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Jackson County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2017: 58,873 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 59,612 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,080
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,781
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,917
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,677 (it was 11,298 in 2000)
% of renters here:

47%
State:

33%

Land area: 588 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 100 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jackson County: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (34.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.8%), Retail trade (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Jackson County, IL (2017)
    • 43,34172.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,48514.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,5704.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,0513.4%Asian alone
    • 1,8743.1%Two or more races
    • 1660.3%Some other race alone
    • 1180.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

31.3 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years
Males: 29,377  (49.9%)
Females: 29,496  (50.1%)
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Average household size:
Jackson County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,044 ($24,946 in 1999)
This county:

$37,044
Illinois:

$62,992

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $550 (lower quartile is $389, upper quartile is $713)
This county:

$550
State:

$852


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $118,028 (it was $63,400 in 2000)
Jackson:

$118,028
Illinois:

$195,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,912 - $186,766

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $161,321
Here:

$161,321
State:

$257,121

Townhouses or other attached units: $157,962
Here:

$157,962
State:

$248,095

In 2-unit structures: $98,735
Here:

$98,735
State:

$291,160

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $207,872
Here:

$207,872
State:

$279,934

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $463,452
Here:

$463,452
State:

$287,217

Mobile homes: $47,245
Here:

$47,245
State:

$51,477

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,129
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $461

Institutionalized population: 680
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 49 buildings, average cost: $64,300
  • 1998: 52 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2000: 45 buildings, average cost: $57,700
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2004: 64 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2005: 82 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2006: 44 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2009: 90 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $222,500
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $162,600
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $208,600
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $160,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Jackson, IL residents
Average permit cost in Jackson, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,599 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,724 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Jackson, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jackson, IL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jackson, IL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.9%
Jackson County:

25.9%
Illinois:

12.6%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.6% for Black residents, 36.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.9% for American Indian residents, 37.7% for other race residents, 36.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 31.3 years old
(Males: 29.8 years old, Females: 32.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.4 years old, Black residents: 24.3 years old, American Indian residents: 29.9 years old, Asian residents: 32.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.6 years old, Other race residents: 21.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jackson County is $406 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $511 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $696 a month.

Cities in this county include: Carbondale, Murphysboro, De Soto, Elkville, Harrison, Ava, Grand Tower, Vergennes, Dowell, Makanda.

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

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Neighboring counties: Woodson County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Illinois:

4.5%

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

Current college students: 16,882
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 37.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,283 (28.4% naturalized citizens)

Jackson County:

5.6%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,8452010 or later
  • 9652000 to 2009
  • 4401990 to 1999
  • 3861980 to 1989
  • 2381970 to 1979
  • 216Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.0%

Jackson County marital status for males Jackson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 15,935
  • One, attached: 424
  • Two: 1,796
  • 3 or 4: 1,996
  • 5 to 9: 1,792
  • 10 to 19: 1,703
  • 20 to 49: 1,415
  • 50 or more: 820
  • Mobile homes: 3,024
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 88

Housing units in Jackson County with a mortgage: 6,505 (79 second mortgage, 483 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,280

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jackson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,13064
Mainline Protestant5,25030
Other4,41211
Catholic4,2205
Black Protestant1,2477
None30,959-
Jackson 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: 14
Jackson County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Jackson County:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 54
This county:

9.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson County:

7.3%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.3%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.8%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Jackson County:

Average size of farms: 270 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $38,972
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $156.55
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.41%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,096
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 67.89%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $68,200
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.76%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.30
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.14%
Corn for grain: 23239 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8919 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 91311 harvested acres
Vegetables: 108 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 614 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jackson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 73% 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 91.0 miles away from Jackson 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 43.4 miles away from the 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 106.4 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 85.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.0 miles away from Jackson 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 93.6 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 Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1991: June 07, 2011, FEMA Id: 1991, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 08, 2009 to May 09, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1850: July 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1850, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, 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 Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3199: February 01, 2005, FEMA Id: 3199, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 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
  • Illinois Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 1995 to June 15, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1053: May 30, 1995, FEMA Id: 1053, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 22, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-997: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 997, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 06, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-684: June 06, 1983, FEMA Id: 684, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 30, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-583: April 30, 1979, FEMA Id: 583, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jackson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,604 (81.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,960 (7.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 247 (0.9%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 315 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 168 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 1,452 (5.2%)
  • Worked at home: 977 (3.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)

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


  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Saudi Arabia (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • India (8%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Nigeria (6%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Korea (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jackson County


  • German (14%)
  • American (9%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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

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

  • 5,010 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 357 people in nursing homes
  • 218 people in state prisons
  • 164 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 149 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 136 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 90 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 52 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 3,007 people in college/university student housing
  • 321 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 213 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 139 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 85 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 85 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 68 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 62 people in state prisons
  • 32 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 31 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 27 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,217.

