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Sangamon County, IL&

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0.19% decline
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1.02% growth
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0.43% decline
Median Property Value
1.91% growth


The economy of Sangamon County, IL employs 95,740 people. The economy of Sangamon County, IL is specialized in Public Admin.; Finance & Insurance; and Utilities, which employ respectively 2.85; 1.43; and 1.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Sangamon County, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (15,843), Public Admin. (12,932), and Retail trade (10,514), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,977), Utilities ($69,046), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($66,380).

Median household income in Sangamon County, IL is $56,742. Males in Sangamon County, IL have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,421. The income inequality of Sangamon County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454 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 Sangamon County, IL. In Sangamon 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 113 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,996. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Sangamon County, IL is home to a population of 198,639 people, from which 98.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Sangamon County, IL is composed of 161,014 White residents (81.1%), 24,887 Black residents (12.5%), 4,217 Hispanic residents (2.12%), 4,008 Two+ residents (2.02%), and 3,478 Asian residents (1.75%). The most common foreign languages in Sangamon County, IL are Spanish (3,123 speakers), French (646 speakers), and German (631 speakers), but compared to other places, Sangamon County, IL has a relative high number of German (631 speakers), Other Asian (605 speakers), and French (646 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Sangamon County, IL awarded 4,288 degrees. The student population of Sangamon County, IL is skewed towards females, with 1,949 male students and 2,339 female students. Most students in Sangamon County, IL are White (3,151 and 73.5%), followed by Black or African American (392 and 9.1%), Unknown (176 and 4.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (97 and 2.26%). The largest universities in Sangamon County, IL by number of graduates are Lincoln Land Community College (2,045 and 47.7%), University of Illinois at Springfield (1,509 and 35.2%), and Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield (390 and 9.1%). The most popular majors in Sangamon County, IL are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (270 and 6.3%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (153 and 3.57%), and Medical Assistant (121 and 2.82%). The median tuition costs in Sangamon County, IL are $18,624 for private four year colleges, and $9,493 and $16,180 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 Sangamon County, IL is $133,400, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $130,900 to $133,400, a 1.91% increase. The homeownership rate of Sangamon County, IL is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Sangamon County, IL have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sangamon County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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