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Jo Daviess County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2017: 21,955 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 22,289 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,471
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,269
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,123
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,013 (it was 2,095 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 601 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jo Daviess County: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.4%), Construction (12.2%), Educational, health and social services (10.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Jo Daviess County, IL (2017)
    • 20,60892.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6613.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2331.0%Two or more races
    • 1080.5%Asian alone
    • 850.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 340.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 200.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

49.8 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years
Males: 11,049  (50.3%)
Females: 10,906  (49.7%)
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Average household size:
Jo Daviess County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,130 ($40,411 in 1999)
This county:

$57,130
Illinois:

$62,992

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $508 (lower quartile is $409, upper quartile is $640)
This county:

$508
State:

$852


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $155,740 (it was $93,500 in 2000)
Jo Daviess:

$155,740
Illinois:

$195,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,351 - $261,021

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $201,237
Here:

$201,237
State:

$257,121

Townhouses or other attached units: $234,101
Here:

$234,101
State:

$248,095

In 2-unit structures: $122,188
Here:

$122,188
State:

$291,160

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,236
Here:

$197,236
State:

$279,934

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $129,703
Here:

$129,703
State:

$287,217

Mobile homes: $85,861
Here:

$85,861
State:

$51,477

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,212
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $515

Institutionalized population: 125
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 154 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 1998: 143 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 1999: 147 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2000: 134 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2001: 137 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2002: 178 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 2003: 185 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2004: 225 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2005: 194 buildings, average cost: $263,200
  • 2006: 140 buildings, average cost: $238,900
  • 2007: 121 buildings, average cost: $262,500
  • 2008: 60 buildings, average cost: $301,800
  • 2009: 45 buildings, average cost: $283,800
  • 2010: 37 buildings, average cost: $262,000
  • 2011: 34 buildings, average cost: $278,800
  • 2012: 45 buildings, average cost: $239,200
  • 2013: 39 buildings, average cost: $207,700
  • 2014: 28 buildings, average cost: $252,000
  • 2015: 34 buildings, average cost: $289,700
  • 2016: 50 buildings, average cost: $215,600
  • 2017: 37 buildings, average cost: $242,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Jo Daviess, IL residents
Average permit cost in Jo Daviess, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,067 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,698 (2.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Jo Daviess, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jo Daviess, IL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jo Daviess, IL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.0%
Jo Daviess County:

7.0%
Illinois:

12.6%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.5% for Black residents, 2.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.5% for other race residents, 26.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 49.8 years old
(Males: 48.7 years old, Females: 51.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.6 years old, Black residents: 49.6 years old, American Indian residents: 90.1 years old, Asian residents: 47.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 37.2 years old, Other race residents: 35.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jo Daviess County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $656 a month.

Cities in this county include: Galena, East Dubuque, Stockton, Warren, The Galena Territory, Hanover, Elizabeth, Apple Canyon Lake, Scales Mound, Apple River.

Jo Daviess 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 Jo Daviess County: Brewster Public Access (A), Graybill Farm (B), Hickory Grove Dairy (C), Macomber Farm (D), Twelve Oaks Farm (E), Holmestead Farms (F), Bonnett Dairy Farms (G), Busjahn Farms (H), Heimerginder Farms (I), Williams Farm (J), Balduaf Beef Farm (K), Star Ambulance (L), Freeport Rural Fire Protection District Station 3 (M), German Valley Fire Protection District Station 2 (N), Pearl City Fire Department Kent Station (O), Rock City Fire Protection District (P), Freeport Rural Fire Protection District Station 2 Headquarters (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jo Daviess County include: Kingdom Hall (A), Van Brocklin Church (B), Basswood Church (C), Bethel Church (D), Pleasant View Church (E), Richland Church (F), Richland Salem Church (G), Ridott Christian Reformed Church (H), Sabin Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ellis Van Brocklin Cemetery (1), Waddams Grove Cemetery (2), Wagner Cemetery (3), Waite Cemetery (4), Babbs Grove Cemetery (5), Bellview Cemetery (6), Bethlehem Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Lake Le-Aqua-Na (A), Willow Lake (B), Ducks Misery (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Muddy Creek (A), Coon Creek (B), Silver Creek (C), Spring Branch (D), East Spafford Branch (E), Brush Creek (F), Brown Creek (G), Boone Branch (H), Miller Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jo Daviess County include: Wirth Prairie Nature Preserve (1), Blackhawk Battlefield Park (2), Wayside Park (3), Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park (4), Oakdale Nature Preserve (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Albany County, New York , Columbia County, New York , Cedar County, Nebraska , Oneida County, Idaho , Ogle County , Story County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

