Bureau County, IL

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2020 Population
32,878
0.737% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
44.2
0.45% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
12.3%
0.766% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$55,549
3.29% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$103,900
6.98% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
15,846
0.277% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Bureau County, IL had a population of 32.9k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $55,549. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Bureau County, IL declined from 33,122 to 32,878, a −0.737% decrease and its median household income declined from $57,436 to $55,549, a −3.29% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bureau County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.2%), White (Hispanic) (5.73%), Other (Hispanic) (2.72%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.855%).

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.

98.1% of the residents in Bureau County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Bureau County, IL was $103,900, and the homeownership rate was 75.3%. Most people in Bureau County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Bureau County, IL was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Bureau County, IL is home to a population of 32.9k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.77% of Bureau County, IL residents were born outside of the country (1.24k people).

In 2020, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.7k people) in Bureau County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.89k White (Hispanic) and 895 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bureau County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.7k ± 84
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.89k ± 217
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    895 ± 220
9.33%
Hispanic Population
3.07k people

In 2020, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.7k people) in Bureau County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.89k White (Hispanic) and 895 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.33% of the people in Bureau County, IL are hispanic (3.07k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.77%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.24k people
3.76%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.25k people

As of 2020, 3.77% of Bureau County, IL residents (1.24k 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 Bureau County, IL was 3.76%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Bureau County, IL was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Bureau County, IL are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Bureau County, IL residents was 44.

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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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Citizenship

98.1%
2020 Citizenship
97.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.1% of Bureau County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Bureau County, IL was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    779 ± 109
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    292 ± 68
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    211 ± 55

Bureau County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Illinois (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Bureau County, IL is $55,549. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bureau County, IL was Census Tract 9650 with a value of $66,190, followed by Census Tract 9647 and Census Tract 9656, with respective values of $62,421 and $59,856.

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.

The economy of Bureau County, IL employs 15.8k people. The largest industries in Bureau County, IL are Manufacturing (2,596 people), Retail Trade (2,316 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,149 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,313), Public Administration ($53,646), and Utilities ($51,190).

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,549
2020 value
± $2,812
−3.29%
1 Year Growth
± 6.77%

Households in Bureau County, IL have a median annual income of $55,549, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,436 in 2019, which represents a −3.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$77,685
Average Male Salary in Illinois
± $1,244
$57,880
Average Female Salary in Illinois
± $945

In 2020, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Illinois
  1. Asian
    $76,473 ± $3,501
  2. White
    $62,534 ± $868
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $56,111 ± $35,058

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Illinois.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bureau 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9650
  2. Census Tract 9647
  3. Census Tract 9656

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bureau County, IL was Census Tract 9650 with a value of $66,190, followed by Census Tract 9647 and Census Tract 9656, with respective values of $62,421 and $59,856.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bureau County, IL (3.97k out of 32.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    3,670 ± 312
  2. Hispanic
    488 ± 115
  3. Two Or More
    101 ± 105

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bureau County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

15.8k
2020 Value
± 597
−0.277%
1 Year decline
± 5.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bureau County, IL declined at a rate of −0.277%, from 15.9k employees to 15.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bureau County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,909 people), Production Occupations (1,574 people), and Management Occupations (1,418 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bureau County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bureau County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,909 people), Production Occupations (1,574 people), and Management Occupations (1,418 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bureau County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.18 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.07 times), and Production Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bureau County, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($81,429), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,857), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($64,659).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.8k
2020 Value
± 597
−0.277%
1 Year decline
± 5.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bureau County, IL declined at a rate of −0.277%, from 15.9k employees to 15.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bureau County, IL, are Manufacturing (2,596 people), Retail Trade (2,316 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,149 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Bureau County, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,596 people), Retail Trade (2,316 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,149 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bureau County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.16 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.64 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bureau County, IL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,313), Public Administration ($53,646), and Utilities ($51,190).

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Domestic Trade

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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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%). The most partisan county was Wayne County, IL with 84.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Bureau County, IL
59.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Illinois
  1. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Illinois was Wayne County, IL with 84.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Illinois colored by their party leaning.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bureau County, IL was $103,900 in 2020, which is 0.452 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $111,700 to $103,900, a 6.98% decrease. The homeownership rate in Bureau County, IL is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Bureau County, IL have an average commute time of 21 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.

Housing

Property Value

$103,900
2020 Median
± $4,190
$111,700
2019 Median
± $3,156

In 2020, the median property value in Bureau County, IL declined from to $103,900 from the previous year's value of $111,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bureau County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bureau County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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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.
$55,549
Median Household Income
± $2,812
13.8k
Number of Households
± 579

In 2020, the median household income of the 13.8k households in Bureau County, IL declined from $55,549 from the previous year's value of $57,436.

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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bureau County, IL 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.

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Rent vs Own

75.3%
2020 Homeownership
76.6%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 75.3% of the housing units in Bureau County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bureau County, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bureau County, IL have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.62% of the workforce in Bureau County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83%)
  2. Carpooled (8.71%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.4%)

In 2020, 83% of workers in Bureau County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.71%) and those who worked at home (4.4%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by false.

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Health

95.2% of the population of Bureau County, IL has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.898% 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 Bureau County, IL see 1941 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.59% decrease from the previous year (2078 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2719 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1554 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.9%). Additionally, Vermilion County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,941 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bureau County, IL

Primary care physicians in Bureau County, IL see an average of 1,941 patients per year. This represents a 6.59% decrease from the previous year (2,078 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Illinois.
$8,262
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Illinois
$4,875
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$4,959
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,116
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.81%
Uninsured
47.3%
Employer Coverage
15.9%
Medicaid
17.5%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0.898%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bureau County, IL grew by 3.58% from 4.64% to 4.81%.

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 Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 19.9% prevalence
  2. 18.5% prevalence
  3. 18.3% prevalence

Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 19.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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