Alexander County, IL

County

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Population
6,532
3.6% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
Median Age
42.8

Poverty Rate
30.2%

Median Household Income
$34,709
11.9% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$53,500
0.564% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
2,218
2.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Alexander County, IL had a population of 6.53k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $34,709. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Alexander County, IL declined from 6,776 to 6,532, a -3.6% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,014 to $34,709, a 11.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alexander County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (33.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.65%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.735%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Hispanic) (0.321%). NaNk% of the people in Alexander County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Alexander County, IL is $53,500, and the homeownership rate is 71.3%. Most people in Alexander County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Alexander County, IL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Illinois. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Alexander County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 52.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (44.3%), followed by Other (3.09%). The most partisan county was Wayne County, IL with 84.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Alexander County, IL
52.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Illinois
  1. 84.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Illinois was Wayne County, IL with 84.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Illinois colored by their party leaning.

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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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Diversity

Alexander County, IL is home to a population of 6.53k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.658% of Alexander County, IL residents were born outside of the country (43 people).

In 2018, there were 1.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.06k people) in Alexander County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 173 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alexander County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.06k ± 4
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.17k ± 111
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    173 ± 107
1.12%
Hispanic Population
73 people

In 2018, there were 1.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.06k people) in Alexander County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 173 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.12% of the people in Alexander County, IL are hispanic (73 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.658%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
43 people
0.856%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
58 people

As of 2018, 0.658% of Alexander County, IL residents (43 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alexander County, IL was 0.856%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.3
36
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 34.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Alexander County, IL was 42.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Alexander County, IL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Alexander County, IL residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    644,788 ± 19,210 people
  2. India
    156,084 ± 9,640 people
  3. Poland
    130,079 ± 8,810 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 644,788 Illinois residents, followed by India with 156,084 and Poland with 130,079.

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Citizenship

99.6%
2018 Citizenship
99.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.6% of Alexander County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Alexander County, IL was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    135 ± 48
  2. Korea
    57 ± 31
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    39 ± 36

Alexander County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Alexander County, IL is $34,709. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Alexander County, IL was Census Tract 9577 with a value of $46,094, followed by Census Tract 9576 and Census Tract 9579, with respective values of $39,375 and $26,523.

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,164. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Alexander County, IL employs 2.22k people. The largest industries in Alexander County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (339 people), Accommodation & Food Services (312 people), and Retail Trade (273 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($115,399), Utilities ($65,208), and Finance & Insurance ($58,750).

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,709
2018 value
± $3,017
11.9%
1 Year Growth
± 11.1%

Households in Alexander County, IL have a median annual income of $34,709, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,014 in 2017, which represents a 11.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,849
Average Male Salary in Illinois
± $1,220
$56,164
Average Female Salary in Illinois
± $916

In 2019, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Illinois
  1. Asian
    $71,781 ± $3,365
  2. White
    $60,455 ± $832
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $58,312 ± $36,766

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Illinois.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alexander County, IL is from Illinois.
0.482
2019 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.482
2018 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2019, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0501% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9577
  2. Census Tract 9576
  3. Census Tract 9579

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alexander County, IL was Census Tract 9577 with a value of $46,094, followed by Census Tract 9576 and Census Tract 9579, with respective values of $39,375 and $26,523.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alexander County, IL (1.95k out of 6.44k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    964 ± 163
  2. Black
    882 ± 162
  3. Two Or More
    48 ± 89

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alexander County, IL is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.22k
2018 Value
± 258
2.5%
1 Year growth
± 15.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Alexander County, IL grew at a rate of 2.5%, from 2.16k employees to 2.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alexander County, IL, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (302 people), Sales & Related Occupations (253 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (194 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alexander County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alexander County, IL, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (302 people), Sales & Related Occupations (253 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (194 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alexander County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.34 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.97 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alexander County, IL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($185,208), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($115,530), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($100,170).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.22k
2018 Value
± 258
2.5%
1 Year growth
± 15.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Alexander County, IL grew at a rate of 2.5%, from 2.16k employees to 2.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alexander County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (339 people), Accommodation & Food Services (312 people), and Retail Trade (273 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alexander County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Alexander County, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Alexander County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (339 people), Accommodation & Food Services (312 people), and Retail Trade (273 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alexander County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.17 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.98 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.98 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alexander County, IL, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($115,399), Utilities ($65,208), and Finance & Insurance ($58,750).

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Domestic Trade

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. $76.6B
  2. $75B
  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

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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$871B
2015 Value in Illinois
$1.31T
Projected 2045 Value in Illinois
50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

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. $63.2B
  2. $48.1B
  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alexander County, IL was $53,500 in 2018, which is 0.233 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $53,200 to $53,500, a 0.564% increase. The homeownership rate in Alexander County, IL is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alexander County, IL have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alexander County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$53,500
2018 Median
± $3,888
$53,200
2017 Median
± $4,345

In 2018, the median property value in Alexander County, IL grew to to $53,500 from the previous year's value of $53,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Alexander County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alexander County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$34,709
Median Household Income
± $3,017
2.32k
Number of Households
± 227

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.32k households in Alexander County, IL grew to $34,709 from the previous year's value of $31,014.

The following chart displays the households in Alexander 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Alexander County, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alexander County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%
2018 Homeownership
70.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.3% of the housing units in Alexander County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alexander County, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alexander County, IL have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.33% of the workforce in Alexander County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    86.1%
  2. Carpooled
    5.49%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.01%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Alexander County, IL was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.49%) and those who Worked At Home (4.01%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alexander County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alexander County, IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

93.2% of the population of Alexander County, IL has health coverage, with 26.2% on employee plans, 38.1% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 1.67% 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 Alexander County, IL see 6780 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.5% decrease from the previous year (7492 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3239 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, St. Clair County and Stephenson County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,780 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alexander County, IL

Primary care physicians in Alexander County, IL see an average of 6,780 patients per year. This represents a 9.5% decrease from the previous year (7,492 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Illinois
$4,875
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$4,959
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,116
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.79%
Uninsured
26.2%
Employer Coverage
38.1%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alexander County, IL declined by 23% from 8.81% to 6.79%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 12.7% prevalence
  2. 12.7% prevalence
  3. 12% prevalence

St. Clair County and Stephenson County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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