Kendall County, IL

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2022 Population
132,795
1.56% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.1
0.838% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
4.75%
8.85% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$106,358
4.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$288,100
12.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kendall County, IL had a population of 133k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $106,358. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kendall County, IL grew from 130,757 to 132,795, a 1.56% increase and its median household income grew from $101,816 to $106,358, a 4.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kendall County, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.9%), White (Hispanic) (8.64%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.62%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.24%).

None of the households in Kendall 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.

95.2% of the residents in Kendall County, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kendall County, IL are Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology (46 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Kendall County, IL was $288,100, and the homeownership rate was 84.1%.

Most people in Kendall County, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Kendall County, IL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kendall County, IL is home to a population of 133k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.78% of Kendall County, IL residents were born outside of the country (13k people).

In 2022, there were 7.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.2k people) in Kendall County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.5k White (Hispanic) and 10.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.2%
2022 Citizenship
95.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.2% of Kendall County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kendall County, IL was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kendall County, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    86.2k ± 640
  2. White (Hispanic)
    11.5k ± 1.6k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.4k ± 577
21%
Hispanic Population
27.9k people

In 2022, there were 7.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.2k people) in Kendall County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.5k White (Hispanic) and 10.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21% of the people in Kendall County, IL are hispanic (27.9k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

9.78%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
13k people
9.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.1k people

As of 2022, 9.78% of Kendall County, IL residents (13k 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 Kendall County, IL was 9.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,498 ± 299
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,295 ± 305
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    717 ± 246

Kendall County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kendall County, IL employs 69.5k people. The largest industries in Kendall County, IL are Retail Trade (9,356 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,534 people), and Educational Services (8,116 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($134,186), Public Administration ($87,518), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,094).

Occupations

69.5k
2022 Value
± 2,803
2.08%
1 Year growth
± 5.84%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kendall County, IL grew at a rate of 2.08%, from 68.1k employees to 69.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kendall County, IL, are Management Occupations (7,762 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,748 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,188 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kendall County, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

69.5k
2022 Value
± 2,803
2.08%
1 Year growth
± 5.84%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kendall County, IL grew at a rate of 2.08%, from 68.1k employees to 69.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kendall County, IL, are Retail Trade (9,356 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,534 people), and Educational Services (8,116 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kendall County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Kendall 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

$64,554
Median earning men ± $3,190
$45,654
Median earning women ± $2,192

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($92,696), Information ($80,682), and Manufacturing ($76,202).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($58,728), Public Administration ($58,700), and Wholesale Trade ($57,895).

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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. 828
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 558
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 450
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kendall County, IL went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 51.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.27%).

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 Kendall County, IL awarded 46 degrees. The student population of Kendall County, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 96 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kendall County, IL are White (20 and 43.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17 and 37%), Black or African American (5 and 10.9%), and Two or More Races (2 and 4.35%).

The largest universities in Kendall County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology (46 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kendall County, IL are General Cosmetology (31 and 67.4%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (13 and 28.3%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (2 and 4.35%).

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.

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Educational Attainment

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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 Kendall County, IL was $288,100 in 2022, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $255,400 to $288,100, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Kendall County, IL is 84.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kendall County, IL have an average commute time of 33.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kendall County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kendall County, IL is $106,358. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kendall County, IL was Census Tract 8903.01 with a value of $105,889, followed by Census Tract 8903.02 and Census Tract 8902.02, with respective values of $89,034 and $84,423.

Property

$288,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,872
$36,899
Median Property Taxes
±$1,360

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

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Rent vs Own

84.1%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 84.1% of the housing units in Kendall County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8903.01
  2. Census Tract 8903.02
  3. Census Tract 8902.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kendall County, IL was Census Tract 8903.01 with a value of $105,889, followed by Census Tract 8903.02 and Census Tract 8902.02, with respective values of $89,034 and $84,423.

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

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Household Income

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$106,358
Median Household Income
± $3,259
43.9k
Number of Households
± 2,080

In 2022, the median household income of the 43.9k households in Kendall County, IL grew to $106,358 from the previous year's value of $101,816.

The following chart displays the households in Kendall 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kendall 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 (79%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.9%)
  3. Carpooled (6.95%)

In 2022, 79% of workers in Kendall County, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.9%) and those who carpooled to work (6.95%).

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

33.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kendall County, IL have a longer commute time (33.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.81% of the workforce in Kendall 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 Kendall County, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kendall County, IL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.75% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kendall County, IL (6.28k out of 132k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

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% of the population of Kendall County, IL has health coverage, with 68% on employee plans, 9.76% on Medicaid, 8.53% on Medicare, 8.84% on non-group plans, and 0.937% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kendall County, IL see 2932 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.71% increase from the previous year (2722 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2562 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 889 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,932 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kendall County, IL

Primary care physicians in Kendall County, IL see an average of 2,932 patients per year. This represents a 7.71% increase from the previous year (2,722 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kendall 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 29.3% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 40.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.98%
Uninsured
68%
Employer Coverage
9.76%
Medicaid
8.53%
Medicare
8.84%
Non-Group
0.937%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kendall County, IL declined by 3% from 4.1% to 3.98%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 26.9 in Kendall 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 33.2% in Kendall County, IL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.4% in Kendall County, IL.

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