4.5%

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

Current college students: 725
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 572 (45.3% naturalized citizens)

Jo Daviess County:

2.6%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 132010 or later
  • 1142000 to 2009
  • 2161990 to 1999
  • 331980 to 1989
  • 401970 to 1979
  • 135Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.5%

Jo Daviess County marital status for males Jo Daviess County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,490
  • One, attached: 510
  • Two: 354
  • 3 or 4: 460
  • 5 to 9: 181
  • 10 to 19: 79
  • 20 to 49: 146
  • 50 or more: 42
  • Mobile homes: 483
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Jo Daviess County with a mortgage: 4,016 (125 second mortgage, 417 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,702

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jo Daviess County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,84410
Mainline Protestant4,00024
Evangelical Protestant9519
Other1243
None9,759-
Jo Daviess 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: 8
Jo Daviess County:

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

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

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Jo Daviess County:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 36
This county:

16.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jo Daviess County:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Jo Daviess County:

27.1%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Jo Daviess County:

Average size of farms: 267 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $70,943
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $202.77
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.96%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 57.54%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $63,870
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 55.55%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $68,868
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.08%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.65
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.57%
Corn for grain: 68898 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 383 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 37527 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 123 acres

Tornado activity:

Jo Daviess County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 12255139.5 times below overall U.S. average.
On 10/8/1958, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jo Daviess County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% 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 299.3 miles away from Jo Daviess County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.3 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 276.2 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 331.2 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) earthquake occurred 298.7 miles away from Jo Daviess County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 286.0 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: July 19, 2010 to August 07, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1935: August 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 1935, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Snow, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3283: March 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 3283, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 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 Flooding, Incident Period: April 18, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1368: May 09, 2001, FEMA Id: 1368, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flash Flooding, Incident Period: May 16, 1999 to May 17, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1278: May 28, 1999, FEMA Id: 1278, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flash 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 Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: May 15, 1990 to July 03, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-871: June 22, 1990, FEMA Id: 871, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 16, 1979, Emergency Declared EM-3068: January 16, 1979, FEMA Id: 3068, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jo Daviess County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jo Daviess

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,411 (74.1%)
  • Carpooled: 773 (8.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 80 (0.9%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 16 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 101 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 499 (5.8%)
  • Worked at home: 749 (8.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (40%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Austria (7%)
  • Poland (7%)
  • England (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Germany (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jo Daviess County


  • German (35%)
  • American (16%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

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

People in group quarters in Jo Daviess County, Illinois in 2000:

  • 150 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Jo Daviess County, Illinois in 2010:

  • 112 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,778.

5.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
Illinois average:

4.69%


0.58% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,852 average AGI)
Jo Daviess County:

0.58%
Illinois average:

0.03%

2.10% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($29,078 average AGI)
2.97% relocated from other states ($22,476 average AGI)
Jo Daviess County:

2.97%
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 Dubuque County, IA  1.13% ($40,743 average AGI)
from Stephenson County, IL  0.40% ($44,475)
from Cook County, IL  0.32% ($125,563)
from Carroll County, IL  0.27% ($34,148)
from Grant County, WI  0.27% ($34,889)
from DuPage County, IL  0.23% ($128,652)


6.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,279 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Illinois average:

5.50%


0.51% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,071 average AGI)
Jo Daviess County:

0.51%
Illinois average:

0.06%

1.82% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($11,151 average AGI)
4.23% relocated to other states ($35,057 average AGI)
Jo Daviess County:

4.23%
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 Dubuque County, IA  0.95% ($53,208 average AGI)
to Stephenson County, IL  0.43% ($42,909)
to Cook County, IL  0.37% ($37,703)
to Grant County, WI  0.22% ($47,091)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Jo Daviess County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Jo Daviess County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jo Daviess County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jo Daviess County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Jo Daviess County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jo Daviess County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jo Daviess County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jo Daviess County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Jo Daviess County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,937 (4,485 aged, 452 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 161 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (371)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (269)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (184)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (179)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (178)
  • Congestive heart failure (156)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (125)
  • Unspecified dementia (96)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (88)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (79)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 677
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 363
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,048

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 802
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,107
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,955
  • In family households: 17,682 (3,520 male householders, 2,796 female householders)
    5,380 spouses, 5,151 children (4,599 natural, 40 adopted, 509 stepchildren), 254 grandchildren, 27 brothers or sisters, 102 parents, 185 other relatives, 238 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,077 (1,770 male householders (1,448 living alone)), 1,685 female householders (1,410 living alone)), 617 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 204

Size of family households: 3,722 2-persons, 1,127 3-persons, 837 4-persons, 330 5-persons, 309 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,853 1-person, 563 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 13 4-persons.

