Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Illinois

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1. Population. The Illinois total population increased from 12,419,293 (2000) to 12,869,259 (2011) -- a change of 449,966 ( 3.62%). The median age increased from 34.7 (2000) to 36.8 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 2,368,902 (2000) to 2,269,570 (2011) -- a change of -99,332 ( -4.19%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 12,419,293 100.0 12,869,259 100.0 449,966 3.6
  Male 6,080,336 49.0 6,309,308 49.0 228,972 3.8
  Female 6,338,957 51.0 6,559,951 51.0 220,994 3.5
  Under 5 years 876,549 7.1 826,970 6.4 -49,579 -5.7
  5 to 9 years 929,858 7.5 858,285 6.7 -71,573 -7.7
  10 to 14 years 905,097 7.3 867,305 6.7 -37,792 -4.2
  15 to 19 years 894,002 7.2 913,267 7.1 19,265 2.2
  20 to 24 years 850,843 6.9 881,738 6.9 30,895 3.6
  25 to 34 years 1,811,674 14.6 1,781,187 13.8 -30,487 -1.7
  35 to 44 years 1,983,870 16.0 1,712,435 13.3 -271,435 -13.7
  45 to 54 years 1,626,742 13.1 1,848,934 14.4 222,192 13.7
  55 to 59 years 577,747 4.7 820,679 6.4 242,932 42.0
  60 to 64 years 462,886 3.7 715,864 5.6 252,978 54.7
  65 to 74 years 772,247 6.2 875,309 6.8 103,062 13.3
  75 to 84 years 535,747 4.3 527,408 4.1 -8,339 -1.6
  85 years and over 192,031 1.5 239,878 1.9 47,847 24.9
  Median age 34.7... 36.8... 2.1 6.1

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 4425,8933.3409,6843.2
  5- 9438,5563.4420,8493.3
  10-14449,1603.5430,2883.4
  15-19473,7363.7448,3563.5
  20-24447,5133.5431,4513.4
  25-29456,8873.6453,3863.5
  30-34433,7823.4431,9023.4
  35-39426,4763.3429,3143.3
  40-44432,7563.4437,3443.4
  45-49463,4233.6476,6713.7
  50-54455,9533.6474,8323.7
  55-59392,3223.1415,4563.2
  60-64318,9032.5346,5262.7
  65-69225,8941.8259,1662.0
  70-74163,4051.3201,0701.6
  75-79122,7061.0166,6791.3
  80-8492,0190.7143,3621.1
  85+ 72,8920.6162,0201.3

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 423,603 (2000) to 599,115 (2011) -- a change of 175,512 ( 41.43%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 11,848 (2000) to 10,326 (2011) -- a change of -1,522 ( -12.85%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 12,419,293 100.0 12,869,259 100.0 449,966 3.6
One Race 12,184,277 98.1 12,605,700 98.0 421,423 3.5
  White 9,125,471 73.5 9,328,438 72.5 202,967 2.2
  Black or African American 1,876,875 15.1 1,867,304 14.5 -9,571 -0.5
  American Indian and Alaska Native 31,006 0.2 25,818 0.2 -5,188 -16.7
  Asian 423,603 3.4 599,115 4.7 175,512 41.4
    Asian Indian 124,723 1.0 187,093 1.5 62,370 50.0
    Chinese 76,725 0.6 113,184 0.9 36,459 47.5
    Filipino 86,298 0.7 113,321 0.9 27,023 31.3
    Japanese 20,379 0.2 15,453 0.1 -4,926 -24.2
    Korean 51,453 0.4 71,548 0.6 20,095 39.1
    Vietnamese 19,101 0.2 27,076 0.2 7,975 41.8
    Other Asian 44,924 0.4 71,440 0.6 26,516 59.0
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 4,610 0.0 1,378 0.0 -3,232 -70.1
    Native Hawaiian 1,003 0.0 381 0.0 -622 -62.0
    Guamanian or Chamorro 988 0.0 499 0.0 -489 -49.5
    Samoan 1,062 0.0 343 0.0 -719 -67.7
    Other Pacific Islander 1,557 0.0 155 0.0 -1,402 -90.0
  Some other race 722,712 5.8 783,647 6.1 60,935 8.4
Two or more races 235,016 1.9 263,559 2.0 28,543 12.1
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 9,322,831 75.1 9,550,577 74.2 227,746 2.4
  Black or African American 1,937,671 15.6 1,981,146 15.4 43,475 2.2
  American Indian and Alaska Native 73,161 0.6 83,458 0.6 10,297 14.1
  Asian 473,649 3.8 681,165 5.3 207,516 43.8
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 11,848 0.1 10,326 0.1 -1,522 -12.8
  Some other race 847,369 6.8 842,991 6.6 -4,378 -0.5
Hispanic 1,530,262 12.3 2,077,030 16.1 546,768 35.7

