Adams County, IL

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2022 Population
65,583
0.448% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.3
0.243% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.1%
1.08% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$63,767
8.84% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$151,300
12.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
33,260
0.757% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Adams County, IL had a population of 65.6k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $63,767. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Adams County, IL declined from 65,878 to 65,583, a −0.448% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,587 to $63,767, a 8.84% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Adams County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.59%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.842%), and White (Hispanic) (0.747%).

None of the households in Adams 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.

99.6% of the residents in Adams County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Adams County, IL are John Wood Community College (488 degrees awarded in 2022), Quincy University (272 degrees), and Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences (71 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Adams County, IL was $151,300, and the homeownership rate was 72.2%.

Most people in Adams County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17 minutes. The average car ownership in Adams County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Adams County, IL is home to a population of 65.6k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.24% of Adams County, IL residents were born outside of the country (816 people).

In 2022, there were 23.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.5k people) in Adams County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.57k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Adams County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Adams County, IL was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Adams County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59.5k ± 121
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.57k ± 296
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.7k ± 321
1.83%
Hispanic Population
1.2k people

In 2022, there were 23.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.5k people) in Adams County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.57k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.83% of the people in Adams County, IL are hispanic (1.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Adams 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

1.24%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
816 people
1.33%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
875 people

As of 2022, 1.24% of Adams County, IL residents (816 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 Adams County, IL was 1.33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,356 ± 204
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    798 ± 220
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    747 ± 197

Adams County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Adams County, IL employs 33.3k people. The largest industries in Adams County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,966 people), Retail Trade (4,455 people), and Manufacturing (4,334 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,099), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,456), and Public Administration ($63,438).

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

33.3k
2022 Value
± 1,269
0.757%
1 Year growth
± 5.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Adams County, IL grew at a rate of 0.757%, from 33k employees to 33.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Adams County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,976 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,307 people), and Management Occupations (3,127 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Adams County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

33.3k
2022 Value
± 1,269
0.757%
1 Year growth
± 5.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Adams County, IL grew at a rate of 0.757%, from 33k employees to 33.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Adams County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,966 people), Retail Trade (4,455 people), and Manufacturing (4,334 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Adams County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Adams 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

$46,491
Median earning men ± $836
$34,175
Median earning women ± $1,223

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,097), Public Administration ($70,101), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,978).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,875), Manufacturing ($45,699), and Wholesale Trade ($44,118).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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. 545
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 526
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 364
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Adams County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 72.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.44%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Adams County, IL awarded 864 degrees. The student population of Adams County, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,382 male students and 1,851 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Adams County, IL are White (748 and 87.8%), followed by Black or African American (36 and 4.23%), Unknown (26 and 3.05%), and Hispanic or Latino (24 and 2.82%).

The largest universities in Adams County, IL by number of degrees awarded are John Wood Community College (488 and 56.5%), Quincy University (272 and 31.5%), and Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences (71 and 8.22%).

The most popular majors in Adams County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (220 and 25.5%), Registered Nursing (118 and 13.7%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (39 and 4.51%).

The median tuition cost in Adams County, IL for private four year colleges is $30,110.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Adams County, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 61.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,233 (42.7% men and 57.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,233 students enrolled in Adams County, IL, 42.7% men and 57.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,669 records, of which 60.2% were women and 39.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 173 degrees awarded
  2. 39 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Adams County, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 173 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 488 degrees awarded
  2. 272 degrees awarded
  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was John Wood Community College with 488 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 318 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Adams County, IL, which is 0.582 times less than the 546 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 748 degrees mean that there were 20.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 36 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($30,110) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) 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 Adams County, IL was $151,300 in 2022, which is 0.537 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $134,500 to $151,300, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Adams County, IL is 72.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Adams County, IL have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Adams County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Adams County, IL is $63,767. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Adams County, IL was Census Tract 105 with a value of $94,557, followed by Census Tract 104 and Census Tract 106, with respective values of $85,995 and $79,040.

In 2022, 11.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Adams County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.59%.

Property

$151,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,698
$19,845
Median Property Taxes
±$898

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 Adams County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.2%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.2% of the housing units in Adams County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 105
  2. Census Tract 104
  3. Census Tract 106

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Adams County, IL was Census Tract 105 with a value of $94,557, followed by Census Tract 104 and Census Tract 106, with respective values of $85,995 and $79,040.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Adams County, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$63,767
Median Household Income
± $2,375
27.5k
Number of Households
± 1,071

In 2022, the median household income of the 27.5k households in Adams County, IL grew to $63,767 from the previous year's value of $58,587.

The following chart displays the households in Adams 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 Adams 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 (82.6%)
  2. Carpooled (7.54%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.96%)

In 2022, 82.6% of workers in Adams County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.54%) and those who worked at home (5.96%).

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Commute Time

17 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Adams County, IL have a shorter commute time (17 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.845% of the workforce in Adams 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 Adams County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Adams County, IL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Adams County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.59%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Adams County, IL (7.73k out of 64.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Adams County, IL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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, 13.2% of the children was living in poverty in Adams County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 346 in Adams County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.87 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.2% of the population of Adams County, IL has health coverage, with 51.2% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Adams County, IL see 1022 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.58% decrease from the previous year (1060 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1200 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 348 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,022 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Adams County, IL

Primary care physicians in Adams County, IL see an average of 1,022 patients per year. This represents a 3.58% decrease from the previous year (1,060 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Adams 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 24.3% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.83%
Uninsured
51.2%
Employer Coverage
15.3%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Adams County, IL grew by 6.87% from 4.52% to 4.83%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 50.8 in Adams County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 33.2% in Adams County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.11% in Adams County, IL.

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