Wabash County, IL

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2022 Population
11,321
0.815% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.8
0.455% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.3%
3.84% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,074
8.84% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$94,100
13% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,084
1.64% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Wabash County, IL had a population of 11.3k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $54,074. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wabash County, IL declined from 11,414 to 11,321, a −0.815% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,680 to $54,074, a 8.84% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wabash County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.54%), White (Hispanic) (1.19%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.963%).

None of the households in Wabash 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.

99.1% of the residents in Wabash County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wabash County, IL are Wabash Valley College (282 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Wabash County, IL was $94,100, and the homeownership rate was 76.8%.

Most people in Wabash County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Wabash County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wabash County, IL is home to a population of 11.3k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.87% of Wabash County, IL residents were born outside of the country (212 people).

In 2022, there were 36.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.5k people) in Wabash County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 287 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 135 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Wabash County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wabash County, IL was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wabash County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.5k ± 22
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    287 ± 118
  3. White (Hispanic)
    135 ± 93
3.05%
Hispanic Population
345 people

In 2022, there were 36.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.5k people) in Wabash County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 287 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 135 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.05% of the people in Wabash County, IL are hispanic (345 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.87%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
212 people
2.26%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
258 people

As of 2022, 1.87% of Wabash County, IL residents (212 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 Wabash County, IL was 2.26%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    297 ± 82
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    174 ± 60
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    107 ± 72

Wabash County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wabash County, IL employs 5.08k people. The largest industries in Wabash County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (879 people), Manufacturing (855 people), and Retail Trade (477 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,125), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,083), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,250).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5.08k
2022 Value
± 404
−1.64%
1 Year decline
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wabash County, IL declined at a rate of −1.64%, from 5.17k employees to 5.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wabash County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (580 people), Production Occupations (515 people), and Material Moving Occupations (384 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wabash County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.08k
2022 Value
± 404
−1.64%
1 Year decline
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wabash County, IL declined at a rate of −1.64%, from 5.17k employees to 5.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wabash County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (879 people), Manufacturing (855 people), and Retail Trade (477 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wabash County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Wabash 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

$50,230
Median earning men ± $7,531
$30,818
Median earning women ± $5,935

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($107,188), Public Administration ($80,913), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($48,036), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,635), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,714).

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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. 78
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 67
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 46
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wabash County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 75.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.39%).

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

In 2022, universities in Wabash County, IL awarded 282 degrees. The student population of Wabash County, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 357 male students and 569 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wabash County, IL are White (237 and 84%), followed by Black or African American (20 and 7.09%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 3.19%), and Two or More Races (9 and 3.19%).

The largest universities in Wabash County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Wabash Valley College (282 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wabash County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (130 and 46.1%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (28 and 9.93%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (20 and 7.09%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 926 students enrolled in Wabash County, IL, 38.6% men and 61.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 814 records, of which 62.4% were women and 37.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 88 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wabash County, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 88 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
282 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wabash Valley College with 282 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 149 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wabash County, IL, which is 1.12 times more than the 133 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 237 degrees mean that there were 11.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($8,902) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,154) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($946) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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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 Wabash County, IL was $94,100 in 2022, which is 0.334 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $83,300 to $94,100, a 13% increase. The homeownership rate in Wabash County, IL is 76.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wabash County, IL have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wabash County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wabash County, IL is $54,074. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wabash County, IL was Census Tract 9572 with a value of $77,321, followed by Census Tract 9574 and Census Tract 9575, with respective values of $57,292 and $43,804.

In 2022, 9.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wabash County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.905%.

Property

$94,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,057
$3,668
Median Property Taxes
±$307

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 Wabash County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.8%
Homeownership
2022
65.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.8% of the housing units in Wabash County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9572
  2. Census Tract 9574
  3. Census Tract 9575

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wabash County, IL was Census Tract 9572 with a value of $77,321, followed by Census Tract 9574 and Census Tract 9575, with respective values of $57,292 and $43,804.

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

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Household Income

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$54,074
Median Household Income
± $5,882
4.78k
Number of Households
± 379

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.78k households in Wabash County, IL grew to $54,074 from the previous year's value of $49,680.

The following chart displays the households in Wabash 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 Wabash 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.71%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.81%)

In 2022, 82.6% of workers in Wabash County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.71%) and those who worked at home (3.81%).

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

23 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wabash County, IL have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.15% of the workforce in Wabash 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 Wabash County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wabash County, IL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 9.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wabash County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.905%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wabash County, IL (1.48k out of 11.1k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wabash County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 13.9% of the children was living in poverty in Wabash County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 157 in Wabash County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.77 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.4% of the population of Wabash County, IL has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.9% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wabash County, IL see 2304 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.26% decrease from the previous year (2310 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2238 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 320 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,304 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wabash County, IL

Primary care physicians in Wabash County, IL see an average of 2,304 patients per year. This represents a 0.26% decrease from the previous year (2,310 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wabash 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 22.7% under 18 years, 17.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.55%
Uninsured
46.3%
Employer Coverage
16.2%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.9%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wabash County, IL declined by 4.78% from 5.83% to 5.55%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Wabash County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

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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 35.8% in Wabash County, IL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.73% in Wabash County, IL.

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