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Effingham County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2017: 34,024 (40% urban, 60% rural); it was 34,264 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,950
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,439
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,883
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,126 (it was 3,118 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 479 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 71 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Effingham County: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 39%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 59%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Effingham County, IL (2017)
    • 32,30494.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6742.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3771.1%Two or more races
    • 1880.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 830.2%Asian alone
    • 480.1%Some other race alone
    • 210.06%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 80.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years
Males: 16,973  (49.9%)
Females: 17,051  (50.1%)
Average household size:
Effingham County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,228 ($39,379 in 1999)
This county:

$56,228
Illinois:

$62,992

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $485 (lower quartile is $416, upper quartile is $614)
This county:

$485
State:

$852


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $149,219 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Effingham:

$149,219
Illinois:

$195,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,419 - $228,890

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $148,618
Here:

$148,618
State:

$257,121

Townhouses or other attached units: $142,261
Here:

$142,261
State:

$248,095

In 2-unit structures: $107,503
Here:

$107,503
State:

$291,160

Mobile homes: $39,039
Here:

$39,039
State:

$51,477

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,085
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $458

Institutionalized population: 378
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 86 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 1998: 69 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 1999: 71 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2000: 49 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2001: 41 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2004: 69 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2005: 68 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2007: 36 buildings, average cost: $219,700
  • 2008: 55 buildings, average cost: $237,900
  • 2009: 38 buildings, average cost: $192,700
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $231,400
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $252,400
  • 2013: 22 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2014: 24 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2015: 23 buildings, average cost: $320,200
  • 2016: 29 buildings, average cost: $232,400
  • 2017: 36 buildings, average cost: $277,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Effingham, IL residents
Average permit cost in Effingham, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,167 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,068 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Effingham, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Effingham, IL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Effingham, IL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.5%
Effingham County:

10.5%
Illinois:

12.6%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 9.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.5% for other race residents, 49.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.4 years old
(Males: 37.4 years old, Females: 41.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.2 years old, Black residents: 31.1 years old, American Indian residents: 19.5 years old, Asian residents: 31.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.0 years old, Other race residents: 25.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Effingham County is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $521 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $658 a month.

Cities in this county include: Effingham, Altamont, Teutopolis, Watson, Dieterich, Edgewood, Beecher City, Mason, Montrose, Shumway.

Effingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Effingham County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Clay County, Kansas , Elbert County, Colorado , Fayette County , Ellsworth County, Kansas , Pocahontas County, West Virginia , Lincoln County, Missouri , Morris County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Illinois:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Effingham, IL
County total employment by year in Effingham, IL
County average yearly wages by year in Effingham, IL

Current college students: 1,366
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 479 (46.4% naturalized citizens)

Effingham County:

1.4%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1052010 or later
  • 1352000 to 2009
  • 1361990 to 1999
  • 1151980 to 1989
  • 111970 to 1979
  • 71Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.9%

Effingham County marital status for males Effingham County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,658
  • One, attached: 185
  • Two: 287
  • 3 or 4: 503
  • 5 to 9: 429
  • 10 to 19: 243
  • 20 to 49: 242
  • 50 or more: 148
  • Mobile homes: 1,175

Housing units in Effingham County with a mortgage: 5,181 (107 second mortgage, 561 home equity loan, 24 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,336

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Effingham County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,61836
Catholic10,14410
Mainline Protestant2,68916
Other2873
None10,504-
Effingham 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: 10
Effingham County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Effingham County:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

7.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Effingham County:

8.6%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Effingham County:

27.9%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Effingham County:

Average size of farms: 245 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $63,752
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $172.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.37%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $53,542
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 79.39%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $68,262
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.18%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.02
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 17.69%
Corn for grain: 90136 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10667 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 108989 harvested acres
Vegetables: 57 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Effingham County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% 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 57.2 miles away from Effingham 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 41.8 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 86.8 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 57.5 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 42.6 miles away from Effingham County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 141.2 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 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 Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 1996 to May 17, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1112: May 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1112, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Effingham County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Effingham

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,718 (86.7%)
  • Carpooled: 1,545 (7.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 88 (0.4%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 165 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 48 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 299 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 615 (2.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (34%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (15%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Colombia (4%)
  • Ghana (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Effingham County


  • German (54%)
  • American (11%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 338 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 312 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 66 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 59 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,104.

