

    504 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    19 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    17 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Saline County, IL were to White students. These 504 degrees mean that there were 26.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Saline County, IL was $70,500 in 2017, which is 0.324 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $71,200 to $70,500, a 0.983% decrease. The homeownership rate in Saline County, IL is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Saline County, IL have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Saline 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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$40,722

Median Household Income

± $2,498

9.94k

Number of Households

± 542

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.94k households in Saline County, IL grew to $40,722 from the previous year's value of $40,290.

The following chart displays the households in Saline County, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$70,500

2017 Median

± $4,292

$71,200

2016 Median

± $3,503

In 2017, the median property value in Saline County, IL declined from to $70,500 from the previous year's value of $71,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Saline 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 Saline County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.5%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.5% of the housing units in Saline County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saline County, IL have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.57% of the workforce in Saline County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.56%

  3. Walked

    1.5%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Saline County, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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