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Piatt County, Illinois; Mercer County, Illinois; Stephenson County, Illinois; Jackson County, Illinois; Williamson County, Illinois; Jersey County, Illinois

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Piatt County, Illinois
Mercer County, Illinois
Stephenson County, Illinois
Jackson County, Illinois
Williamson County, Illinois
Jersey County, Illinois
Female persons, percent
50.4%
50.1%
51.4%
50.3%
50.3%
51.1%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 16,344 15,437 44,498 56,750 66,597 21,773
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 16,725 16,434 47,708 60,206 66,365 23,010
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -2.3% -6.1% -6.7% -5.7% 0.3% -5.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 16,729 16,434 47,711 60,218 66,357 22,985
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
5.1%
5.4%
5.4%
5.9%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.5%
21.4%
21.4%
18.2%
21.8%
20.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.4%
21.7%
22.7%
15.7%
19.0%
19.5%
Female persons, percent
50.4%
50.1%
51.4%
50.3%
50.3%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
97.5%
97.3%
85.7%
77.5%
91.6%
96.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.8%
10.3%
15.2%
4.6%
0.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.2%
0.3%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.5%
0.7%
3.8%
1.4%
0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Z
Z
0.1%
Z
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
1.1%
3.0%
2.9%
1.9%
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.4%
2.5%
4.2%
4.5%
2.8%
1.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
96.2%
95.0%
82.2%
73.9%
89.3%
95.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,168 1,250 3,268 3,404 5,265 1,834
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.2% 1.2% 2.3% 5.6% 1.7% 1.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,450 7,416 21,879 28,941 31,570 10,173
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 81.8% 77.9% 68.7% 51.9% 69.9% 80.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $130,300 $106,000 $97,000 $106,400 $111,800 $144,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,192 $1,072 $1,082 $1,146 $1,079 $1,333
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $489 $455 $494 $457 $424 $501
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $816 $648 $639 $701 $721 $610
Building permits, 2019 32 7 16 4 178 73
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 6,700 6,624 19,609 23,728 27,089 8,665
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.44 2.33 2.28 2.28 2.41 2.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 88.5% 90.0% 86.3% 73.6% 89.1% 90.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.5% 1.3% 3.5% 9.1% 3.2% 2.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 88.9% 86.5% 84.2% 87.4% 81.4% 82.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 83.4% 77.8% 76.9% 75.5% 74.0% 70.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 93.6% 91.4% 92.9% 92.2% 91.2% 91.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 27.9% 17.8% 19.3% 36.0% 22.6% 20.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 7.3% 7.8% 10.1% 10.2% 12.6% 8.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.5%
5.3%
6.2%
8.2%
6.2%
5.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 67.7% 61.7% 62.2% 56.4% 56.8% 61.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 64.1% 57.8% 58.2% 55.7% 54.4% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 47,609 111,543 123,702 26,280
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 23,493 329,321 517,889 676,955 D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 1,145,224 178,271 793,015 D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 429,658 435,003 D 187,583 255,234 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 143,352 72,612 521,557 1,008,326 1,116,282 230,634
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,686 $4,477 $11,107 $16,786 $16,742 $10,141
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.9 26.8 21.8 19.2 22.1 28.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $69,271 $58,011 $48,016 $37,802 $49,053 $56,747
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $33,967 $28,995 $27,453 $24,521 $26,756 $28,924
Persons in poverty, percent
7.3%
9.0%
12.7%
25.7%
14.4%
8.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 329 272 1,054 1,291 1,613 422
Total employment, 2017 2,359 2,265 14,785 17,273 25,006 4,560
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 82,126 76,333 667,412 565,660 922,330 132,126
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 0.1% 3.7% 2.6% 2.7% 3.8% 0.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,152 901 2,719 3,125 4,188 1,328
All firms, 2012 1,453 1,041 3,177 4,791 5,350 1,358
Men-owned firms, 2012 685 534 1,580 2,953 2,985 697
Women-owned firms, 2012 423 355 1,229 1,123 1,499 415
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F F 440 660 303 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,404 999 2,593 3,845 4,761 1,277
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 90 142 255 446 463 125
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,295 838 2,738 3,915 4,499 1,144
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 38.1 29.3 84.5 103.1 157.9 62.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 439.20 561.20 564.52 584.08 420.15 369.27
FIPS Code 17147 17131 17177 17077 17199 17083
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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