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Jackson County, IL&

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0.58% decline
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0.08% decline
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1.53% growth
Median Property Value
5.83% growth


The economy of Jackson County, IL employs 26,015 people. The economy of Jackson County, IL is specialized in Educational Services; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.74; 1.23; and 1.16 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jackson County, IL are Educational Services (6,639), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,943), and Retail trade (3,193), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($44,688), Utilities ($37,404), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($35,205).

Median household income in Jackson County, IL is $33,845. Males in Jackson County, IL have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,244. The income inequality of Jackson County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jackson County, IL. In Jackson County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 116 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,471. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Jackson County, IL is home to a population of 59,188 people, from which 95.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jackson County, IL is composed of 44,379 White residents (75%), 8,337 Black residents (14.1%), 2,460 Hispanic residents (4.16%), 2,107 Asian residents (3.56%), and 1,685 Two+ residents (2.85%). The most common foreign languages in Jackson County, IL are Spanish (1,550 speakers), Chinese (615 speakers), and German (504 speakers), but compared to other places, Jackson County, IL has a relative high number of German (504 speakers), Arabic (492 speakers), and Other Indo-European (186 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Jackson County, IL awarded 4,938 degrees. The student population of Jackson County, IL is skewed away from females, with 2,773 male students and 2,165 female students. Most students in Jackson County, IL are White (3,189 and 64.6%), followed by Black or African American (665 and 13.5%), Hispanic or Latino (287 and 5.81%), and Two or more races (111 and 2.25%). The largest universities in Jackson County, IL by number of graduates are Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (4,938 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Jackson County, IL are Trade & Industrial Teacher Education (340 and 6.89%), Airway Management & Operations (142 and 2.88%), and Health Care Administration & Management (141 and 2.86%). The median tuition costs in Jackson County, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,691 and $21,728 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson County, IL is $109,000, which is 0.53 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $103,000 to $109,000, a 5.83% increase. The homeownership rate of Jackson County, IL is 51.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Jackson County, IL have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jackson County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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