Richland County, IL

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2020 Population
15,677
0.565% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
42.5
1.19% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.1%
10.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$55,032
12.6% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$88,800
0.893% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
7,382
3.03% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Richland County, IL had a population of 15.7k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $55,032. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Richland County, IL declined from 15,766 to 15,677, a −0.565% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,894 to $55,032, a 12.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Richland County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.64%), White (Hispanic) (1.07%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.689%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.638%).

None of the households in Richland 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.

99.1% of the residents in Richland County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Richland County, IL are Olney Central College (445 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Richland County, IL was $88,800, and the homeownership rate was 73.2%.

Most people in Richland County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Richland County, IL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Richland County, IL is home to a population of 15.7k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.52% of Richland County, IL residents were born outside of the country (238 people).

In 2020, there were 57.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Richland County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 257 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 168 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Richland County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Richland County, IL was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Richland County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 80
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    257 ± 118
  3. White (Hispanic)
    168 ± 103
1.74%
Hispanic Population
272 people

In 2020, there were 57.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Richland County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 257 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 168 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.74% of the people in Richland County, IL are hispanic (272 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    628,401 ± 18,975 people
  2. India
    158,225 ± 9,705 people
  3. Poland
    127,303 ± 8,716 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 628,401 Illinois residents, followed by India with 158,225 and Poland with 127,303.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.52%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
238 people
1.56%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
246 people

As of 2020, 1.52% of Richland County, IL residents (238 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Richland County, IL was 1.56%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    356 ± 82
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    196 ± 119
  3. Korea
    135 ± 60

Richland County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Richland County, IL employs 7.38k people. The largest industries in Richland County, IL are Retail Trade (1,290 people), Manufacturing (1,251 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,112 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,333), Public Administration ($63,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,972).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,880. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

7.38k
2020 Value
± 510
3.03%
1 Year growth
± 9.26%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Richland County, IL grew at a rate of 3.03%, from 7.17k employees to 7.38k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Richland County, IL, are Production Occupations (882 people), Sales & Related Occupations (694 people), and Material Moving Occupations (690 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Richland County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.38k
2020 Value
± 510
3.03%
1 Year growth
± 9.26%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Richland County, IL grew at a rate of 3.03%, from 7.17k employees to 7.38k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Richland County, IL, are Retail Trade (1,290 people), Manufacturing (1,251 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,112 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Richland County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Richland 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

$41,179
Median earning men ± $2,339
$28,687
Median earning women ± $3,353

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,844), Public Administration ($73,571), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,344).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($98,125), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,684).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 128
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 120
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 108
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $74.1k
    Manufacturing
  2. $36.9k
    Wholesale Trade
  3. $32.4k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $138B
  2. $87.2B
  3. $79.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Electronics with $138B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($87.2B) and Mixed freight ($79.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.03T
2020 Value in Illinois
$1.94T
Projected 2050 Value in Illinois
88.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $1.03T. This is expected to increase 88.6% to $1.94T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $77.4B
  2. $56.8B
  3. $46.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $77.4B, followed by Wisconsin with $56.8B and California and $46.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Richland County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 75.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

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 18 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Illinois over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 18 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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In 2020, universities in Richland County, IL awarded 445 degrees. The student population of Richland County, IL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 387 male students and 519 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Richland County, IL are White (421 and 94.6%), followed by Two or More Races (11 and 2.47%), Black or African American (6 and 1.35%), and Asian (3 and 0.674%).

The largest universities in Richland County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Olney Central College (445 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Richland County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (89 and 20%), Registered Nursing (80 and 18%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (74 and 16.6%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 906 students enrolled in Richland County, IL, 42.7% men and 57.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 844 records, of which 57.5% were women and 42.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 89 degree-majors awarded
  2. 80 degree-majors awarded
  3. 31 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Richland County, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 89 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
445 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Olney Central College with 445 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 140 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Richland County, IL, which is 0.459 times less than the 305 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 421 degrees mean that there were 38.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 11 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 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,154) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.879% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.877% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.59M), Some college (2.22M), and Bachelors Degree (2.03M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Richland County, IL was $88,800 in 2020, which is 0.386 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $89,600 to $88,800, a 0.893% decrease. The homeownership rate in Richland County, IL is 73.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Richland County, IL have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Richland County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Richland County, IL is $55,032. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Richland County, IL was Census Tract 9782 with a value of $64,550, followed by Census Tract 9783 and Census Tract 9781, with respective values of $64,279 and $55,727.

In 2021, 9.83% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Richland County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.97%.

Property

$88,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,628
$4,776
Median Property Taxes
±$387

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

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

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Rent vs Own

73.2%
Homeownership
2020
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 73.2% of the housing units in Richland County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9782
  2. Census Tract 9783
  3. Census Tract 9781

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Richland County, IL was Census Tract 9782 with a value of $64,550, followed by Census Tract 9783 and Census Tract 9781, with respective values of $64,279 and $55,727.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Richland 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.
$55,032
Median Household Income
± $5,066
6.53k
Number of Households
± 472

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.53k households in Richland County, IL grew to $55,032 from the previous year's value of $48,894.

The following chart displays the households in Richland 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 Richland County, IL is from Illinois.
0.479
2020 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2020, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.707% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84%)
  2. Carpooled (8.17%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.1%)

In 2020, 84% of workers in Richland County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.17%) and those who worked at home (5.1%).

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

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Richland County, IL have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.25% of the workforce in Richland 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 Richland County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Richland County, IL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 9.83% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Richland County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.97%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Richland County, IL (2.02k out of 15.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Richland 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 2021, 17.6% of the children was living in poverty in Richland County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 334 in Richland County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 141 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

96.5% of the population of Richland County, IL has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.74% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Illinois was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Richland County, IL see 1970 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.905% decrease from the previous year (1988 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3878 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 215 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Illinois, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,970 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Richland County, IL

Primary care physicians in Richland County, IL see an average of 1,970 patients per year. This represents a 0.905% decrease from the previous year (1,988 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Richland County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Illinois across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.46%
Uninsured
43.5%
Employer Coverage
23.2%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
1.74%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Richland County, IL declined by 20% from 4.33% to 3.46%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Richland County, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 69.5 in Richland County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 22.1% in Richland County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.89% in Richland County, IL.

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