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 4,591,779 (2000) to 4,737,208 (2011) -- a change of 145,429 ( 3.17%). The number of families decreased from 3,105,513 (2000) to 3,098,864 (2011) -- a change of -6,649 ( -0.21%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 4,591,779 100.0 4,737,208 100.0 145,429 3.2
  Family households (families) 3,105,513 67.6 3,098,864 65.4 -6,649 -0.2
    Married-couple family 2,353,892 51.3 2,269,243 47.9 -84,649 -3.6
  Nonfamily households 1,486,266 32.4 1,638,344 34.6 152,078 10.2
    Householder living alone 1,229,807 26.8 1,372,272 29.0 142,465 11.6
      Householder 65 years and over 438,693 9.6 476,848 10.1 38,155 8.7

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 2,212,291 (2000) to 2,351,322 (2011) -- a change of 139,031 ( 6.28%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 7,973,671 100.0 8,521,694 100.0 548,023 6.9
  Less than 9th grade 597,684 7.5 480,820 5.6 -116,864 -19.6
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 882,759 11.1 610,761 7.2 -271,998 -30.8
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 2,212,291 27.7 2,351,322 27.6 139,031 6.3
  Some college, no degree 1,720,386 21.6 1,811,978 21.3 91,592 5.3
  Associate's degree 482,502 6.1 622,949 7.3 140,447 29.1
  Bachelor's degree 1,317,182 16.5 1,645,334 19.3 328,152 24.9
  Graduate or professional degree 760,867 9.5 998,530 11.7 237,663 31.2
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 81.4... 87.2 5.8 7.1
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 26.1... 31.0 4.9 18.8

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 3,450,604 (2000) to 3,516,919 (2011) -- a change of 66,315 ( 1.92%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 3,450,604 100.0 3,516,919 100.0 66,315 1.9
  Nursery school, preschool 253,102 7.3 240,046 6.8 -13,056 -5.2
  Kindergarten 189,795 5.5 170,538 4.8 -19,257 -10.1
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,490,164 43.2 1,377,626 39.2 -112,538 -7.6
  High school (grades 9-12) 707,505 20.5 742,710 21.1 35,205 5.0
  College or graduate school 810,038 23.5 985,999 28.0 175,961 21.7

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 1,054,722 (2000) to 1,165,574 (2011) -- a change of 110,852 ( 10.51%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 11,547,505 100.0 12,042,289 100.0 494,784 4.3
  English only 9,326,786 80.8 9,311,852 77.3 -14,934 -0.2
  Language other than English 2,220,719 19.2 2,730,437 22.7 509,718 23.0
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,054,722 9.1 1,165,574 9.7 110,852 10.5
  Spanish 1,253,676 10.9 1,614,022 13.4 360,346 28.7
    Speak English less than "very well" 665,995 5.8 729,001 6.1 63,006 9.5
  Other Indo-European languages 640,237 5.5 662,873 5.5 22,636 3.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 253,352 2.2 248,845 2.1 -4,507 -1.8
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 248,800 2.2 327,577 2.7 78,777 31.7
    Speak English less than "very well" 111,065 1.0 149,645 1.2 38,580 34.7

