Boone County, IL

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2022 Population
53,459
0.248% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39
0.515% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.75%
4.65% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$80,502
8.67% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$181,700
11.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Boone County, IL had a population of 53.5k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $80,502. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Boone County, IL declined from 53,592 to 53,459, a −0.248% decrease and its median household income grew from $74,076 to $80,502, a 8.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boone County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.5%), White (Hispanic) (8.81%), Other (Hispanic) (8.73%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.28%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.8%).

None of the households in Boone 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.

94.7% of the residents in Boone County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Boone County, IL was $181,700, and the homeownership rate was 83.9%.

Most people in Boone County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Boone County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Boone County, IL is home to a population of 53.5k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.81% of Boone County, IL residents were born outside of the country (5.25k people).

In 2022, there were 8.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.7k people) in Boone County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.71k White (Hispanic) and 4.67k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.7%
2022 Citizenship
94.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.7% of Boone County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Boone County, IL was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boone County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.7k ± 175
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.71k ± 888
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    4.67k ± 1.07k
23.5%
Hispanic Population
12.6k people

In 2022, there were 8.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.7k people) in Boone County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.71k White (Hispanic) and 4.67k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.5% of the people in Boone County, IL are hispanic (12.6k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

9.81%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.25k people
9.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.97k people

As of 2022, 9.81% of Boone County, IL residents (5.25k 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 Boone County, IL was 9.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    888 ± 270
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    589 ± 228
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    582 ± 255

Boone County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Boone County, IL employs 25.9k people. The largest industries in Boone County, IL are Manufacturing (5,775 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,083 people), and Retail Trade (2,464 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($86,466), Wholesale Trade ($85,455), and Utilities ($70,976).

Occupations

25.9k
2022 Value
± 1,387
−0.266%
1 Year decline
± 7.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boone County, IL declined at a rate of −0.266%, from 25.9k employees to 25.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boone County, IL, are Management Occupations (3,555 people), Production Occupations (3,063 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,592 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boone County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.9k
2022 Value
± 1,387
−0.266%
1 Year decline
± 7.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boone County, IL declined at a rate of −0.266%, from 25.9k employees to 25.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boone County, IL, are Manufacturing (5,775 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,083 people), and Retail Trade (2,464 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boone County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Boone 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

$57,775
Median earning men ± $2,024
$35,896
Median earning women ± $1,797

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($113,177), Public Administration ($93,029), and Manufacturing ($63,616).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($67,137), Construction ($61,146), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,789).

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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. 358
    Manufacturing
  2. 202
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 198
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Boone County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 55.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.2%), 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.

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boone County, IL was $181,700 in 2022, which is 0.645 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $163,200 to $181,700, a 11.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Boone County, IL is 83.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Boone County, IL have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Boone County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Boone County, IL is $80,502. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Boone County, IL was Census Tract 106.01 with a value of $99,583, followed by Census Tract 104 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $69,820 and $62,944.

Property

$181,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,316
$15,968
Median Property Taxes
±$960

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

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Rent vs Own

83.9%
Homeownership
2022
62.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 83.9% of the housing units in Boone County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 106.01
  2. Census Tract 104
  3. Census Tract 103

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boone County, IL was Census Tract 106.01 with a value of $99,583, followed by Census Tract 104 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $69,820 and $62,944.

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

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Household Income

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$80,502
Median Household Income
± $3,759
19k
Number of Households
± 1,167

In 2022, the median household income of the 19k households in Boone County, IL grew to $80,502 from the previous year's value of $74,076.

The following chart displays the households in Boone 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 Boone 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 (80.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.47%)

In 2022, 80.2% of workers in Boone County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.6%) and those who worked at home (6.47%).

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

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boone County, IL have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.75% of the workforce in Boone 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 Boone County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Boone County, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.75% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boone County, IL (5.15k out of 52.8k 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 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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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Health

94.3% of the population of Boone County, IL has health coverage, with 52.6% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.852% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Boone County, IL see 1846 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0541% decrease from the previous year (1847 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2778 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2513 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,846 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Boone County, IL

Primary care physicians in Boone County, IL see an average of 1,846 patients per year. This represents a 0.0541% decrease from the previous year (1,847 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Boone 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 26.1% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.71%
Uninsured
52.6%
Employer Coverage
15.5%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
0.852%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boone County, IL declined by 4.44% from 5.97% to 5.71%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.3 in Boone 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 34.3% in Boone County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.48% in Boone County, IL.

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