Douglas County, IL

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2022 Population
19,714
0.0304% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.6
0.521% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.47%
8.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,177
6.39% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$137,100
14.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Douglas County, IL had a population of 19.7k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $67,177. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Douglas County, IL grew from 19,708 to 19,714, a 0.0304% increase and its median household income grew from $63,142 to $67,177, a 6.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.7%), White (Hispanic) (3.67%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.65%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%).

None of the households in Douglas 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.

98.4% of the residents in Douglas County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Douglas County, IL was $137,100, and the homeownership rate was 78.6%.

Most people in Douglas County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Douglas County, IL is home to a population of 19.7k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.13% of Douglas County, IL residents were born outside of the country (617 people).

In 2022, there were 24.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Douglas County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 723 White (Hispanic) and 522 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Douglas County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, IL was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.5k ± 128
  2. White (Hispanic)
    723 ± 161
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    522 ± 270
7.56%
Hispanic Population
1.49k people

In 2022, there were 24.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.5k people) in Douglas County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 723 White (Hispanic) and 522 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.56% of the people in Douglas County, IL are hispanic (1.49k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
617 people
2.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
590 people

As of 2022, 3.13% of Douglas County, IL residents (617 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 Douglas County, IL was 2.99%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    324 ± 72
  2. Korea
    143 ± 79
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    141 ± 64

Douglas County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Douglas County, IL employs 9.64k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, IL are Manufacturing (2,231 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,278 people), and Educational Services (1,094 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($186,250), Utilities ($85,972), and Wholesale Trade ($62,850).

Occupations

9.64k
2022 Value
± 529
−0.372%
1 Year decline
± 7.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Douglas County, IL declined at a rate of −0.372%, from 9.68k employees to 9.64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, IL, are Production Occupations (1,292 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,135 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (856 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.64k
2022 Value
± 529
−0.372%
1 Year decline
± 7.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Douglas County, IL declined at a rate of −0.372%, from 9.68k employees to 9.64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, IL, are Manufacturing (2,231 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,278 people), and Educational Services (1,094 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Douglas 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

$51,012
Median earning men ± $2,993
$29,552
Median earning women ± $2,466

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,906), Public Administration ($67,188), and Wholesale Trade ($62,604).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($63,482), Public Administration ($41,875), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,131).

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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. 332
    Manufacturing
  2. 145
    Retail Trade
  3. 113
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Douglas County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 71.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, IL was $137,100 in 2022, which is 0.486 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $119,800 to $137,100, a 14.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, IL is 78.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Douglas County, IL have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Douglas County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Douglas County, IL is $67,177. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Douglas County, IL was Census Tract 9520 with a value of $71,453, followed by Census Tract 9523 and Census Tract 9524, with respective values of $70,851 and $70,147.

Property

$137,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,715
$6,002
Median Property Taxes
±$395

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 Douglas County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78.6%
Homeownership
2022
59.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.6% of the housing units in Douglas County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9520
  2. Census Tract 9523
  3. Census Tract 9524

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Douglas County, IL was Census Tract 9520 with a value of $71,453, followed by Census Tract 9523 and Census Tract 9524, with respective values of $70,851 and $70,147.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,177
Median Household Income
± $5,379
7.64k
Number of Households
± 457

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.64k households in Douglas County, IL grew to $67,177 from the previous year's value of $63,142.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas 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 Douglas 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 (74%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.19%)

In 2022, 74% of workers in Douglas County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (5.19%).

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

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, IL have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% of the workforce in Douglas 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 Douglas County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Douglas County, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.47% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, IL (1.83k out of 19.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Douglas 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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Health

82.9% of the population of Douglas County, IL has health coverage, with 43.7% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 0.641% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, IL see 3244 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.7% decrease from the previous year (3896 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1626 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6503 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,244 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Douglas County, IL

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, IL see an average of 3,244 patients per year. This represents a 16.7% decrease from the previous year (3,896 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Douglas 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 26.2% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.1%
Uninsured
43.7%
Employer Coverage
13.4%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
0.641%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, IL grew by 4% from 16.5% to 17.1%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 61.9 in Douglas County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.7% in Douglas County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.9% in Douglas County, IL.

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