4.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,838 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
Illinois average:

4.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.44% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($29,759 average AGI)
1.04% relocated from other states ($14,079 average AGI)
Effingham County:

1.04%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shelby County, IL  0.49% ($34,417 average AGI)
from Fayette County, IL  0.47% ($32,928)
from Coles County, IL  0.40% ($31,068)
from Cumberland County, IL  0.27% ($26,692)
from Jasper County, IL  0.27% ($37,128)
from Clay County, IL  0.18% ($29,269)


4.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Illinois average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.38% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($24,789 average AGI)
1.61% relocated to other states ($17,295 average AGI)
Effingham County:

1.61%
Illinois average:

2.67%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, IL  0.46% ($31,941 average AGI)
to Fayette County, IL  0.34% ($24,800)
to Cumberland County, IL  0.32% ($43,830)
to Coles County, IL  0.26% ($35,553)
to Clay County, IL  0.25% ($32,216)
to Jasper County, IL  0.25% ($35,472)
to Champaign County, IL  0.16% ($52,696)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Effingham County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Effingham County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Effingham County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Effingham County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Effingham County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Effingham County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Effingham County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Effingham County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Effingham County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,791 (4,994 aged, 797 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 543 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (390)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (321)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (313)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (281)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (200)
  • Congestive heart failure (170)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (162)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (112)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (106)
  • Unspecified dementia (97)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.89
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,539
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 422
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 69,400

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,275
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 856
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 35

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 107

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 99.8. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 34,024
  • In family households: 28,156 (5,193 male householders, 3,803 female householders)
    7,116 spouses, 10,228 children (9,569 natural, 173 adopted, 484 stepchildren), 407 grandchildren, 124 brothers or sisters, 144 parents, 257 other relatives, 832 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,378 (2,140 male householders (1,741 living alone)), 2,265 female householders (2,054 living alone)), 969 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 473

Size of family households: 4,305 2-persons, 1,949 3-persons, 1,533 4-persons, 848 5-persons, 231 6-persons, 150 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,795 1-person, 454 2-persons, 60 3-persons, 72 4-persons, 22 5-persons.

5,340 married couples with children.
1,976 single-parent households (738 men, 1,238 women).

96.4% of residents of Effingham speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $171,013,000 ($4,946 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,662,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $78,713,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,187,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,915,000
Federal grants: $34,576,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,088,000 ($603,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,534,000 ($706,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,543,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,409,000
Federal Government insurance: $27,867,000

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

Births: 2,401
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,722
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +66
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -376
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Effingham County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.67 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built in Effingham County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Effingham County, Illinois
  • 1952014 or later
  • 4772010 to 2013
  • 1,6822000 to 2009
  • 2,2881990 to 1999
  • 1,7571980 to 1989
  • 2,8461970 to 1979
  • 1,4781960 to 1969
  • 1,3021950 to 1959
  • 7581940 to 1949
  • 2,1751939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Effingham County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Effingham County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Effingham County, Illinois
  • 241 room
  • 252 rooms
  • 1053 rooms
  • 6874 rooms
  • 1,8235 rooms
  • 2,5166 rooms
  • 1,8507 rooms
  • 1,3288 rooms
  • 2,0829+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Effingham County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Effingham County, Illinois
  • 1821 room
  • 822 rooms
  • 4833 rooms
  • 8324 rooms
  • 5705 rooms
  • 3656 rooms
  • 2487 rooms
  • 1258 rooms
  • 1069+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Effingham County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Effingham County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Effingham County, Illinois
  • 23no bedroom
  • 2011 bedroom
  • 1,6392 bedrooms
  • 5,9253 bedrooms
  • 2,0314 bedrooms
  • 6205+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Effingham County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Effingham County, Illinois
  • 180no bedroom
  • 7311 bedroom
  • 1,2762 bedrooms
  • 5973 bedrooms
  • 1544 bedrooms
  • 545+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Effingham County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Effingham County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Effingham County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 233no vehicle
  • 2,3701 vehicle
  • 4,3512 vehicles
  • 2,2003 vehicles
  • 8694 vehicles
  • 4715+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Effingham County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Effingham County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 387no vehicle
  • 1,5111 vehicle
  • 9022 vehicles
  • 1553 vehicles
  • 184 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles

87.4% of Effingham County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Illinois.

