Bureau County, IL

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2022 Population
33,203
0.405% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44
0.228% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.6%
3.38% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,165
8.01% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$120,200
10.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bureau County, IL had a population of 33.2k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $64,165. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bureau County, IL declined from 33,338 to 33,203, a −0.405% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,407 to $64,165, a 8.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bureau County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (86%), White (Hispanic) (4.43%), Other (Hispanic) (3.57%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.89%).

None of the households in Bureau 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.

98.3% of the residents in Bureau County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Bureau County, IL was $120,200, and the homeownership rate was 75.9%.

Most people in Bureau County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Bureau County, IL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Bureau County, IL is home to a population of 33.2k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.35% of Bureau County, IL residents were born outside of the country (1.11k people).

In 2022, there were 19.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.5k people) in Bureau County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.47k White (Hispanic) and 1.19k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Bureau County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bureau County, IL was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bureau County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.5k ± 124
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.47k ± 294
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.19k ± 285
9.9%
Hispanic Population
3.29k people

In 2022, there were 19.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.5k people) in Bureau County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.47k White (Hispanic) and 1.19k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.9% of the people in Bureau County, IL are hispanic (3.29k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.35%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.11k people
3.56%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.19k people

As of 2022, 3.35% of Bureau County, IL residents (1.11k 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 Bureau County, IL was 3.56%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    695 ± 135
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    337 ± 99
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    215 ± 69

Bureau County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bureau County, IL employs 15.9k people. The largest industries in Bureau County, IL are Manufacturing (2,376 people), Retail Trade (2,300 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,038 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,760), Public Administration ($65,000), and Construction ($59,183).

Occupations

15.9k
2022 Value
± 606
0.239%
1 Year growth
± 5.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bureau County, IL grew at a rate of 0.239%, from 15.9k employees to 15.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bureau County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,807 people), Management Occupations (1,591 people), and Production Occupations (1,519 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bureau County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.9k
2022 Value
± 606
0.239%
1 Year growth
± 5.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bureau County, IL grew at a rate of 0.239%, from 15.9k employees to 15.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bureau County, IL, are Manufacturing (2,376 people), Retail Trade (2,300 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,038 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bureau County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Bureau 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

$50,629
Median earning men ± $3,709
$28,312
Median earning women ± $1,372

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,386), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,337), and Wholesale Trade ($62,950).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($65,347), Manufacturing ($41,397), and Public Administration ($39,750).

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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. 223
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 213
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 175
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bureau County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 59.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.2%).

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 Bureau County, IL was $120,200 in 2022, which is 0.426 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $108,700 to $120,200, a 10.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Bureau County, IL is 75.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bureau County, IL have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bureau County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bureau County, IL is $64,165. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bureau County, IL was Census Tract 9656 with a value of $69,718, followed by Census Tract 9655 and Census Tract 9650, with respective values of $69,403 and $67,278.

Property

$120,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,589
$10,557
Median Property Taxes
±$474

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

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

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Rent vs Own

75.9%
Homeownership
2022
61.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.9% of the housing units in Bureau County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9656
  2. Census Tract 9655
  3. Census Tract 9650

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bureau County, IL was Census Tract 9656 with a value of $69,718, followed by Census Tract 9655 and Census Tract 9650, with respective values of $69,403 and $67,278.

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

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Household Income

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$64,165
Median Household Income
± $3,293
13.9k
Number of Households
± 608

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.9k households in Bureau County, IL grew to $64,165 from the previous year's value of $59,407.

The following chart displays the households in Bureau 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 Bureau 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 (9.03%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.55%)

In 2022, 82.6% of workers in Bureau County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.03%) and those who worked at home (4.55%).

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

21.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bureau County, IL have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.36% of the workforce in Bureau 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 Bureau County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bureau County, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bureau County, IL (4.13k out of 32.7k 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 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bureau 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

93.5% of the population of Bureau County, IL has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 0.765% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bureau County, IL see 2039 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.05% increase from the previous year (1941 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2692 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1538 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

2,039 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bureau County, IL

Primary care physicians in Bureau County, IL see an average of 2,039 patients per year. This represents a 5.05% increase from the previous year (1,941 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bureau 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 22.5% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% 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

6.53%
Uninsured
46.4%
Employer Coverage
15.6%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
0.765%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bureau County, IL grew by 19.1% from 5.48% to 6.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bureau 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 N/A in Bureau 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 35.2% in Bureau County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.32% in Bureau County, IL.

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