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Peoria County, Illinois; Knox County, Illinois; McHenry County, Illinois; Alexander County, Illinois

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Peoria County, Illinois
Knox County, Illinois
McHenry County, Illinois
Alexander County, Illinois
Female persons, percent
51.5%
49.5%
50.2%
51.4%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 179,179 49,699 307,774 5,761
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 186,496 52,926 308,882 8,238
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.9% -6.1% -0.4% -30.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 186,494 52,919 308,760 8,238
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
5.8%
5.5%
5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.7%
19.9%
23.2%
22.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.6%
21.9%
15.2%
23.1%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
49.5%
50.2%
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
73.5%
87.4%
93.0%
64.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
18.8%
8.3%
1.8%
31.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.4%
0.5%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.1%
1.0%
3.0%
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.1%
2.8%
1.7%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.1%
6.0%
13.9%
1.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
69.4%
82.4%
80.1%
63.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 10,485 3,585 15,224 439
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 5.6% 3.2% 9.6% 0.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 83,631 23,870 119,173 3,962
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 65.1% 65.4% 79.3% 71.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $129,900 $83,100 $219,600 $53,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,224 $936 $1,848 $896
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $521 $422 $761 $380
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $778 $631 $1,175 $505
Building permits, 2019 71 16 565 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 73,629 20,830 111,812 2,323
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.43 2.25 2.74 2.76
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.5% 90.8% 89.1% 93.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 8.7% 5.5% 14.4% 0.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 86.2% 80.5% 94.2% 56.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 75.6% 71.6% 90.5% 47.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.4% 88.8% 92.8% 80.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 30.4% 18.5% 33.7% 11.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 7.9% 11.2% 5.9% 17.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.9%
6.6%
6.8%
6.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.2% 53.6% 70.3% 47.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.7% 52.7% 64.4% 43.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 383,480 76,344 435,670 2,164
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,664,957 338,670 D 12,189
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,197,509 321,417 5,163,195 D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,782,010 502,447 2,932,495 8,006
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,576,723 791,255 3,664,358 24,207
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,761 $15,145 $11,892 $3,124
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 18.7 18.0 33.6 29.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $54,770 $43,709 $84,803 $34,709
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $30,753 $24,681 $38,047 $19,065
Persons in poverty, percent
16.6%
16.4%
5.9%
27.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 4,394 1,009 8,009 95
Total employment, 2018 108,245 15,483 85,439 911
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 6,291,718 484,495 3,947,964 32,406
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 3.5% -1.5% 0.1% -3.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 9,508 2,169 22,922 255
All firms, 2012 12,430 3,342 27,080 523
Men-owned firms, 2012 6,782 1,625 15,243 154
Women-owned firms, 2012 4,190 1,083 8,835 276
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,200 300 2,906 202
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,485 2,820 23,462 295
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,269 277 2,133 86
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 10,300 2,637 23,969 411
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 301.2 73.9 511.9 35.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 619.21 716.40 603.17 235.51
FIPS Code 17143 17095 17111 17003
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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