Grundy County, IL

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2022 Population
52,624
0.497% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
1.31% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.98%
2.06% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$89,993
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$245,400
15.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Grundy County, IL had a population of 52.6k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $89,993. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grundy County, IL grew from 52,364 to 52,624, a 0.497% increase and its median household income grew from $81,764 to $89,993, a 10.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grundy County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.1%), White (Hispanic) (6.52%), Other (Hispanic) (2.69%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.19%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%).

None of the households in Grundy 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.

98.7% of the residents in Grundy County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Grundy County, IL was $245,400, and the homeownership rate was 75.8%.

Most people in Grundy County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Grundy County, IL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Grundy County, IL is home to a population of 52.6k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.01% of Grundy County, IL residents were born outside of the country (2.11k people).

In 2022, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.3k people) in Grundy County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.43k White (Hispanic) and 1.42k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Grundy County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grundy County, IL was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grundy County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    44.3k ± 240
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.43k ± 454
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.42k ± 434
10.9%
Hispanic Population
5.75k people

In 2022, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.3k people) in Grundy County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.43k White (Hispanic) and 1.42k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.9% of the people in Grundy County, IL are hispanic (5.75k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.01%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.11k people
4.14%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.17k people

As of 2022, 4.01% of Grundy County, IL residents (2.11k 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 Grundy County, IL was 4.14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    943 ± 196
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    891 ± 224
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    411 ± 181

Grundy County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grundy County, IL employs 26.8k people. The largest industries in Grundy County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,697 people), Retail Trade (3,520 people), and Manufacturing (3,242 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($160,124), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,673), and Construction ($87,083).

Occupations

26.8k
2022 Value
± 1,203
2.79%
1 Year growth
± 6.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grundy County, IL grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 26.1k employees to 26.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grundy County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,922 people), Management Occupations (2,558 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,165 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grundy County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

26.8k
2022 Value
± 1,203
2.79%
1 Year growth
± 6.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grundy County, IL grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 26.1k employees to 26.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grundy County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,697 people), Retail Trade (3,520 people), and Manufacturing (3,242 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grundy County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Grundy 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

$68,341
Median earning men ± $2,715
$37,456
Median earning women ± $2,620

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($115,250), Construction ($90,045), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($84,508).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($68,568), Construction ($67,652), and Wholesale Trade ($67,071).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Illinois.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 534
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 273
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 201
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Grundy County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 61.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.33%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 Grundy County, IL was $245,400 in 2022, which is 0.871 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $212,300 to $245,400, a 15.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Grundy County, IL is 75.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grundy County, IL have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grundy County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grundy County, IL is $89,993. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Grundy County, IL was Census Tract 1.03 with a value of $108,679, followed by Census Tract 1.02 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $108,576 and $99,474.

Property

$245,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,186
$15,440
Median Property Taxes
±$673

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grundy County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Grundy County, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.8% of the housing units in Grundy County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1.03
  2. Census Tract 1.02
  3. Census Tract 5

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grundy County, IL was Census Tract 1.03 with a value of $108,679, followed by Census Tract 1.02 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $108,576 and $99,474.

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

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Household Income

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$89,993
Median Household Income
± $3,106
20.4k
Number of Households
± 1,027

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.4k households in Grundy County, IL grew to $89,993 from the previous year's value of $81,764.

The following chart displays the households in Grundy 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 Grundy 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 (85.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.05%)
  3. Carpooled (4.73%)

In 2022, 85.2% of workers in Grundy County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.05%) and those who carpooled to work (4.73%).

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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Commute Time

28 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grundy County, IL have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.07% of the workforce in Grundy County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grundy County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grundy County, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grundy County, IL (3.11k out of 52.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grundy County, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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Health

96.6% of the population of Grundy County, IL has health coverage, with 63.2% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 9.87% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Grundy County, IL see 3191 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.157% increase from the previous year (3186 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2684 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 600 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,191 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Grundy County, IL

Primary care physicians in Grundy County, IL see an average of 3,191 patients per year. This represents a 0.157% increase from the previous year (3,186 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grundy County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.44%
Uninsured
63.2%
Employer Coverage
10.7%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
9.87%
Non-Group
1.13%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grundy County, IL declined by 11.1% from 3.87% to 3.44%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41 in Grundy 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 33.4% in Grundy County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.47% in Grundy County, IL.

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