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Edgar County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2016: 17,758 (48% urban, 52% rural); it was 19,704 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,304
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,492
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,873
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,043 (it was 2,001 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 624 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Edgar County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (40.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.1%), Educational, health and social services (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 56%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Edgar County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  44.7 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years
Males: 8,701  (49.0%)
Females: 9,057  (51.0%)
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Edgar County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Edgar County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,823 ($35,203 in 1999)

This county:

$47,823
Illinois:

$60,960

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $420 (lower quartile is $308, upper quartile is $498)
This county:

$420
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $84,608 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Edgar:

$84,608
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,890 - $135,064

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $104,066
Here:

$104,066
State:

$249,958

Townhouses or other attached units: $155,909
Here:

$155,909
State:

$231,967

Mobile homes: $37,100
Here:

$37,100
State:

$51,570
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $908
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $390

Institutionalized population: 233
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $159,300
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $102,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,408 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,196 (1.5%)

Edgar County household income distribution in 2009 Edgar County home values distribution Edgar County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.1%
Edgar County:

15.1%
Illinois:

13.0%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.3% for Black residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.7 years old
(Males: 43.1 years old, Females: 45.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.0 years old, Black residents: 27.3 years old, American Indian residents: 29.7 years old, Asian residents: 36.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.3 years old, Other race residents: 44.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Edgar County is $374 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $619 a month.

Cities in this county include: Paris, Chrisman, Kansas, Hume, Brocton, Vermilion, Metcalf, Redmon.

Edgar County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Edgar County: Prairie Observatory (A), Brushy Fork Town Hall (B), Rockome Gardens (C), Cabot Corporation Tuscola Fire Station (D), Camargo Countryside Fire Protection District Murdock (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Edgar County include: Pleasant Ridge Church (A), Cartwright United Methodist Church (B), Fairfield Church (C), Newman United Methodist Church (D), Wesley Chapel (E), Zion Church (F), Pleasant View Church (G), Bache Memorial Church (H), Hillcrest Southern Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bourbon Cemetery (1), Broadus Cemetery (2), Yoder Cemetery (3), Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (4), Jordan Cemetery (5), Lewis Cemetery (6), Campbell Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Henson Pond (A), Walnut Point State Park Lake (B), Spring Lake (C), National Petroleum Chemical Company Plant Reservoir (D), Patterson Springs Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brushy Fork (A), Bear Creek (B), West Fork Kaskaskia River (C), Scattering Fork (D), Dry Fork (E), Long Point Slough (F), Deer Creek (G), Jordan Slough (H), Lake Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Edgar County include: Walnut Point State Park (1), Memorial Park (2), Upper Embarras Woods Nature Preserve (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Gloucester County, New Jersey , Glenn County, California , De Witt County , Tipton County, Indiana , Union County, Ohio , Ralls County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 477
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 153 (44.5% naturalized citizens)

Edgar County:

0.9%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 61
  • 2000 to 2009: 30
  • 1990 to 1999: 19
  • 1980 to 1989: 27
  • 1970 to 1979: 11
  • Before 1970: 51
Note: State values scaled to Edgar County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.1%

Edgar County marital status for males Edgar County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,334
  • One, attached: 66
  • Two: 186
  • 3 or 4: 226
  • 5 to 9: 202
  • 10 to 19: 54
  • 20 to 49: 84
  • 50 or more: 86
  • Mobile homes: 578

Housing units in Edgar County with a mortgage: 2,822 (96 second mortgage, 276 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,859

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Edgar County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,33826
Mainline Protestant3,06519
Catholic1,1283
Other2172
Black Protestant1201
None10,708-
Edgar County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Edgar County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Edgar County:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Edgar County:

9.3%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Edgar County:

27.0%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Edgar County:

Average size of farms: 532 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $209,367
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.35%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $153,458
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 89.99%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $120,223
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.41%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.58
Corn for grain: 160724 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1366 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 154276 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 9 acres

Tornado activity:

Edgar County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 2809881.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 81 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/22/1963, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 40 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Edgar County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 84.4 miles away from Edgar County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from Edgar County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 228.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1960: March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2008 to July 22, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1771: June 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1771, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1416: May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: 1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Ice Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: February 14, 1990 to February 15, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-860: March 06, 1990, FEMA Id: 860, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 10, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-438: June 10, 1974, FEMA Id: 438, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Edgar County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Poland (18%)
  • Japan (17%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • England (6%)
  • Russia (6%)
  • Italy (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Edgar County (%):

  • American (24%)
  • German (17%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

Edgar County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,846 (85.2%)
  • Carpooled: 600 (7.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 56 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 108 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 376 (4.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Edgar County, Illinois in 2000:

  • 367 people in state prisons
  • 344 people in nursing homes
  • 28 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Edgar County, Illinois in 2010:

  • 191 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,455.