Effingham County:

87.4%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 28,965
  • Other state: 4,232
  • Northeast: 294
  • Midwest: 2,224
  • South: 1,049
  • West: 670
Year householders moved into unit in Effingham County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Effingham County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.9%Utility gas
  • 22.3%Electricity
  • 19.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.9%Electricity
  • 38.3%Utility gas
  • 8.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 553
Here:

15.8%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 218
Here:

11.1%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 53
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

27.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Effingham County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,890,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $253,000
    Regular Highways: $51,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,694,000
    Financial Administration: $3,609,000
    General - Other: $3,429,000
    Health - Other: $2,343,000
    Regular Highways: $1,678,000
    Air Transportation: $93,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $310,000
    Public Welfare: $222,000
    Highways: $181,000
    Other: $54,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,933,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,972,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $961,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,066,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $728,000
    Interest Earnings: $37,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $228,000
    General - Other: $156,000
    Police Protection: $121,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,647,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,619,000
    Health and Hospitals: $681,000
    Highways: $631,000
    Transit Utilities: $416,000
    Public Welfare: $341,000
    Other: $230,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,774,000
    Other Selective Sales: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,573,000

Effingham County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,890,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $253,000
    Regular Highways: $51,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,694,000
    Financial Administration: $3,609,000
    General - Other: $3,429,000
    Health - Other: $2,343,000
    Regular Highways: $1,678,000
    Air Transportation: $93,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $310,000
    Public Welfare: $222,000
    Highways: $181,000
    Other: $54,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,933,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,972,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $961,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,066,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $728,000
    Interest Earnings: $37,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $228,000
    General - Other: $156,000
    Police Protection: $121,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,647,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,619,000
    Health and Hospitals: $681,000
    Highways: $631,000
    Transit Utilities: $416,000
    Public Welfare: $341,000
    Other: $230,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,774,000
    Other Selective Sales: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,573,000

Effingham County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,890,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $253,000
    Regular Highways: $51,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,694,000
    Financial Administration: $3,609,000
    General - Other: $3,429,000
    Health - Other: $2,343,000
    Regular Highways: $1,678,000
    Air Transportation: $93,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $310,000
    Public Welfare: $222,000
    Highways: $181,000
    Other: $54,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,933,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,972,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $961,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,066,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $728,000
    Interest Earnings: $37,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $228,000
    General - Other: $156,000
    Police Protection: $121,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,647,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,619,000
    Health and Hospitals: $681,000
    Highways: $631,000
    Transit Utilities: $416,000
    Public Welfare: $341,000
    Other: $230,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,774,000
    Other Selective Sales: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,573,000

Effingham County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,890,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $253,000
    Regular Highways: $51,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,694,000
    Financial Administration: $3,609,000
    General - Other: $3,429,000
    Health - Other: $2,343,000
    Regular Highways: $1,678,000
    Air Transportation: $93,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $310,000
    Public Welfare: $222,000
    Highways: $181,000
    Other: $54,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $71,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,933,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,972,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $961,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,066,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $728,000
    Interest Earnings: $37,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $228,000
    General - Other: $156,000
    Police Protection: $121,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,647,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,619,000
    Health and Hospitals: $681,000
    Highways: $631,000
    Transit Utilities: $416,000
    Public Welfare: $341,000
    Other: $230,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,774,000
    Other Selective Sales: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,573,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 448
  • Number of aged recipients: 26
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 422
  • Number of recipients under 18: 73
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 309
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 66
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 181
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 182
Most common first names in Effingham County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John27575.3 years
Mary23180.8 years
William19776.2 years
Robert14770.5 years
Charles14576.6 years
James14371.8 years
George11676.4 years
Anna10982.6 years
Frank10278.6 years
Henry10180.0 years
Most common last names in Effingham County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller9379.8 years
Smith8477.9 years
Davis7177.3 years
Koester4871.9 years
Thoele4481.7 years
Niebrugge3873.0 years
Martin3680.3 years
Lewis3679.2 years
Baker3571.9 years
Brown3376.1 years
Businesses in Effingham County, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kohl's1
AT&T1La-Z-Boy2
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
Bath & Body Works1Marriott1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Blockbuster1Maurices1
Buffalo Wild Wings1McDonald's4
Burger King1Menards1
Chevrolet1Motel 61
ColorTyme1New Balance1
Comfort Inn1Nike3
Comfort Suites1Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Payless1
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Popeyes1
Decora Cabinetry4Quiznos1
Dennys2Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1Ryan's Grill1
Fashion Bug1Sears1
FedEx8Starbucks1
Ford1Steak 'n Shake1
GNC1Subway4
GameStop1Super 82
Goodwill4T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1True Value1
Hilton1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1UPS7
JCPenney1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1