7.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.72%
Illinois average:

4.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.97% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($17,640 average AGI)
2.75% relocated from other states ($12,689 average AGI)
Jackson County:

2.75%
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 Williamson County, IL  1.10% ($32,095 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.64% ($19,779)
from Perry County, IL  0.34% ($22,391)
from Union County, IL  0.33% ($29,556)
from Randolph County, IL  0.24% ($31,022)
from Franklin County, IL  0.15% ($33,517)
from St. Clair County, IL  0.15% ($54,250)


10.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.53%
Illinois average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.54% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($15,640 average AGI)
4.98% relocated to other states ($18,870 average AGI)
Jackson County:

4.98%
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 Williamson County, IL  1.38% ($35,919 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.92% ($20,522)
to Perry County, IL  0.31% ($25,600)
to St. Clair County, IL  0.24% ($30,167)
to Union County, IL  0.23% ($34,804)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.23% ($40,000)
to Sangamon County, IL  0.21% ($29,952)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Jackson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Jackson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jackson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Jackson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,672 (6,220 aged, 1,452 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,032 (19%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (459)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (446)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (426)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (315)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (312)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (266)
  • Congestive heart failure (258)
  • Other forms of acute ischaemic heart disease (221)
  • Unspecified dementia (166)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (144)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,141
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 287
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57,890

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,229
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 859
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90

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

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 89.6. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 58,873
  • In family households: 37,938 (6,655 male householders, 5,807 female householders)
    9,061 spouses, 12,611 children (11,957 natural, 241 adopted, 411 stepchildren), 970 grandchildren, 755 brothers or sisters, 327 parents, 905 other relatives, 812 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,753 (6,020 male householders (4,499 living alone)), 5,510 female householders (4,337 living alone)), 5,298 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,437

Size of family households: 6,608 2-persons, 2,769 3-persons, 1,883 4-persons, 1,009 5-persons, 192 6-persons, 42 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,820 1-person, 2,055 2-persons, 389 3-persons, 218 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 51 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

5,706 married couples with children.
3,412 single-parent households (709 men, 2,703 women).

89.9% of residents of Jackson speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $301,792,000 ($5,179 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,319,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $111,353,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $79,835,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,500,000
Federal grants: $73,713,000
Federal procurement contracts: $13,095,000 ($8,166,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $18,296,000 ($1,762,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $64,249,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,115,000
Federal Government insurance: $20,128,000

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

Births: 3,536
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,439
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,644
Here:

+28 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -4,346
Here -75 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jackson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.38 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built in Jackson County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Jackson County, Illinois
  • 5312014 or later
  • 8322010 to 2013
  • 3,4062000 to 2009
  • 3,4901990 to 1999
  • 3,6311980 to 1989
  • 5,4051970 to 1979
  • 3,9261960 to 1969
  • 2,8811950 to 1959
  • 1,4321940 to 1949
  • 3,7011939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jackson County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jackson County, Illinois
  • 321 room
  • 252 rooms
  • 2063 rooms
  • 1,0364 rooms
  • 2,6795 rooms
  • 3,0456 rooms
  • 2,0847 rooms
  • 1,5508 rooms
  • 2,0169+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Illinois
  • 9401 room
  • 5622 rooms
  • 1,7453 rooms
  • 3,2614 rooms
  • 2,2445 rooms
  • 1,5426 rooms
  • 3997 rooms
  • 2648 rooms
  • 2469+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jackson County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jackson County, Illinois
  • 33no bedroom
  • 2341 bedroom
  • 2,9842 bedrooms
  • 6,4353 bedrooms
  • 2,5444 bedrooms
  • 4395+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson County, Illinois
  • 997no bedroom
  • 2,4981 bedroom
  • 4,6732 bedrooms
  • 2,4063 bedrooms
  • 5214 bedrooms
  • 1145+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 322no vehicle
  • 3,1321 vehicle
  • 5,7082 vehicles
  • 2,4323 vehicles
  • 8544 vehicles
  • 2625+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,307no vehicle
  • 5,9071 vehicle
  • 2,1802 vehicles
  • 4743 vehicles
  • 2084 vehicles
  • 995+ vehicles

74.9% of Jackson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Illinois.

