McDonough County, IL

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2022 Population
27,370
1.34% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.9
3.56% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.8%
2.12% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$48,904
7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$100,400
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,875
0.648% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, McDonough County, IL had a population of 27.4k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $48,904. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of McDonough County, IL declined from 27,743 to 27,370, a −1.34% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,704 to $48,904, a 7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McDonough County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.22%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.33%), and White (Hispanic) (1.44%).

None of the households in McDonough 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% of the residents in McDonough County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McDonough County, IL are Western Illinois University (1,819 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in McDonough County, IL was $100,400, and the homeownership rate was 61.3%.

Most people in McDonough County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in McDonough County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

McDonough County, IL is home to a population of 27.4k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.04% of McDonough County, IL residents were born outside of the country (832 people).

In 2022, there were 16.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.7k people) in McDonough County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 685 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of McDonough County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in McDonough County, IL was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McDonough County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23.7k ± 161
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.43k ± 125
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    685 ± 61
3.01%
Hispanic Population
824 people

In 2022, there were 16.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.7k people) in McDonough County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 685 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.01% of the people in McDonough County, IL are hispanic (824 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

3.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
832 people
2.96%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
822 people

As of 2022, 3.04% of McDonough County, IL residents (832 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 McDonough County, IL was 2.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    454 ± 121
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    370 ± 123
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    204 ± 97

McDonough County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of McDonough County, IL employs 12.9k people. The largest industries in McDonough County, IL are Educational Services (2,268 people), Retail Trade (1,762 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,684 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($125,769), Utilities ($125,183), and Wholesale Trade ($63,513).

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

12.9k
2022 Value
± 772
−0.648%
1 Year decline
± 8.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McDonough County, IL declined at a rate of −0.648%, from 13k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McDonough County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,529 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,272 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,177 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McDonough County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.9k
2022 Value
± 772
−0.648%
1 Year decline
± 8.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McDonough County, IL declined at a rate of −0.648%, from 13k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McDonough County, IL, are Educational Services (2,268 people), Retail Trade (1,762 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,684 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McDonough County, IL, though some of these residents may live in McDonough 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

$40,533
Median earning men ± $3,614
$25,356
Median earning women ± $2,452

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,718), Wholesale Trade ($63,354), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,607).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($78,393), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,813), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,111).

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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. 209
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 204
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 158
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in McDonough County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 57.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.41%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in McDonough County, IL awarded 1,819 degrees. The student population of McDonough County, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,323 male students and 4,320 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McDonough County, IL are White (1,196 and 70.6%), followed by Black or African American (253 and 14.9%), Hispanic or Latino (156 and 9.2%), and Unknown (37 and 2.18%).

The largest universities in McDonough County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Western Illinois University (1,819 and 100%).

The most popular majors in McDonough County, IL are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (225 and 12.4%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (124 and 6.82%), and General Business Administration & Management (112 and 6.16%).

The median tuition cost in McDonough County, IL for a public four year colleges is $9,130 for in-state students and $9,130 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in McDonough County, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,643 (43.5% men and 56.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,643 students enrolled in McDonough County, IL, 43.5% men and 56.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,037 records, of which 58.2% were women and 41.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in McDonough County, IL was General Psychology with 70 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,819 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Illinois University with 1,819 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 822 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McDonough County, IL, which is 0.824 times less than the 997 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 1,196 degrees mean that there were 4.73 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 253 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($9,130) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($4,531) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) 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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McDonough County, IL was $100,400 in 2022, which is 0.356 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $89,000 to $100,400, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in McDonough County, IL is 61.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in McDonough County, IL have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in McDonough County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in McDonough County, IL is $48,904. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in McDonough County, IL was Census Tract 103 with a value of $88,906, followed by Census Tract 110 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $65,469 and $64,563.

In 2022, 13.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in McDonough County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.28%.

Property

$100,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,851
$7,106
Median Property Taxes
±$475

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

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Rent vs Own

61.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.3% of the housing units in McDonough County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 103
  2. Census Tract 110
  3. Census Tract 102

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McDonough County, IL was Census Tract 103 with a value of $88,906, followed by Census Tract 110 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $65,469 and $64,563.

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Household Income

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$48,904
Median Household Income
± $3,294
11.6k
Number of Households
± 729

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.6k households in McDonough County, IL grew to $48,904 from the previous year's value of $45,704.

The following chart displays the households in McDonough 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McDonough 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 (77.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.07%)
  3. Walked (5.61%)

In 2022, 77.3% of workers in McDonough County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.07%) and those who walked to work (5.61%).

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McDonough County, IL have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.88% of the workforce in McDonough County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in McDonough County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.28%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McDonough County, IL (4.89k out of 24.7k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McDonough County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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, 18.8% of the children was living in poverty in McDonough County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 257 in McDonough County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 95.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.9% of the population of McDonough County, IL has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in McDonough County, IL see 2120 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.16% increase from the previous year (1997 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3255 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,120 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in McDonough County, IL

Primary care physicians in McDonough County, IL see an average of 2,120 patients per year. This represents a 6.16% increase from the previous year (1,997 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McDonough 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 21.3% under 18 years, 29.6% between 18 and 34 years, 31.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.14%
Uninsured
48.8%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in McDonough County, IL declined by 8% from 6.67% to 6.14%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 58.9 in McDonough 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 McDonough County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.36% in McDonough County, IL.

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