Coles County, IL

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2022 Population
47,076
0.98% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.4
2.19% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.4%
1.92% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,732
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$114,000
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
23,400
0.0555% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Coles County, IL had a population of 47.1k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $53,732. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Coles County, IL declined from 47,542 to 47,076, a −0.98% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,534 to $53,732, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Coles County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.55%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.5%), White (Hispanic) (1.74%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.924%).

None of the households in Coles 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 Coles County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Coles County, IL are Lake Land College (2,244 degrees awarded in 2022) and Eastern Illinois University (1,882 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Coles County, IL was $114,000, and the homeownership rate was 60%.

Most people in Coles County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Coles County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Coles County, IL is home to a population of 47.1k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.13% of Coles County, IL residents were born outside of the country (1k people).

In 2022, there were 25.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.2k people) in Coles County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.67k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.18k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Coles County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Coles County, IL was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Coles County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42.2k ± 183
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.67k ± 186
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.18k ± 254
2.94%
Hispanic Population
1.39k people

In 2022, there were 25.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.2k people) in Coles County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.67k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.18k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.94% of the people in Coles County, IL are hispanic (1.39k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Coles 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

2.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1k people
1.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
896 people

As of 2022, 2.13% of Coles County, IL residents (1k 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 Coles County, IL was 1.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    845 ± 172
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    568 ± 176
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    441 ± 126

Coles County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Coles County, IL employs 23.4k people. The largest industries in Coles County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,555 people), Educational Services (3,297 people), and Manufacturing (3,158 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($115,066), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($70,827), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,875).

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

23.4k
2022 Value
± 1,170
−0.0555%
1 Year decline
± 6.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Coles County, IL declined at a rate of −0.0555%, from 23.4k employees to 23.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Coles County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,716 people), Production Occupations (2,034 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,964 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Coles County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.4k
2022 Value
± 1,170
−0.0555%
1 Year decline
± 6.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Coles County, IL declined at a rate of −0.0555%, from 23.4k employees to 23.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Coles County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,555 people), Educational Services (3,297 people), and Manufacturing (3,158 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Coles County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Coles 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

$38,140
Median earning men ± $2,348
$28,894
Median earning women ± $3,548

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,750), Wholesale Trade ($66,827), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,667).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,938), Construction ($46,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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. 440
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 350
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 241
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Coles County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.35%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Coles County, IL awarded 4,126 degrees. The student population of Coles County, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,270 male students and 7,329 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Coles County, IL are White (2,826 and 71.5%), followed by Black or African American (513 and 13%), Hispanic or Latino (293 and 7.42%), and Unknown (159 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Coles County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Lake Land College (2,244 and 54.4%) and Eastern Illinois University (1,882 and 45.6%).

The most popular majors in Coles County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (649 and 15.7%), General Construction Trades (214 and 5.19%), and Registered Nursing (129 and 3.13%).

The median tuition cost in Coles County, IL for a public four year colleges is $9,417 for in-state students and $11,882 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Coles County, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 12,599 (41.8% men and 58.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 12,599 students enrolled in Coles County, IL, 41.8% men and 58.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,228 records, of which 61% were women and 39% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 102 degrees awarded
  2. 56 degrees awarded
  3. 112 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Coles County, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 102 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,244 degrees awarded
  2. 1,882 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lake Land College with 2,244 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,980 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Coles County, IL, which is 0.923 times less than the 2,146 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 2,826 degrees mean that there were 5.51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 513 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($9,417) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,392) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($360) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Coles County, IL was $114,000 in 2022, which is 0.404 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $103,200 to $114,000, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Coles County, IL is 60%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Coles County, IL have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Coles County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Coles County, IL is $53,732. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Coles County, IL was Census Tract 9 with a value of $93,603, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $81,813 and $78,750.

In 2022, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Coles County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.08%.

Property

$114,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,415
$12,238
Median Property Taxes
±$740

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

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Rent vs Own

60%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60% of the housing units in Coles County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9
  2. Census Tract 6
  3. Census Tract 2

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Coles County, IL was Census Tract 9 with a value of $93,603, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $81,813 and $78,750.

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

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Household Income

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$53,732
Median Household Income
± $4,076
20.4k
Number of Households
± 1,054

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.4k households in Coles County, IL grew to $53,732 from the previous year's value of $48,534.

The following chart displays the households in Coles 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 Coles 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 (76.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.85%)

In 2022, 76.9% of workers in Coles County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who worked at home (5.85%).

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Commute Time

17.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Coles County, IL have a shorter commute time (17.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Coles 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 Coles County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Coles County, IL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Coles County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.08%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Coles County, IL (8.47k out of 43.7k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Coles County, IL is White, followed by Two Or More 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 2022, 17.5% of the children was living in poverty in Coles County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 278 in Coles County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 5.06 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Coles County, IL has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Coles County, IL see 1332 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.39% decrease from the previous year (1454 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1866 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 247 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,332 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Coles County, IL

Primary care physicians in Coles County, IL see an average of 1,332 patients per year. This represents a 8.39% decrease from the previous year (1,454 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Coles 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 20.5% under 18 years, 27.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.92%
Uninsured
43%
Employer Coverage
21.7%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
1.26%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Coles County, IL declined by 3.98% from 7.2% to 6.92%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 43.8 in Coles 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 36.2% in Coles County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.44% in Coles County, IL.

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