Sangamon County, IL

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2022 Population
196,122
0.324% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
0.247% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
8.39% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,653
8.32% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$162,400
10% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
92,721
0.249% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Sangamon County, IL had a population of 196k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $71,653. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sangamon County, IL declined from 196,759 to 196,122, a −0.324% decrease and its median household income grew from $66,149 to $71,653, a 8.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sangamon County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.59%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.16%), and White (Hispanic) (1.1%).

None of the households in Sangamon 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.

98.6% of the residents in Sangamon County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sangamon County, IL are Lincoln Land Community College (1,623 degrees awarded in 2022), Midwest Technical Institute-Illinois (1,210 degrees), and University of Illinois Springfield (1,125 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Sangamon County, IL was $162,400, and the homeownership rate was 70.1%.

Most people in Sangamon County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sangamon County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sangamon County, IL is home to a population of 196k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.99% of Sangamon County, IL residents were born outside of the country (5.87k people).

In 2022, there were 6.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (155k people) in Sangamon County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.04k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Sangamon County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sangamon County, IL was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sangamon County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    155k ± 380
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    24.7k ± 841
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.04k ± 917
2.51%
Hispanic Population
4.92k people

In 2022, there were 6.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (155k people) in Sangamon County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.04k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.51% of the people in Sangamon County, IL are hispanic (4.92k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.99%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.87k people
3.03%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.96k people

As of 2022, 2.99% of Sangamon County, IL residents (5.87k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sangamon County, IL was 3.03%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,055 ± 354
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,345 ± 317
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,392 ± 246

Sangamon County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sangamon County, IL employs 92.7k people. The largest industries in Sangamon County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,070 people), Public Administration (12,137 people), and Retail Trade (9,290 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($165,125), Utilities ($90,375), and Public Administration ($72,407).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

92.7k
2022 Value
± 2,257
−0.249%
1 Year decline
± 3.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sangamon County, IL declined at a rate of −0.249%, from 93k employees to 92.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sangamon County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,225 people), Management Occupations (10,077 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,981 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sangamon County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

92.7k
2022 Value
± 2,257
−0.249%
1 Year decline
± 3.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sangamon County, IL declined at a rate of −0.249%, from 93k employees to 92.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sangamon County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,070 people), Public Administration (12,137 people), and Retail Trade (9,290 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sangamon County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Sangamon 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

$53,302
Median earning men ± $1,540
$41,542
Median earning women ± $1,391

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,762), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,466), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,896).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,868), Wholesale Trade ($52,333), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,455).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,764
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,478
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,161
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sangamon County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 51.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.38%).

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 17 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 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sangamon County, IL awarded 4,210 degrees. The student population of Sangamon County, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,206 male students and 5,891 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sangamon County, IL are White (2,881 and 70.4%), followed by Black or African American (587 and 14.3%), Hispanic or Latino (240 and 5.86%), and Two or More Races (171 and 4.18%).

The largest universities in Sangamon County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln Land Community College (1,623 and 38.6%), Midwest Technical Institute-Illinois (1,210 and 28.7%), and University of Illinois Springfield (1,125 and 26.7%).

The most popular majors in Sangamon County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (419 and 9.95%), Welding Technology (339 and 8.05%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (289 and 6.86%).

The median tuition costs in Sangamon County, IL are $23,850 for private four year colleges, and $9,758 and $16,850 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Sangamon County, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 8.22%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,097 (41.7% men and 58.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,097 students enrolled in Sangamon County, IL, 41.7% men and 58.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,315 records, of which 58.7% were women and 41.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 263 degrees awarded
  2. 251 degrees awarded
  3. 265 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Sangamon County, IL was HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology with 263 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,623 degrees awarded
  2. 1,210 degrees awarded
  3. 1,125 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lincoln Land Community College with 1,623 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,887 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sangamon County, IL, which is 0.812 times less than the 2,323 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,881 degrees mean that there were 4.91 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 587 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($23,850) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,432) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sangamon County, IL was $162,400 in 2022, which is 0.576 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $147,600 to $162,400, a 10% increase. The homeownership rate in Sangamon County, IL is 70.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sangamon County, IL have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sangamon County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sangamon County, IL is $71,653. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sangamon County, IL was Census Tract 36.03 with a value of $138,894, followed by Census Tract 32.03 and Census Tract 39.01, with respective values of $130,538 and $116,573.

In 2022, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sangamon County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.945%.

Property

$162,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,459
$58,870
Median Property Taxes
±$1,600

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Rent vs Own

70.1%
Homeownership
2022
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.1% of the housing units in Sangamon County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 36.03
  2. Census Tract 32.03
  3. Census Tract 39.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sangamon County, IL was Census Tract 36.03 with a value of $138,894, followed by Census Tract 32.03 and Census Tract 39.01, with respective values of $130,538 and $116,573.

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

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Household Income

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$71,653
Median Household Income
± $1,845
84k
Number of Households
± 2,114

In 2022, the median household income of the 84k households in Sangamon County, IL grew to $71,653 from the previous year's value of $66,149.

The following chart displays the households in Sangamon 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 Sangamon County, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.95%)
  3. Carpooled (6.26%)

In 2022, 79.9% of workers in Sangamon County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.95%) and those who carpooled to work (6.26%).

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sangamon County, IL have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Sangamon County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sangamon County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.945%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sangamon County, IL (24.8k out of 192k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sangamon County, IL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.2% of the children was living in poverty in Sangamon County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 815 in Sangamon County, IL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 128 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.2% of the population of Sangamon County, IL has health coverage, with 53.2% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sangamon County, IL see 839 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.69% increase from the previous year (817 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1161 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 392 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

839 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sangamon County, IL

Primary care physicians in Sangamon County, IL see an average of 839 patients per year. This represents a 2.69% increase from the previous year (817 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.85%
Uninsured
53.2%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sangamon County, IL declined by 1.86% from 3.92% to 3.85%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 58.9 in Sangamon County, IL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 35.9% in Sangamon County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.49% in Sangamon County, IL.

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