Henry County, IL

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2022 Population
49,157
0.516% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
9.24%
7.66% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,313
6.79% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$138,900
10.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Henry County, IL had a population of 49.2k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $66,313. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Henry County, IL declined from 49,412 to 49,157, a −0.516% decrease and its median household income grew from $62,097 to $66,313, a 6.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Henry County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.36%), Other (Hispanic) (2.17%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.17%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.07%).

None of the households in Henry 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.

99.4% of the residents in Henry County, IL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Henry County, IL was $138,900, and the homeownership rate was 79.8%.

Most people in Henry County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Henry County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Henry County, IL is home to a population of 49.2k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.39% of Henry County, IL residents were born outside of the country (684 people).

In 2022, there were 37.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.5k people) in Henry County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.16k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.07k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Henry County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Henry County, IL was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Henry County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    43.5k ± 219
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.16k ± 239
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.07k ± 296
6.24%
Hispanic Population
3.07k people

In 2022, there were 37.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.5k people) in Henry County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.16k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.07k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.24% of the people in Henry County, IL are hispanic (3.07k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.39%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
684 people
1.59%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
785 people

As of 2022, 1.39% of Henry County, IL residents (684 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 Henry County, IL was 1.59%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,213 ± 186
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    775 ± 171
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    508 ± 187

Henry County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Henry County, IL employs 23.4k people. The largest industries in Henry County, IL are Manufacturing (3,649 people), Retail Trade (2,915 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,767 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($98,684), Utilities ($79,792), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($69,625).

Occupations

23.4k
2022 Value
± 1,001
−0.0812%
1 Year decline
± 6.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henry County, IL declined at a rate of −0.0812%, from 23.4k employees to 23.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henry County, IL, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,552 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,411 people), and Management Occupations (2,382 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henry County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.4k
2022 Value
± 1,001
−0.0812%
1 Year decline
± 6.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henry County, IL declined at a rate of −0.0812%, from 23.4k employees to 23.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henry County, IL, are Manufacturing (3,649 people), Retail Trade (2,915 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,767 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henry County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Henry 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

$54,493
Median earning men ± $2,549
$36,467
Median earning women ± $2,114

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($109,716), Wholesale Trade ($74,583), and Manufacturing ($64,640).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($70,244), Public Administration ($54,375), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,056).

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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. 304
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 244
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 243
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Henry County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 59.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.44%).

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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Henry County, IL was $138,900 in 2022, which is 0.493 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $125,500 to $138,900, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Henry County, IL is 79.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Henry County, IL have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Henry County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Henry County, IL is $66,313. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Henry County, IL was Census Tract 302.03 with a value of $125,353, followed by Census Tract 302.01 and Census Tract 305, with respective values of $108,357 and $81,313.

Property

$138,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,331
$16,103
Median Property Taxes
±$800

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 Henry County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

79.8%
Homeownership
2022
59%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.8% of the housing units in Henry County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 302.03
  2. Census Tract 302.01
  3. Census Tract 305

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henry County, IL was Census Tract 302.03 with a value of $125,353, followed by Census Tract 302.01 and Census Tract 305, with respective values of $108,357 and $81,313.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$66,313
Median Household Income
± $3,529
20.2k
Number of Households
± 943

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.2k households in Henry County, IL grew to $66,313 from the previous year's value of $62,097.

The following chart displays the households in Henry 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 Henry 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 (83.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.43%)
  3. Carpooled (6.02%)

In 2022, 83.8% of workers in Henry County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.43%) and those who carpooled to work (6.02%).

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

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henry County, IL have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Henry 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 Henry County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Henry County, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.24% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henry County, IL (4.46k out of 48.3k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Henry 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

95.7% of the population of Henry County, IL has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Henry County, IL see 4447 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.41% decrease from the previous year (4909 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2690 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2105 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,447 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Henry County, IL

Primary care physicians in Henry County, IL see an average of 4,447 patients per year. This represents a 9.41% decrease from the previous year (4,909 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Henry 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 23.3% under 18 years, 16.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.7% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

4.34%
Uninsured
50.6%
Employer Coverage
14.8%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.21%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henry County, IL declined by 4.62% from 4.55% to 4.34%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 48.3 in Henry 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% in Henry County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.83% in Henry County, IL.

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