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 5,833,185 (2000) to 5,926,849 (2011) -- a change of 93,664 ( 1.61%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 9,530,946 100.0 10,141,680 100.0 610,734 6.4
  In labor force 6,230,617 65.4 6,681,576 65.9 450,959 7.2
    Civilian labor force 6,208,597 65.1 6,661,181 65.7 452,584 7.3
      Employed 5,833,185 61.2 5,926,849 58.4 93,664 1.6
      Unemployed 375,412 3.9 734,332 7.2 358,920 95.6
      Percent of civilian labor force... 6.0... 11.0 5.0 83.3
    Armed Forces 22,020 0.2 20,395 0.2 -1,625 -7.4
  Not in labor force 3,300,329 34.6 3,460,104 34.1 159,775 4.8

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 5,833,185 100.0 5,926,849 100.0 93,664 1.6
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 66,481 1.1 62,408 1.1 -4,073 -6.1
  Construction 334,176 5.7 304,280 5.1 -29,896 -8.9
  Manufacturing 931,162 16.0 751,276 12.7 -179,886 -19.3
  Wholesale trade 222,990 3.8 182,989 3.1 -40,001 -17.9
  Retail trade 643,472 11.0 654,944 11.1 11,472 1.8
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 352,193 6.0 341,437 5.8 -10,756 -3.1
  Information 172,629 3.0 121,088 2.0 -51,541 -29.9
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 462,169 7.9 437,752 7.4 -24,417 -5.3
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 590,913 10.1 658,222 11.1 67,309 11.4
  Educational, health and social services 1,131,987 19.4 1,365,306 23.0 233,319 20.6
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 417,406 7.2 528,313 8.9 110,907 26.6
  Other services (except public administration) 275,901 4.7 280,901 4.7 5,000 1.8
  Public administration 231,706 4.0 237,933 4.0 6,227 2.7

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over decreased from 6,590,224 (May 2012) to 6,627,033 (Oct 2012) -- a change of 36,809 ( 0.6%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force6,590,2246,583,0586,574,6566,556,3376,584,8596,627,033
  Employed6,025,9566,010,9815,987,5995,962,6906,002,3876,045,702
  Unemployed564,268572,077587,057593,647582,472581,331
  Unemployment rate 8.6 8.7 8.9 9.1 8.8 8.8

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 28.0 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 5,745,731). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 28.2 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 5,820,167).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 43.20% ( 4,989,078) of the population 5 years and over ( 11,547,505) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 12.91% ( 1,641,874) of the population 1 year and over ( 12,718,402) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $46,590 (2000) to $53,234 (2011) -- a change of $6,644 ( 14.26%). The per capita income increased from $23,104 (2000) to $27,880 (2011) -- a change of $4,776 ( 20.67%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $54,644 (2010) to $53,234 (2011) -- a change of ($1,410) ( -2.58%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.465 (2010) to 0.472 (2011) -- a change of 0.007 ( 1.505%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 4,592,740 100.0 4,737,208 100.0 144,468 3.1
  Less than $10,000 383,299 8.3 357,921 7.6 -25,378 -6.6
  $10,000 to $14,999 252,485 5.5 237,363 5.0 -15,122 -6.0
  $15,000 to $24,999 517,812 11.3 523,756 11.1 5,944 1.1
  $25,000 to $34,999 545,962 11.9 471,435 10.0 -74,527 -13.7
  $35,000 to $49,999 745,180 16.2 627,511 13.2 -117,669 -15.8
  $50,000 to $74,999 952,940 20.7 873,371 18.4 -79,569 -8.3
  $75,000 to $99,999 531,760 11.6 584,822 12.3 53,062 10.0
  $100,000 to $149,999 415,348 9.0 605,154 12.8 189,806 45.7
  $150,000 to $199,999 119,056 2.6 230,168 4.9 111,112 93.3
  $200,000 or more 128,898 2.8 225,707 4.8 96,809 75.1
  Median household income (dollars) 46,590... 53,234... 6,644 14.3
  Median family income (dollars) 55,545... 65,579... 10,034 18.1
  Per capita income (dollars) 23,104... 27,880... 4,776 20.7

