Scott County, IL

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Population

5,109

1.16% decline

Median Age

43.7


Median Household Income

$48,542

5.05% growth

Poverty Rate

14.9%


Number of Employees

2,349

0.0851% decline

Median Property Value

$87,500

5.93% growth

About

In 2017, Scott County, IL had a population of 5.11k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $48,542. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Scott County, IL declined from 5,169 to 5,109, a -1.16% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,210 to $48,542, a 5.05% increase.

The population of Scott County, IL is 97.2% White Alone, 1.17% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.822% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Scott County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Scott County, IL is $87,500, and the homeownership rate is 75.7%. Most people in Scott County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Scott County, IL borders Greene County, IL, Morgan County, IL, and Pike County, IL.

Economy

The economy of Scott County, IL employs 2.35k people. The largest industries in Scott County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (343 people), Retail Trade (245 people), and Educational Services (208 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,531), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,964).

Median household income in Scott County, IL is $48,542. Males in Scott 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 Scott County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,542

2017 value

± $6,516

5.05%

1 Year Growth

± 18.1%

Households in Scott County, IL have a median annual income of $48,542, 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 $46,210 in 2016, which represents a 5.05% 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.

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

  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.

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 Scott 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 9707

  2. Census Tract 9706

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, IL was Census Tract 9707 with a value of $50,395, followed by Census Tract 9706 and N/A, with respective values of $44,292 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, IL (738 out of 4.95k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 25 - 34 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

    725 ± 102

  2. Two Or More

    7 ± 76

  3. Native American

    4 ± 75

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

2.35k

2017 Value

± 177

-0.0851%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scott County, IL declined at a rate of -0.0851%, from 2.35k employees to 2.35k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (361 people), Management Occupations (244 people), and Production Occupations (196 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Scott County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (361 people), Management Occupations (244 people), and Production Occupations (196 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.46 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.1 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.97 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Scott County, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($134,375), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($65,156), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($59,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.35k

2017 Value

± 177

-0.0851%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scott County, IL declined at a rate of -0.0851%, from 2.35k employees to 2.35k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (343 people), Retail Trade (245 people), and Educational Services (208 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Scott 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 Scott County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (343 people), Retail Trade (245 people), and Educational Services (208 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.05 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.65 times), and Wholesale Trade (2.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Scott County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,531), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,964).

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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

93.8% of the population of Scott County, IL has health coverage, with 48.1% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Scott County, IL see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 100% decrease from the previous year (5204 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5053 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Scott County, IL see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 100% decrease from the previous year (5,204 patients).

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

6.19%

Uninsured

48.1%

Employer Coverage

19.4%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

1.01%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, IL declined by 19.2% from 7.66% to 6.19%.

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

Scott County, IL is home to a population of 5.11k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.47% of Scott County, IL residents were born outside of the country (24 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Scott County, IL is composed of 4.97k White Alone residents (97.2%), 60 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.17%), 42 Two or More Races residents (0.822%), 25 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.489%), 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.137%), 6 Black or African American Alone residents (0.117%), 4 Asian Alone residents (0.0783%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 31.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Scott County, IL was 43.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Scott County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Scott County, IL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.47%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

24 people

0.503%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

26 people

As of 2017, 0.47% of Scott County, IL residents (24 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 Scott County, IL was 0.503%, 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

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Scott County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Scott 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

    4.97k ± 15

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    60 ± 39.1

  3. Two or More Races

    42 ± 20.9

In 2017, there were 82.8 times more White Alone residents (4.97k people) in Scott County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60 Hispanic or Latino and 42 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 Scott County, IL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    156 ± 32

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    56 ± 36

  3. Korea

    36 ± 23

Scott County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scott County, IL was $87,500 in 2017, which is 0.381 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,600 to $87,500, a 5.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Scott County, IL is 75.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Scott County, IL have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scott County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$87,500

2017 Median

± $7,922

$82,600

2016 Median

± $6,576

In 2017, the median property value in Scott County, IL grew to to $87,500 from the previous year's value of $82,600.

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

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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.

$48,542

Median Household Income

± $6,516

2.11k

Number of Households

± 158

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.11k households in Scott County, IL grew to $48,542 from the previous year's value of $46,210.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.7%

2017 Homeownership

75.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.7% of the housing units in Scott County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, IL have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Scott County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.3%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.51%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Scott County, IL was Drove Alone (81.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.1%) and those who Worked At Home (3.51%).

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

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