3.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,007 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.96%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.29% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($17,484 average AGI)
1.67% relocated from other states ($13,523 average AGI)
Edgar County:

1.67%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clark County, IL  0.50% ($27,556 average AGI)
from Coles County, IL  0.49% ($28,657)
from Vigo County, IN  0.46% ($27,000)
from Vermilion County, IL  0.39% ($36,964)
from Douglas County, IL  0.19% ($26,929)


4.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,974 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
Illinois average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.12% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($16,203 average AGI)
2.18% relocated to other states ($17,771 average AGI)
Edgar County:

2.18%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Vigo County, IN  0.57% ($24,220 average AGI)
to Coles County, IL  0.50% ($27,250)
to Clark County, IL  0.36% ($29,192)
to Vermilion County, IL  0.28% ($26,200)
to Champaign County, IL  0.18% ($35,385)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Edgar County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Edgar County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Edgar County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Edgar County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Edgar County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,779 (3,219 aged, 560 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 246 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Edgar County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (358)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (293)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (269)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (253)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (224)
  • Congestive heart failure (194)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (154)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (89)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (87)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (64)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.19
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,595
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 130
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,986

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,221
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,451
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 47

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,758
  • In family households: 14,799 (2,989 male householders, 2,323 female householders)
    3,955 spouses, 4,379 children (4,066 natural, 47 adopted, 267 stepchildren), 407 grandchildren, 46 brothers or sisters, 56 parents, 209 other relatives, 408 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,619 (1,001 male householders (845 living alone)), 1,332 female householders (1,232 living alone)), 285 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 325

Size of family households: 2,982 2-persons, 1,034 3-persons, 756 4-persons, 443 5-persons, 113 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,078 1-person, 223 2-persons, 30 3-persons.

2,176 married couples with children.
1,102 single-parent households (368 men, 734 women).

98.6% of residents of Edgar speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (93% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 10% speak English not well, 37% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $115,358,000 ($5,985 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,870,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $52,077,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,072,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,102,000
Federal grants: $15,241,000
Federal procurement contracts: $979,000 ($4,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,887,000 ($5,225,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $371,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,558,000
Federal Government insurance: $49,643,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,039
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,311
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -255
Here -13 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Edgar County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.58 millions of gallons per day (11% from ground, 89% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 14
  • 2010 to 2013: 347
  • 2000 to 2009: 589
  • 1990 to 1999: 528
  • 1980 to 1989: 646
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,388
  • 1960 to 1969: 930
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,047
  • 1940 to 1949: 528
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,815
Note: State values scaled to Edgar population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Edgar County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Edgar County population
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 491
  • 5 rooms: 1,381
  • 6 rooms: 1,329
  • 7 rooms: 874
  • 8 rooms: 690
  • 9+ rooms: 797
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 261
  • 4 rooms: 422
  • 5 rooms: 453
  • 6 rooms: 382
  • 7 rooms: 206
  • 8 rooms: 82
  • 9+ rooms: 105
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Edgar County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Edgar County population
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 264
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,439
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,715
  • 4 bedrooms: 959
  • 5+ bedrooms: 213
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 341
  • 2 bedrooms: 799
  • 3 bedrooms: 623
  • 4 bedrooms: 208
  • 5+ bedrooms: 23
Cars and other vehicles available in Edgar County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Edgar County population
  • no vehicle: 203
  • 1 vehicle: 1,308
  • 2 vehicles: 2,403
  • 3 vehicles: 1,146
  • 4 vehicles: 403
  • 5+ vehicles: 190
  • no vehicle: 351
  • 1 vehicle: 981
  • 2 vehicles: 580
  • 3 vehicles: 65
  • 4 vehicles: 42
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

85% of Edgar County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Illinois.

Edgar County:

84.8%
State average:

86.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 11,399
  • Other state: 6,151
  • Northeast: 201
  • Midwest: 4,808
  • South: 771
  • West: 346

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Edgar County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.8%)
  • Electricity (14.5%)
  • Wood (4.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Electricity (43.5%)
  • Utility gas (42.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.5%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 43
Here:

2.6%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 21
Here:

4.8%
Illinois:

26.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Edgar County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,826,000
    Financial Administration: $1,570,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,308,000
    Police Protection: $871,000
    General - Other: $842,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $505,000
    Corrections - Other: $185,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $95,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,563,000

Edgar County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,837,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $95,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $135,000
    Interest Earnings: $101,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,545,000
    Highways: $504,000
    Health & Hospitals: $227,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,084,000
    NEC: $13,000

Edgar County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,703,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 427
  • Number of aged recipients: 31
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 396
  • Number of recipients under 18: 52
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 308
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 67
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 154
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 185
Edgar County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Edgar County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

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Most common first names in Edgar County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary24778.9 years
John20374.6 years
William19474.3 years
James17373.1 years
Charles14776.2 years
Robert14070.6 years
Ruth9381.9 years
George9076.4 years
Helen8979.3 years
Margaret8278.4 years
Most common last names in Edgar County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8376.9 years
Jones6679.4 years
Wright6579.2 years
Brown6479.6 years
Smith5878.3 years
Miller4778.9 years
Davis4378.1 years
Wilson4177.1 years
Scott4081.2 years
Williams3980.1 years
Businesses in Edgar County, IL
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Lane Furniture1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets1
CVS1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K2Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul1
Goodwill5UPS1
H&R Block1Walmart1
Hardee's1Wendy's1
Kroger1YMCA1