Pulaski County, IL

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2022 Population
5,177
1.93% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.9
0.679% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
25%
37% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$41,038
2.09% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$81,600
24.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1,778
1.43% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pulaski County, IL had a population of 5.18k people with a median age of 43.9 and a median household income of $41,038. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pulaski County, IL declined from 5,279 to 5,177, a −1.93% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,197 to $41,038, a 2.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pulaski County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.73%), White (Hispanic) (1.06%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.695%).

None of the households in Pulaski 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.

99.8% of the residents in Pulaski County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pulaski County, IL are Shawnee Community College (550 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Pulaski County, IL was $81,600, and the homeownership rate was 71.7%.

Most people in Pulaski County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Pulaski County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pulaski County, IL is home to a population of 5.18k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.734% of Pulaski County, IL residents were born outside of the country (38 people).

In 2022, there were 2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.25k people) in Pulaski County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.62k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 193 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Pulaski County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pulaski County, IL was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pulaski County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.25k ± 24
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.62k ± 101
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    193 ± 76.8
1.89%
Hispanic Population
98 people

In 2022, there were 2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.25k people) in Pulaski County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.62k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 193 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.89% of the people in Pulaski County, IL are hispanic (98 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pulaski 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

0.734%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
38 people
0.852%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
45 people

As of 2022, 0.734% of Pulaski County, IL residents (38 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 Pulaski County, IL was 0.852%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    209 ± 53
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    61 ± 46
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    13 ± 29

Pulaski County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pulaski County, IL employs 1.78k people. The largest industries in Pulaski County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (492 people), Retail Trade (235 people), and Manufacturing (164 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($96,250), Utilities ($58,250), and Construction ($56,607).

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

1.78k
2022 Value
± 242
1.43%
1 Year growth
± 18.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pulaski County, IL grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 1.75k employees to 1.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pulaski County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (246 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (175 people), and Material Moving Occupations (172 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pulaski County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.78k
2022 Value
± 242
1.43%
1 Year growth
± 18.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pulaski County, IL grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 1.75k employees to 1.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pulaski County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (492 people), Retail Trade (235 people), and Manufacturing (164 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pulaski County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Pulaski 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

$44,375
Median earning men ± $13,041
$27,431
Median earning women ± $5,429

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($60,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,868), and Construction ($56,607).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($58,103), Public Administration ($35,313), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,750).

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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. 32
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  2. 26
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 20
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pulaski County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 64.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.877%).

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 Pulaski County, IL awarded 550 degrees. The student population of Pulaski County, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 445 male students and 729 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pulaski County, IL are White (420 and 76.4%), followed by Black or African American (82 and 14.9%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 3.27%), and Unknown (14 and 2.55%).

The largest universities in Pulaski County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Shawnee Community College (550 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pulaski County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (244 and 44.4%), Welding Technology (53 and 9.64%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (40 and 7.27%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,174 students enrolled in Pulaski County, IL, 37.9% men and 62.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 826 records, of which 62.3% were women and 37.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 124 degrees awarded
  2. 40 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pulaski County, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 124 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
550 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Shawnee Community College with 550 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 209 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pulaski County, IL, which is 0.613 times less than the 341 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 420 degrees mean that there were 5.12 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 82 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($6,300) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($450) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,470) 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).

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 Pulaski County, IL was $81,600 in 2022, which is 0.289 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $65,500 to $81,600, a 24.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Pulaski County, IL is 71.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pulaski County, IL have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pulaski County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 13.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pulaski County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.07%.

Property

$81,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,910
$1,352
Median Property Taxes
±$154

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

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

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Rent vs Own

71.7%
Homeownership
2022
55.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.7% of the housing units in Pulaski County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9710
  2. Census Tract 9711

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pulaski 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.
$41,038
Median Household Income
± $4,450
1.89k
Number of Households
± 197

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.89k households in Pulaski County, IL grew to $41,038 from the previous year's value of $40,197.

The following chart displays the households in Pulaski 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pulaski 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 (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.76%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.04%)

In 2022, 80.9% of workers in Pulaski County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.76%) and those who worked at home (7.04%).

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

28.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pulaski County, IL have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.59% of the workforce in Pulaski 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 Pulaski County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pulaski County, IL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pulaski County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.07%.

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Poverty & Diversity

25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pulaski County, IL (1.27k out of 5.09k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pulaski County, IL is Black, followed by White 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, 31.6% of the children was living in poverty in Pulaski County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 351 in Pulaski County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 773 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Pulaski County, IL has health coverage, with 31.8% on employee plans, 34.7% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 9.43% on non-group plans, and 2.43% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 14.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.93%
Uninsured
31.8%
Employer Coverage
34.7%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
9.43%
Non-Group
2.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pulaski County, IL declined by 5.39% from 7.32% to 6.93%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 41.9% in Pulaski County, IL.

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