Wayne County, IL

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2022 Population
16,127
0.757% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.9
0.694% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.9%
3.67% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,522
3.85% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$107,900
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,186
2.48% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wayne County, IL had a population of 16.1k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $53,522. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wayne County, IL declined from 16,250 to 16,127, a −0.757% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,540 to $53,522, a 3.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wayne County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.28%), Other (Hispanic) (1.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.663%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.539%).

None of the households in Wayne 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.

98.5% of the residents in Wayne County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wayne County, IL are Frontier Community College (205 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Wayne County, IL was $107,900, and the homeownership rate was 78.6%.

Most people in Wayne County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wayne County, IL is home to a population of 16.1k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.77% of Wayne County, IL residents were born outside of the country (286 people).

In 2022, there were 75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.4k people) in Wayne County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 206 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 178 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Wayne County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wayne 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 Wayne County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.4k ± 36
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    206 ± 74.7
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    178 ± 80
1.72%
Hispanic Population
278 people

In 2022, there were 75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.4k people) in Wayne County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 206 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 178 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.72% of the people in Wayne County, IL are hispanic (278 people).

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

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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

1.77%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
286 people
1.56%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
254 people

As of 2022, 1.77% of Wayne County, IL residents (286 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 Wayne County, IL was 1.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    247 ± 74
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    146 ± 61
  3. Korea
    113 ± 66

Wayne County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wayne County, IL employs 7.19k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,365 people), Manufacturing (1,047 people), and Retail Trade (859 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,813), Information ($68,109), and Public Administration ($55,000).

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

7.19k
2022 Value
± 456
2.48%
1 Year growth
± 8.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wayne County, IL grew at a rate of 2.48%, from 7.01k employees to 7.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (914 people), Management Occupations (661 people), and Production Occupations (591 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wayne County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.19k
2022 Value
± 456
2.48%
1 Year growth
± 8.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wayne County, IL grew at a rate of 2.48%, from 7.01k employees to 7.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,365 people), Manufacturing (1,047 people), and Retail Trade (859 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wayne County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Wayne 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

$45,132
Median earning men ± $2,772
$29,990
Median earning women ± $2,613

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($85,909), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,917), and Information ($68,182).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($68,015), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,800), and Manufacturing ($47,308).

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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. 116
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 86
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 83
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wayne County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 84.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (14%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.06%).

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

In 2022, universities in Wayne County, IL awarded 205 degrees. The student population of Wayne County, IL in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,077 male students and 663 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wayne County, IL are White (189 and 92.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (7 and 3.41%), Asian (3 and 1.46%), and Black or African American (3 and 1.46%).

The largest universities in Wayne County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Frontier Community College (205 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wayne County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (106 and 51.7%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (31 and 15.1%), and General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation (14 and 6.83%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,740 students enrolled in Wayne County, IL, 61.9% men and 38.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,553 records, of which 39.8% were women and 60.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 69 degrees awarded
  2. 7 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wayne County, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 69 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
205 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Frontier Community College with 205 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 85 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wayne County, IL, which is 0.708 times less than the 120 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 189 degrees mean that there were 27 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 7 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($8,902) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,154) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($946) 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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 Wayne County, IL was $107,900 in 2022, which is 0.383 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $94,100 to $107,900, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, IL is 78.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wayne County, IL have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wayne County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wayne County, IL is $53,522. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wayne County, IL was Census Tract 9549 with a value of $65,524, followed by Census Tract 9550 and Census Tract 9553, with respective values of $56,053 and $53,603.

In 2022, 9.89% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wayne County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.406%.

Property

$107,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,366
$5,385
Median Property Taxes
±$377

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 Wayne County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wayne County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.6%
Homeownership
2022
61.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.6% of the housing units in Wayne County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9549
  2. Census Tract 9550
  3. Census Tract 9553

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wayne County, IL was Census Tract 9549 with a value of $65,524, followed by Census Tract 9550 and Census Tract 9553, with respective values of $56,053 and $53,603.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wayne 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.
$53,522
Median Household Income
± $3,908
6.85k
Number of Households
± 446

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.85k households in Wayne County, IL grew to $53,522 from the previous year's value of $51,540.

The following chart displays the households in Wayne 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 Wayne 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 (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.92%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.28%)

In 2022, 82.5% of workers in Wayne County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.92%) and those who worked at home (6.28%).

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

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, IL have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.41% of the workforce in Wayne 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 Wayne County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wayne County, IL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 9.89% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wayne County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.406%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, IL (2.24k out of 16.1k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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, 19% of the children was living in poverty in Wayne County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 283 in Wayne County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 40.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.4% of the population of Wayne County, IL has health coverage, with 38.7% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 2.1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, IL see 2316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.729% decrease from the previous year (2333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4008 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 763 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,316 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wayne County, IL

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, IL see an average of 2,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.729% decrease from the previous year (2,333 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wayne 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 24.1% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.6%
Uninsured
38.7%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
2.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, IL grew by 1.82% from 11.4% to 11.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 74.6 in Wayne County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

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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 36.5% in Wayne County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.43% in Wayne County, IL.

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