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $563,981M (2011Q2) to $578,212M (2012Q2) -- a change of $14,231M ( 2.5%). Per capita personal income increased from $43,913 (2011Q2) to $44,930 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,197 ( 2.7%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 562,388563,981562,499561,782573,597578,212
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 556,025558,090556,425556,049567,086571,658
  Farm income 10.2/ 6,3635,8926,0745,7326,5116,553
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 424,750426,807426,236425,517436,789439,114
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 39,66039,87139,72839,66040,79240,912
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 17,98618,01617,86517,81718,18718,243
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 21,67421,85521,86321,84322,60522,669
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ -2,346-2,313-2,185-2,163-2,292-2,262
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 382,743384,624384,323383,694393,705395,940
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 89,93091,49991,75892,23393,41495,616
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 89,71587,85886,41885,85486,47886,655
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 303,560305,115304,299303,864312,186313,695
Supplements to wages and salaries 73,02573,41173,46573,53175,08475,416
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 51,35151,55751,60251,68852,47852,747
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 21,67421,85521,86321,84322,60522,669
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 48,16548,28048,47248,12249,51950,003
  Farm proprietors' income 5,7265,2565,4415,1005,9516,063
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 42,43943,02443,03043,02243,56843,940
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 43,78943,91343,79843,74244,57144,930

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 7.82 (2000) to 11.00 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 10.68 (2000) to 15.00 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 12,688,006) with health insurance was 11,028,731. Of those with health insurance, 8,474,905 had private health insurance and 3,841,932 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 17.62% ( 1,999,717) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 11,350,345) had a disability. In 2011, 10.38% ( 1,317,307) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 12,688,006) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 4,885,615 (2000) to 5,296,209 (2011) -- a change of 410,594 ( 8.40%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 4,885,615 100.0 5,296,209 100.0 410,594 8.4
  Occupied housing units 4,591,779 94.0 4,737,208 89.4 145,429 3.2
    Owner-occupied housing units 3,088,884 63.2 3,190,282 60.2 101,398 3.3
    Renter-occupied housing units 1,502,895 30.8 1,546,926 29.2 44,031 2.9
  Vacant housing units 293,836 6.0 559,001 10.6 265,165 90.2

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $130,800 (2000) to $178,500 (2011) -- a change of $47,700 ( 36.47%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 3,088,884 100.0 3,190,282 100.0 101,398 3.3
  Less than $50,000 230,049 7.4 224,056 7.0 -5,993 -2.6
  $50,000 to $99,999 651,605 21.1 493,848 15.5 -157,757 -24.2
  $100,000 to $149,999 583,409 18.9 523,741 16.4 -59,668 -10.2
  $150,000 to $199,999 429,311 13.9 549,647 17.2 120,336 28.0
  $200,000 to $299,999 344,651 11.2 681,656 21.4 337,005 97.8
  $300,000 to $499,999 163,254 5.3 494,325 15.5 331,071 202.8
  $500,000 to $999,999 55,673 1.8 180,295 5.7 124,622 223.8
  $1,000,000 or more 12,386 0.4 42,714 1.3 30,328 244.9
Median value (dollars) 130,800... 178,500... 47,700 36.5

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $605 (2000) to $859 (2011) -- a change of $254 ( 41.98%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $1,198 (2000) to $1,646 (2011) -- a change of $448 ( 37.40%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 1,724,034 100.0 2,170,602 100.0 446,568 25.9
  Less than $300 6,334 0.4 2,647 0.1 -3,687 -58.2
  $300 to $499 75,022 4.4 28,836 1.3 -46,186 -61.6
  $500 to $699 179,760 10.4 88,226 4.1 -91,534 -50.9
  $700 to $999 357,790 20.8 260,829 12.0 -96,961 -27.1
  $1,000 to $1,499 567,599 32.9 550,495 25.4 -17,104 -3.0
  $1,500 to $1,999 302,243 17.5 501,548 23.1 199,305 65.9
  $2,000 or more 235,286 13.6 738,021 34.0 502,735 213.7
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 1,198... 1,646... 448 37.4
Housing units without a mortgage 746,304 43.3 1,019,680 100.0 273,376 36.6
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 353... 547... 194 55.0


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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