Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL

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Population

122,913

0.00976% decline

Poverty Rate

7.13%


Median Age

39.8


Median Household Income

$67,685

4.42% growth

Number of Employees

60,377

0.371% growth

Median Property Value

$276,700

2.56% growth

About

In 2017, Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL had a population of 123k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $67,685. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL declined from 122,925 to 122,913, a -0.00976% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,822 to $67,685, a 4.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.8%), White (Hispanic) (10.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.99%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (6.9%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.35%). 39.5% of the people in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL speak a non-English language, and 86.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL are Northwest Suburban College (64 degrees awarded in 2017) and Christian Life College (12 degrees).

The median property value in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL is $276,700, and the homeownership rate is 65.5%. Most people in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL employs 60.4k people. The largest industries in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL are Construction (4,179 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,007 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,121 people), and the highest paying industries are Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers ($190,750), Metalworking machinery manufacturing ($159,884), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($156,486).

Median household income in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL is $67,685. Males in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,469. The income inequality in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,685

2017 value

± $2,255

4.42%

1 Year Growth

± 4.93%

Households in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL have a median annual income of $67,685, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,822 in 2016, which represents a 4.42% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$69,371

Average Male Salary

± $9,025

$54,469

Average Female Salary

± $8,060

In 2017, full-time male employees in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL made 1.27 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $56,056 ± $6,246

  2. Asian

    $51,412 ± $14,225

  3. Black

    $45,013 ± $29,051

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL workers was White. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.442

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.396% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL was Northfield & New Trier Townships PUMA, IL with a value of $130,036, followed by Vernon, Moraine, West Deerfield & Libertyville (Southeast) Townships PUMA, IL and Kane County (West) PUMA, IL, with respective values of $124,455 and $113,088.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL (8.74k out of 123k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    6,276 ± 623

  2. Hispanic

    2,972 ± 505

  3. Asian

    902 ± 219

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

60.4k

2017 Value

0.371%

1 Year growth

± 0.371%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL grew at a rate of 0.371%, from 60.2k employees to 60.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL, are Miscellaneous managers (1,906 people), Cashiers (1,791 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,601 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (1,906 people), Cashiers (1,791 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,601 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Cargo & freight agents (10 times higher than expected), Insurance underwriters (4.55 times), and Taxi drivers & chauffeurs (4.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($207,839), Chief executives & legislators ($142,058), and Public relations specialists ($136,326).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.4k

2017 Value

0.371%

1 Year growth

± 0.371%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL grew at a rate of 0.371%, from 60.2k employees to 60.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL, are Construction (4,179 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,007 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,121 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL, though some of these residents may live in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, 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 Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL, by number of employees, are Construction (4,179 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,007 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,121 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL has an unusually high number of Taxi & limousine service (5.71 times higher than expected), Mail-order houses (3.62 times), and Not specified manufacturing industries (3.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL, by average salary, are Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers ($190,750), Metalworking machinery manufacturing ($159,884), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($156,486).

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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. $82.9B

  2. $78.3B

  3. $75B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $82.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($78.3B) and Gasoline ($75B).

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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$952B

2020 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

37.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $952B. This is expected to increase 37.7% 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. $69.2B

  2. $54.7B

  3. $36.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $69.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $54.7B and Michigan and $36.3B.

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

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Health

89.2% of the population of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 0.394% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair 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

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

10.8%

Uninsured

55.2%

Employer Coverage

11.3%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

0.394%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 10.8%.

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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

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

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Diversity

Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL is home to a population of 123k people, from which 86.5% are citizens. As of 2016, 27.8% of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL residents were born outside of the country (34.2k people).

In 2017, there were 6.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.4k people) in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.7k White (Hispanic) and 12.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL are Spanish (16,539 speakers), Polish (9,129 speakers), and Gujarati (2,758 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL was 39.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

27.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

34.2k people

27.9%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

34.5k people

As of 2016, 27.8% of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL residents (34.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL was 27.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    7,014 ± 1,997 people

  2. Poland

    7,008 ± 1,996 people

  3. India

    4,460 ± 1,610 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 7,014 Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL residents, followed by Poland with 7,008 and India with 4,460.

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Citizenship

86.5%

2017 Citizenship

86%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 86.5% of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL was 86%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    83.4k ± 1.75k

  2. White (Hispanic)

    12.7k ± 1.48k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    12.3k ± 947

In 2017, there were 6.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.4k people) in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.7k White (Hispanic) and 12.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    16,539 speakers (14.4%)

  2. Polish

    9,129 speakers (7.94%)

  3. Gujarati

    2,758 speakers (2.4%)

39.5% of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL was Spanish. 14.4% of the overall population of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL are native Spanish speakers. 7.94% speak Polish and 2.4% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,556 ± 301

  2. Korea

    815 ± 210

  3. World War II

    488 ± 141

Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL awarded 76 degrees. The student population of Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL is skewed towards women, with 31 male students and 80 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL are Asian (27 and 35.5%), followed by White (27 and 35.5%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 23.7%), and Black or African American (3 and 3.95%).

The largest universities in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL by number of degrees awarded are Northwest Suburban College (64 and 84.2%) and Christian Life College (12 and 15.8%).

The most popular majors in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL are Pharmacy Technician (32 and 42.1%), Medical Assistant (17 and 22.4%), and Dental Assisting (11 and 14.5%).

The median tuition costs in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL are $3,600 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 17 degrees awarded

  2. 11 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL was Medical Assistant with 17 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 64 degrees awarded

  2. 12 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$3,600

Median Private

In 2017, the Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest Suburban College with 64 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

13

Degrees Awarded to Men

63

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 13 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL, which is 0.206 times less than the 63 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    27 degrees awarded

  2. White

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    18 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL were to Asian students. These 27 degrees mean that there were 1 times more Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL was $276,700 in 2017, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $269,800 to $276,700, a 2.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL is 65.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$276,700

2017 Median

± $4,355

$269,800

2016 Median

± $4,545

In 2017, the median property value in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL grew to to $276,700 from the previous year's value of $269,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, 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 Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$67,685

Median Household Income

± $2,255

47.7k

Number of Households

± 1,483

In 2017, the median household income of the 47.7k households in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL grew to $67,685 from the previous year's value of $64,822.

The following chart displays the households in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.5%

2017 Homeownership

65.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.5% of the housing units in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.4% of the workforce in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.45%

  3. Public Transit

    6.28%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL was Drove Alone (78.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.45%) and those who Public Transit (6.28%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA, IL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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