Clay County, IL

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2020 Population
13,217
0.527% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
42.1
1.17% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
16.8%
1.72% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$52,167
7.56% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$84,400
0.118% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Clay County, IL had a population of 13.2k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $52,167. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Clay County, IL declined from 13,287 to 13,217, a −0.527% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,500 to $52,167, a 7.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clay County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (96%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.53%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.545%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.439%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.25%).

None of the households in Clay 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.

99.9% of the residents in Clay County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Clay County, IL was $84,400, and the homeownership rate was 74.3%.

Most people in Clay County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Clay County, IL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Clay County, IL is home to a population of 13.2k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.409% of Clay County, IL residents were born outside of the country (54 people).

In 2020, there were 38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.7k people) in Clay County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 334 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 72 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2020 Citizenship
99.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.9% of Clay County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Clay County, IL was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clay County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.7k ± 19
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    334 ± 93
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    72 ± 71
0.25%
Hispanic Population
33 people

In 2020, there were 38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.7k people) in Clay County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 334 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 72 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.25% of the people in Clay County, IL are hispanic (33 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.409%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
54 people
0.452%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
60 people

As of 2020, 0.409% of Clay County, IL residents (54 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 Clay County, IL was 0.452%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    397 ± 126
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    141 ± 80
  3. Korea
    90 ± 54

Clay County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Clay County, IL employs 6.04k people. The largest industries in Clay County, IL are Manufacturing (1,635 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (994 people), and Educational Services (573 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,479), Public Administration ($66,154), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($59,632).

Occupations

6.04k
2020 Value
± 518
0.199%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Clay County, IL grew at a rate of 0.199%, from 6.03k employees to 6.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clay County, IL, are Production Occupations (913 people), Management Occupations (536 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (527 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clay County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.04k
2020 Value
± 518
0.199%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Clay County, IL grew at a rate of 0.199%, from 6.03k employees to 6.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clay County, IL, are Manufacturing (1,635 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (994 people), and Educational Services (573 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clay County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Clay 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

$44,881
Median earning men ± $4,797
$29,000
Median earning women ± $4,138

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($69,375), Public Administration ($68,167), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,984).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($65,927), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,375).

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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. 106
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 101
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 87
    Manufacturing

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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clay County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 81.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (16.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.28%).

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.

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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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Clay County, IL was $84,400 in 2020, which is 0.367 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $84,500 to $84,400, a 0.118% decrease. The homeownership rate in Clay County, IL is 74.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Clay County, IL have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clay County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clay County, IL is $52,167. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clay County, IL was Census Tract 9722 with a value of $58,355, followed by Census Tract 9719 and Census Tract 9721, with respective values of $55,110 and $50,685.

Property

$84,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,945
$4,164
Median Property Taxes
±$366

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

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

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Rent vs Own

74.3%
Homeownership
2020
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 74.3% of the housing units in Clay County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9722
  2. Census Tract 9719
  3. Census Tract 9721

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clay County, IL was Census Tract 9722 with a value of $58,355, followed by Census Tract 9719 and Census Tract 9721, with respective values of $55,110 and $50,685.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Clay 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.
$52,167
Median Household Income
± $4,104
5.61k
Number of Households
± 481

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.61k households in Clay County, IL grew to $52,167 from the previous year's value of $48,500.

The following chart displays the households in Clay 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 Clay 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (5.6%)
  3. Carpooled (4.64%)

In 2020, 85.9% of workers in Clay County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (5.6%) and those who carpooled to work (4.64%).

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

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clay County, IL have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.64% of the workforce in Clay 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 Clay County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clay County, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clay County, IL (2.18k out of 13k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clay 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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94.8% of the population of Clay County, IL has health coverage, with 44.1% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.05% 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 Clay County, IL see 6626 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.121% decrease from the previous year (6634 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1883 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 776 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% 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

6,626 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clay County, IL

Primary care physicians in Clay County, IL see an average of 6,626 patients per year. This represents a 0.121% decrease from the previous year (6,634 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clay 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 24% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

5.16%
Uninsured
44.1%
Employer Coverage
23.2%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
1.05%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clay County, IL declined by 19.2% from 6.38% to 5.16%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Clay 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 28.4% in Clay County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.54% in Clay County, IL.

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