Will County, IL

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2020 Population
689,704
0.0564% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.1
0.528% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
6.82%
1.12% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$90,800
4.41% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$239,400
3.19% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
353,027
0.55% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Will County, IL had a population of 690k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $90,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Will County, IL grew from 689,315 to 689,704, a 0.0564% increase and its median household income grew from $86,961 to $90,800, a 4.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Will County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.1%), White (Hispanic) (9.09%), Other (Hispanic) (5.81%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.46%).

None of the households in Will 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.

94.9% of the residents in Will County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Will County, IL are Joliet Junior College (2,641 degrees awarded in 2020), Lewis University (1,815 degrees), and Governors State University (1,304 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Will County, IL was $239,400, and the homeownership rate was 81.4%.

Most people in Will County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33 minutes. The average car ownership in Will County, IL was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Will County, IL is home to a population of 690k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 12.1% of Will County, IL residents were born outside of the country (83.4k people).

In 2020, there were 5.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (434k people) in Will County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 76.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 62.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.9%
2020 Citizenship
94.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.9% of Will County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Will County, IL was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Will County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    434k ± 312
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    76.5k ± 1.08k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    62.7k ± 2.67k
17.7%
Hispanic Population
122k people

In 2020, there were 5.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (434k people) in Will County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 76.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 62.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.7% of the people in Will County, IL are hispanic (122k people).

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

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Illinois.
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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Foreign-Born Population

12.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
83.4k people
12.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
84.9k people

As of 2020, 12.1% of Will County, IL residents (83.4k 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 Will County, IL was 12.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    10,045 ± 655
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,579 ± 483
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,908 ± 419

Will County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Will County, IL employs 353k people. The largest industries in Will County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (46,629 people), Retail Trade (41,535 people), and Manufacturing (39,321 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,878), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,429), and Finance & Insurance ($73,437).

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.

Occupations

353k
2020 Value
± 4,413
0.55%
1 Year growth
± 1.66%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Will County, IL grew at a rate of 0.55%, from 351k employees to 353k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Will County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (42,454 people), Management Occupations (37,749 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (37,053 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Will County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

353k
2020 Value
± 4,413
0.55%
1 Year growth
± 1.66%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Will County, IL grew at a rate of 0.55%, from 351k employees to 353k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Will County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (46,629 people), Retail Trade (41,535 people), and Manufacturing (39,321 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Will County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Will 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

$57,270
Median earning men ± $1,318
$35,415
Median earning women ± $885

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,684), Public Administration ($81,943), and Information ($79,557).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($56,916), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,102), and Construction ($49,167).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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. 6,277
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,999
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 3,095
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $5.02M
    Manufacturing
  2. $4.09M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $2.41M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Will County, IL went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.06%).

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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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Will County, IL awarded 6,884 degrees. The student population of Will County, IL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 9,498 male students and 15,531 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Will County, IL are White (4,070 and 60.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,203 and 17.9%), Black or African American (797 and 11.8%), and Unknown (250 and 3.71%).

The largest universities in Will County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Joliet Junior College (2,641 and 38.4%), Lewis University (1,815 and 26.4%), and Governors State University (1,304 and 18.9%).

The most popular majors in Will County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (701 and 10.2%), Registered Nursing (492 and 7.15%), and General Business Administration & Management (452 and 6.57%).

The median tuition costs in Will County, IL are $34,634 for private four year colleges, and $7,512 and $15,024 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Will County, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 62.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 25,029 (37.9% men and 62.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 25,029 students enrolled in Will County, IL, 37.9% men and 62.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,313 records, of which 60.9% were women and 39.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 275 degree-majors awarded
  2. 190 degree-majors awarded
  3. 172 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Will County, IL was Registered Nursing with 275 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,641 degrees awarded
  2. 1,815 degrees awarded
  3. 1,304 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Joliet Junior College with 2,641 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,751 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Will County, IL, which is 0.666 times less than the 4,133 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,070 degrees mean that there were 3.38 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,203 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,634) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,596) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Will County, IL was $239,400 in 2020, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $232,000 to $239,400, a 3.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Will County, IL is 81.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Will County, IL have an average commute time of 33 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Will County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Will County, IL is $90,800. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Will County, IL was Census Tract 8803.05 with a value of $189,653, followed by Census Tract 8801.18 and Census Tract 9801, with respective values of $186,375 and $170,917.

In 2021, 14% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Will County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.77%.

Property

$239,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$1,801
$189,122
Median Property Taxes
±$2,408

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

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

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Rent vs Own

81.4%
Homeownership
2020
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 81.4% of the housing units in Will County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8803.05
  2. Census Tract 8801.18
  3. Census Tract 9801

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Will County, IL was Census Tract 8803.05 with a value of $189,653, followed by Census Tract 8801.18 and Census Tract 9801, with respective values of $186,375 and $170,917.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Will 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.
$90,800
Median Household Income
± $1,197
228k
Number of Households
± 2,829

In 2020, the median household income of the 228k households in Will County, IL grew to $90,800 from the previous year's value of $86,961.

The following chart displays the households in Will 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 Will 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.85%)
  3. Carpooled (6.54%)

In 2020, 80.8% of workers in Will County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.85%) and those who carpooled to work (6.54%).

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

33 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Will County, IL have a longer commute time (33 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.77% of the workforce in Will 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 Will County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Will County, IL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 14% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Will County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.77%.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.82% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Will County, IL (46.4k out of 679k 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 Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Will County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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 2021, 9% of the children was living in poverty in Will County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 163 in Will County, IL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 6.54 per 100,000 population.

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94.9% of the population of Will County, IL has health coverage, with 62.8% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 9.78% on non-group plans, and 0.623% 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 Will County, IL see 1812 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.875% decrease from the previous year (1828 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1771 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 797 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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

1,812 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Will County, IL

Primary care physicians in Will County, IL see an average of 1,812 patients per year. This represents a 0.875% decrease from the previous year (1,828 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Will County, IL 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 26.6% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 41.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

5.12%
Uninsured
62.8%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
9.78%
Non-Group
0.623%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Will County, IL grew by 1.99% from 5.02% to 5.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Will 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 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41 in Will County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 34.2% in Will County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.02% in Will County, IL.

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