Jackson County:

74.9%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 41,934
  • Other state: 13,001
  • Northeast: 1,419
  • Midwest: 5,750
  • South: 4,206
  • West: 1,601
Year householders moved into unit in Jackson County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jackson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.8%Electricity
  • 37.8%Utility gas
  • 9.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 67.6%Electricity
  • 27.6%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 523
Here:

12.3%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 104
Here:

4.6%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 200
Here:

1.9%
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

Jackson County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,902,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,825,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $8,520,000
    Regular Highways: $6,371,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,273,000
    General - Other: $3,967,000
    Police Protection: $2,996,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,941,000
    Financial Administration: $291,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,062,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $200,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $490,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,345,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,830,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,600,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $871,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $375,000
    Central Staff Services: $148,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,524,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,128,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,956,000
    Other: $1,152,000
    Public Welfare: $377,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,508,000
    Other License: $2,764,000
    Other Selective Sales: $45,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,967,000

Jackson County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,902,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,825,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $8,520,000
    Regular Highways: $6,371,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,273,000
    General - Other: $3,967,000
    Police Protection: $2,996,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,941,000
    Financial Administration: $291,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,062,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $200,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $490,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,345,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,830,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,600,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $871,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $375,000
    Central Staff Services: $148,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,524,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,128,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,956,000
    Other: $1,152,000
    Public Welfare: $377,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,508,000
    Other License: $2,764,000
    Other Selective Sales: $45,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,967,000

Jackson County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,902,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,825,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $8,520,000
    Regular Highways: $6,371,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,273,000
    General - Other: $3,967,000
    Police Protection: $2,996,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,941,000
    Financial Administration: $291,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,062,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $200,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $490,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,345,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,830,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,600,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $871,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $375,000
    Central Staff Services: $148,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,524,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,128,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,956,000
    Other: $1,152,000
    Public Welfare: $377,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,508,000
    Other License: $2,764,000
    Other Selective Sales: $45,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,967,000

Jackson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,902,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,825,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $8,520,000
    Regular Highways: $6,371,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,273,000
    General - Other: $3,967,000
    Police Protection: $2,996,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,941,000
    Financial Administration: $291,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,062,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $200,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $490,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,345,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,830,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,600,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $871,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $375,000
    Central Staff Services: $148,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,524,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,128,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,956,000
    Other: $1,152,000
    Public Welfare: $377,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,508,000
    Other License: $2,764,000
    Other Selective Sales: $45,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,967,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,297
  • Number of aged recipients: 90
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,207
  • Number of recipients under 18: 207
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 892
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 198
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 453
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 582
Most common first names in Jackson County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William39576.1 years
John35575.5 years
Mary33779.6 years
James28372.4 years
Charles27273.7 years
Robert24672.2 years
George17977.9 years
Helen17180.7 years
Margaret13879.6 years
Dorothy12676.9 years
Most common last names in Jackson County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18773.4 years
Williams11678.2 years
Johnson11276.6 years
Miller11176.1 years
Brown9874.7 years
Davis9076.0 years
Jones8076.3 years
Wright6878.7 years
Wilson6077.2 years
Ellis5973.6 years
Businesses in Jackson County, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Macy's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Ashley Furniture1Mazda1
AutoZone1McDonald's6
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike12
Blockbuster1Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pac Sun1
Burger King2Panera Bread1
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Chick-Fil-A1Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K5Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Dennys1Rue211
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
FedEx6SONIC Drive-In1
Finish Line1Sears1
GNC1Shoe Carnival1
GameStop1Staples1
Goodwill2Starbucks2
H&R Block2Steak 'n Shake1
Hardee's1Subway4
Haworth1Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile1
Hobby Lobby1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell2
Hollister Co.1True Value1
Hot Topic1U-Haul2
Houlihan's1UPS9
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York2Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Walgreens3
Justice1Walmart2
KFC2Wendy's1
Kohl's1Wet Seal1
Kroger2

Jackson County on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"