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0.33% growth
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Median Household Income
7.17% growth
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Number of Employees
1.18% growth
Median Property Value
5.1% growth

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The economy of Will County, IL employs 346,425 people. The economy of Will County, IL is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Construction, which employ respectively 1.5; 1.3; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Will County, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (45,524), Retail trade (43,793), and Manufacturing (35,813), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($91,027), Utilities ($80,198), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($63,300).

Median household income in Will County, IL is $81,438. Males in Will County, IL have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,320. The income inequality of Will County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher 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 Will County, IL. In Will 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 57 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,931. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Will County, IL is home to a population of 689,529 people, from which 94.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Will County, IL is composed of 442,182 White residents (64.1%), 117,562 Hispanic residents (17%), 75,070 Black residents (10.9%), 37,895 Asian residents (5.5%), and 14,989 Two+ residents (2.17%). The most common foreign languages in Will County, IL are Spanish (76,885 speakers), Polish (7,320 speakers), and Tagalog (5,204 speakers), but compared to other places, Will County, IL has a relative high number of Polish (7,320 speakers), Urdu (3,167 speakers), and Gujarati (2,727 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Will County, IL awarded 6,753 degrees. The student population of Will County, IL is skewed towards females, with 2,519 male students and 4,234 female students. Most students in Will County, IL are White (4,306 and 63.8%), followed by Black or African American (977 and 14.5%), Hispanic or Latino (812 and 12%), and Unknown (251 and 3.72%). The largest universities in Will County, IL by number of graduates are Joliet Junior College (2,242 and 33.2%), Lewis University (1,797 and 26.6%), and Governors State University (1,511 and 22.4%). The most popular majors in Will County, IL are Registered Nursing (344 and 5.09%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (238 and 3.52%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (205 and 3.04%). The median tuition costs in Will County, IL are $29,950 for private four year colleges, and $8,160 and $16,320 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 Will County, IL is $224,600, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $213,700 to $224,600, a 5.1% increase. The homeownership rate of Will County, IL is 80.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Will County, IL have an average commute time of 31.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Will County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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