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Alexander County, Illinois; DeKalb County, Illinois; Stephenson County, Illinois; Edwards County, Illinois

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Alexander County, Illinois
DeKalb County, Illinois
Stephenson County, Illinois
Edwards County, Illinois
Female persons, percent
51.4%
50.4%
51.4%
51.1%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5,761 104,897 44,498 6,395
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 8,238 105,162 47,708 6,721
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -30.1% -0.3% -6.7% -4.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 8,238 105,160 47,711 6,721
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
5.7%
5.6%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.2%
21.4%
21.3%
22.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
23.1%
12.9%
23.4%
21.9%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
50.4%
51.4%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
64.9%
86.3%
85.4%
97.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
31.8%
8.3%
10.4%
0.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.5%
0.3%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.3%
2.7%
0.7%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
Z
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.1%
3.1%
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.9%
11.7%
4.3%
1.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
63.7%
75.8%
81.8%
96.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 439 5,171 3,268 477
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 0.7% 6.9% 2.3% 0.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3,962 41,308 21,879 3,193
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 71.3% 57.0% 68.7% 82.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $53,500 $169,800 $97,000 $76,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $896 $1,606 $1,082 $878
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $380 $690 $494 $345
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $505 $914 $639 $484
Building permits, 2019 0 97 16 NA
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 2,323 37,703 19,609 2,776
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.76 2.64 2.28 2.32
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 93.2% 77.6% 86.3% 89.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 0.7% 11.7% 3.5% 1.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 56.3% 92.8% 84.2% 84.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 47.9% 86.2% 76.9% 76.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 80.9% 92.4% 92.9% 91.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 11.3% 31.4% 19.3% 13.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 17.6% 7.4% 10.1% 10.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.8%
6.5%
6.2%
5.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 47.0% 67.4% 62.2% 62.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 43.8% 64.2% 58.2% 57.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,164 135,939 47,609 2,808
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,189 503,120 329,321 5,937
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 1,339,383 1,145,224 D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,006 353,244 D D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 24,207 1,052,737 521,557 55,047
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $3,124 $10,054 $11,107 $8,236
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 29.4 25.8 21.8 21.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $34,709 $61,086 $48,016 $49,766
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $19,065 $28,073 $27,453 $26,908
Persons in poverty, percent
27.6%
13.1%
12.7%
11.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 95 1,973 1,045 146
Total employment, 2018 911 27,446 14,659 1,948
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 32,406 1,133,833 677,198 90,861
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -3.3% 1.9% -0.9% -4.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 255 6,184 2,719 423
All firms, 2012 523 6,954 3,177 448
Men-owned firms, 2012 154 3,708 1,580 223
Women-owned firms, 2012 276 2,491 1,229 200
Minority-owned firms, 2012 202 809 440 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 295 5,909 2,593 418
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 86 693 255 91
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 411 5,930 2,738 334
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 35.0 166.6 84.5 30.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 235.51 631.31 564.52 222.42
FIPS Code 17003 17037 17177 17047
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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