Perry County, IL

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2022 Population
20,996
0.766% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.2
1.69% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.5%
8.08% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,338
6.08% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$102,000
18.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Perry County, IL had a population of 21k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $56,338. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Perry County, IL declined from 21,158 to 20,996, a −0.766% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,108 to $56,338, a 6.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Perry County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (86%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.88%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%), Other (Hispanic) (1.27%), and White (Hispanic) (0.967%).

None of the households in Perry 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.

99.3% of the residents in Perry County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Perry County, IL was $102,000, and the homeownership rate was 76.9%.

Most people in Perry County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Perry County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Perry County, IL is home to a population of 21k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.4% of Perry County, IL residents were born outside of the country (294 people).

In 2022, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.1k people) in Perry County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.65k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 467 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Perry County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Perry County, IL was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Perry County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.1k ± 18
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.65k ± 167
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    467 ± 170
3.18%
Hispanic Population
668 people

In 2022, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.1k people) in Perry County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.65k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 467 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.18% of the people in Perry County, IL are hispanic (668 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
294 people
1.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
254 people

As of 2022, 1.4% of Perry County, IL residents (294 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 Perry County, IL was 1.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    483 ± 115
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    338 ± 155
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    129 ± 55

Perry County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Perry County, IL employs 8.02k people. The largest industries in Perry County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,626 people), Retail Trade (986 people), and Manufacturing (895 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,444), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,423), and Public Administration ($69,396).

Occupations

8.02k
2022 Value
± 589
1.08%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Perry County, IL grew at a rate of 1.08%, from 7.93k employees to 8.02k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Perry County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (892 people), Management Occupations (858 people), and Production Occupations (725 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Perry County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.02k
2022 Value
± 589
1.08%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Perry County, IL grew at a rate of 1.08%, from 7.93k employees to 8.02k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Perry County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,626 people), Retail Trade (986 people), and Manufacturing (895 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Perry County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Perry 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

$53,225
Median earning men ± $4,168
$31,297
Median earning women ± $2,585

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,587), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,578), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($70,179).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,295), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,454), and Manufacturing ($38,500).

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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. 125
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  2. 111
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 102
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Perry County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 72.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.686%).

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 Perry County, IL was $102,000 in 2022, which is 0.362 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $85,800 to $102,000, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Perry County, IL is 76.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Perry County, IL have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Perry County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Perry County, IL is $56,338. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Perry County, IL was Census Tract 303 with a value of $68,454, followed by Census Tract 301 and Census Tract 305, with respective values of $67,460 and $64,063.

Property

$102,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,132
$6,262
Median Property Taxes
±$483

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

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

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Rent vs Own

76.9%
Homeownership
2022
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.9% of the housing units in Perry County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 303
  2. Census Tract 301
  3. Census Tract 305

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Perry County, IL was Census Tract 303 with a value of $68,454, followed by Census Tract 301 and Census Tract 305, with respective values of $67,460 and $64,063.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Perry 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.
$56,338
Median Household Income
± $3,421
8.15k
Number of Households
± 584

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.15k households in Perry County, IL grew to $56,338 from the previous year's value of $53,108.

The following chart displays the households in Perry 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 Perry 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 (87.6%)
  2. Carpooled (4.78%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.36%)

In 2022, 87.6% of workers in Perry County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (4.78%) and those who worked at home (3.36%).

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

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Perry County, IL have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Perry 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 Perry County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Perry County, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Perry County, IL (3.26k out of 18.6k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

96.1% of the population of Perry County, IL has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 24.2% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 2.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Perry County, IL see 2092 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.68% increase from the previous year (1925 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2583 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 504 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,092 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Perry County, IL

Primary care physicians in Perry County, IL see an average of 2,092 patients per year. This represents a 8.68% increase from the previous year (1,925 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Perry 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 22.7% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.94%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
24.2%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
2.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Perry County, IL grew by 5.61% from 3.73% to 3.94%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Perry 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 Perry 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 39.5% in Perry County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.94% in Perry County, IL.

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