Montgomery County, IL

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2022 Population
28,352
0.456% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.7
0.234% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14%
4.43% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,796
4.19% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$102,000
10.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Montgomery County, IL had a population of 28.4k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $61,796. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Montgomery County, IL declined from 28,482 to 28,352, a −0.456% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,309 to $61,796, a 4.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.75%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), White (Hispanic) (1.15%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.466%).

None of the households in Montgomery 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.

99.6% of the residents in Montgomery County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery County, IL are Tri-County Beauty Academy (8 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Montgomery County, IL was $102,000, and the homeownership rate was 75.4%.

Most people in Montgomery County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Montgomery County, IL is home to a population of 28.4k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.05% of Montgomery County, IL residents were born outside of the country (297 people).

In 2022, there were 33.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.2k people) in Montgomery County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 780 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 623 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Montgomery County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, IL was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.2k ± 119
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    780 ± 84
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    623 ± 147
1.89%
Hispanic Population
536 people

In 2022, there were 33.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.2k people) in Montgomery County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 780 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 623 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.89% of the people in Montgomery County, IL are hispanic (536 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.05%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
297 people
1.53%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
435 people

As of 2022, 1.05% of Montgomery County, IL residents (297 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 Montgomery County, IL was 1.53%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    680 ± 129
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    385 ± 145
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    255 ± 112

Montgomery County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Montgomery County, IL employs 11.5k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,594 people), Manufacturing (1,285 people), and Retail Trade (1,285 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($105,341), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,833), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,731).

Occupations

11.5k
2022 Value
± 643
1.76%
1 Year growth
± 7.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montgomery County, IL grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 11.3k employees to 11.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,512 people), Sales & Related Occupations (973 people), and Management Occupations (972 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.5k
2022 Value
± 643
1.76%
1 Year growth
± 7.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montgomery County, IL grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 11.3k employees to 11.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,594 people), Manufacturing (1,285 people), and Retail Trade (1,285 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery 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

$48,150
Median earning men ± $3,007
$34,604
Median earning women ± $5,257

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($79,457), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,825), and Information ($67,857).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,333), Public Administration ($55,929), and Information ($47,768).

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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. 221
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 203
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 154
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Montgomery County, IL went to Donald J. Trump with 69.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.49%).

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

In 2022, universities in Montgomery County, IL awarded 8 degrees. The student population of Montgomery County, IL in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 9 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery County, IL are White (8 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Montgomery County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Tri-County Beauty Academy (8 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County, IL are General Cosmetology (7 and 87.5%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (1 and 12.5%).

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 Montgomery County, IL was $102,000 in 2022, which is 0.362 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $92,300 to $102,000, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, IL is 75.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Montgomery County, IL have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Montgomery County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Montgomery County, IL is $61,796. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Montgomery County, IL was Census Tract 9576 with a value of $79,833, followed by Census Tract 9575 and Census Tract 9573, with respective values of $78,000 and $65,254.

Property

$102,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,274
$8,494
Median Property Taxes
±$507

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 Montgomery County, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.4%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.4% of the housing units in Montgomery County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.4%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Montgomery County, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9576
  2. Census Tract 9575
  3. Census Tract 9573

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, IL was Census Tract 9576 with a value of $79,833, followed by Census Tract 9575 and Census Tract 9573, with respective values of $78,000 and $65,254.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Montgomery 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.
$61,796
Median Household Income
± $3,756
11.3k
Number of Households
± 623

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.3k households in Montgomery County, IL grew to $61,796 from the previous year's value of $59,309.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 (81.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.79%)
  3. Carpooled (6.11%)

In 2022, 81.8% of workers in Montgomery County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.79%) and those who carpooled to work (6.11%).

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

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, IL have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Montgomery County, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, IL (3.64k out of 26k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

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

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

95.2% of the population of Montgomery County, IL has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.654% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, IL see 2368 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.9% increase from the previous year (2043 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1558 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1275 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,368 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, IL

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, IL see an average of 2,368 patients per year. This represents a 15.9% increase from the previous year (2,043 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery 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 22.9% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.75%
Uninsured
45.3%
Employer Coverage
20%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
0.654%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, IL grew by 23.2% from 3.86% to 4.75%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montgomery County, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 65.3 in Montgomery 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 38.9% in Montgomery County, IL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7% in Montgomery County, IL.

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