Effingham, IL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
34,151
0.041% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39.5
0.254% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.2%
5.21% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$59,932
5.73% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$151,700
5.64% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Effingham, IL had a population of 34.2k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $59,932. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Effingham, IL grew from 34,137 to 34,151, a 0.041% increase and its median household income grew from $56,685 to $59,932, a 5.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Effingham, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.25%), White (Hispanic) (1.08%), Other (Hispanic) (0.817%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.539%).

None of the households in Effingham, 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.

98.6% of the residents in Effingham, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Effingham, IL was $151,700, and the homeownership rate was 76.7%.

Most people in Effingham, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Effingham, IL was 2 cars per household.

Effingham, IL borders Charleston-Mattoon, IL.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Effingham, IL is home to a population of 34.2k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.16% of Effingham, IL residents were born outside of the country (739 people).

In 2020, there were 76.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.6k people) in Effingham, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 427 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 368 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2020 Citizenship
98.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.6% of Effingham, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Effingham, IL was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Effingham, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.6k ± 47
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    427 ± 119
  3. White (Hispanic)
    368 ± 153
2.12%
Hispanic Population
723 people

In 2020, there were 76.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.6k people) in Effingham, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 427 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 368 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.12% of the people in Effingham, IL are hispanic (723 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.16%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
739 people
2.23%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
762 people

As of 2020, 2.16% of Effingham, IL residents (739 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 Effingham, IL was 2.23%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    616 ± 123
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    381 ± 110
  3. Korea
    275 ± 103

Effingham, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Effingham, IL employs 17.3k people. The largest industries in Effingham, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,751 people), Manufacturing (2,608 people), and Retail Trade (2,282 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($136,091), Utilities ($72,426), and Public Administration ($62,500).

Occupations

17.3k
2020 Value
± 785
−0.00579%
1 Year decline
± 6.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Effingham, IL declined at a rate of −0.00579%, from 17.3k employees to 17.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Effingham, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,035 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,967 people), and Management Occupations (1,770 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Effingham, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.3k
2020 Value
± 785
−0.00579%
1 Year decline
± 6.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Effingham, IL declined at a rate of −0.00579%, from 17.3k employees to 17.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Effingham, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,751 people), Manufacturing (2,608 people), and Retail Trade (2,282 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Effingham, IL, though some of these residents may live in Effingham, 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

$43,004
Median earning men ± $2,178
$29,303
Median earning women ± $2,148

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($109,583), Public Administration ($69,205), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,972).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,902), Wholesale Trade ($41,875), and Manufacturing ($40,880).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 410
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 287
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 261
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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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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.

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.879% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.877% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.59M), Some college (2.22M), and Bachelors Degree (2.03M).

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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The median property value in Effingham, IL was $151,700 in 2020, which is 0.66 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $143,600 to $151,700, a 5.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Effingham, IL is 76.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Effingham, IL have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Effingham, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Effingham, IL is $59,932. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Effingham, IL was Kendall County, IL with a value of $96,854, followed by DuPage County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $94,930 and $92,654.

Property

$151,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,911
$10,623
Median Property Taxes
±$558

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

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

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Rent vs Own

76.7%
Homeownership
2020
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.7% of the housing units in Effingham, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Effingham, IL was Kendall County, IL with a value of $96,854, followed by DuPage County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $94,930 and $92,654.

The following map shows all of the counties in Effingham, 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.
$59,932
Median Household Income
± $3,301
13.9k
Number of Households
± 716

In 2020, the median household income of the 13.9k households in Effingham, IL grew to $59,932 from the previous year's value of $56,685.

The following chart displays the households in Effingham, 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 Effingham, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.6%)
  3. Carpooled (6.53%)

In 2020, 82.3% of workers in Effingham, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.6%) and those who carpooled to work (6.53%).

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

17.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Effingham, IL have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Effingham, 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 Effingham, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Effingham, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Effingham, IL (3.75k out of 33.6k 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 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Effingham, 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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94.6% of the population of Effingham, IL has health coverage, with 48.6% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.02% 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 Illinois see 1241 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.72% decrease from the previous year (1250 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1242 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 408 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,241 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Illinois

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,241 patients per year. This represents a 0.72% decrease from the previous year (1,250 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Illinois in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.39%
Uninsured
48.6%
Employer Coverage
17.4%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
1.02%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Effingham, IL grew by 15.9% from 4.65% to 5.39%.

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

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