3,062 married couples with children.
781 single-parent households (202 men, 579 women).

95.6% of residents of Jo Daviess speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 67% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $114,751,000 ($5,079 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,191,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $64,218,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,396,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,745,000
Federal grants: $9,572,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,196,000 ($18,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,623,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $713,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,005,000
Federal Government insurance: $39,259,000

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

Births: 1,229
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,156
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +124
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +123
Here +5 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jo Daviess County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.37 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
  • 32014 or later
  • 2702010 to 2013
  • 1,6592000 to 2009
  • 2,1761990 to 1999
  • 1,3181980 to 1989
  • 1,6331970 to 1979
  • 9831960 to 1969
  • 7451950 to 1959
  • 4881940 to 1949
  • 4,3821939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
  • 41 room
  • 392 rooms
  • 1213 rooms
  • 5644 rooms
  • 1,2385 rooms
  • 1,4986 rooms
  • 1,6297 rooms
  • 9918 rooms
  • 1,6019+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
  • 211 room
  • 982 rooms
  • 2043 rooms
  • 6574 rooms
  • 3795 rooms
  • 2606 rooms
  • 2127 rooms
  • 1208 rooms
  • 1539+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
  • 4no bedroom
  • 2041 bedroom
  • 1,4132 bedrooms
  • 3,8583 bedrooms
  • 1,6764 bedrooms
  • 5185+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
  • 45no bedroom
  • 3481 bedroom
  • 8382 bedrooms
  • 6153 bedrooms
  • 2164 bedrooms
  • 495+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jo Daviess County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Jo Daviess County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jo Daviess County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 137no vehicle
  • 2,0051 vehicle
  • 3,5202 vehicles
  • 1,4673 vehicles
  • 3774 vehicles
  • 1735+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Jo Daviess County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jo Daviess County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 291no vehicle
  • 1,0501 vehicle
  • 5342 vehicles
  • 1933 vehicles
  • 404 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.7% of Jo Daviess County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Illinois.

Jo Daviess County:

88.7%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 10,326
  • Other state: 10,851
  • Northeast: 403
  • Midwest: 9,728
  • South: 435
  • West: 365
Year householders moved into unit in Jo Daviess County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jo Daviess County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.3%Utility gas
  • 33.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.7%Electricity
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 51.9%Utility gas
  • 22.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.8%Electricity
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 204
Here:

10.6%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 52
Here:

4.2%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 148
Here:

21.4%
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

Jo Daviess County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,828,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,499,000
    Regular Highways: $2,393,000
    Health - Other: $1,674,000
    General - Other: $1,638,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,557,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,277,000
    Financial Administration: $243,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $736,000
    Water Utilities: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $362,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $729,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $622,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $422,000
    Interest Earnings: $56,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $2,066,000
    Regular Highways: $159,000
    Police Protection: $80,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,524,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,502,000
    Other: $1,694,000
    Highways: $517,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,887,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,093,000
    Other License: $317,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,382,000

Jo Daviess County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,828,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,499,000
    Regular Highways: $2,393,000
    Health - Other: $1,674,000
    General - Other: $1,638,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,557,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,277,000
    Financial Administration: $243,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $736,000
    Water Utilities: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $362,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $729,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $622,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $422,000
    Interest Earnings: $56,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $2,066,000
    Regular Highways: $159,000
    Police Protection: $80,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,524,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,502,000
    Other: $1,694,000
    Highways: $517,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,887,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,093,000
    Other License: $317,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,382,000

Jo Daviess County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,828,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,499,000
    Regular Highways: $2,393,000
    Health - Other: $1,674,000
    General - Other: $1,638,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,557,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,277,000
    Financial Administration: $243,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $736,000
    Water Utilities: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $362,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $729,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $622,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $422,000
    Interest Earnings: $56,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $2,066,000
    Regular Highways: $159,000
    Police Protection: $80,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,524,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,502,000
    Other: $1,694,000
    Highways: $517,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,887,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,093,000
    Other License: $317,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,382,000

Jo Daviess County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,828,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,499,000
    Regular Highways: $2,393,000
    Health - Other: $1,674,000
    General - Other: $1,638,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,557,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,277,000
    Financial Administration: $243,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $736,000
    Water Utilities: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $362,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $729,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $622,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $422,000
    Interest Earnings: $56,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $2,066,000
    Regular Highways: $159,000
    Police Protection: $80,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,524,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,502,000
    Other: $1,694,000
    Highways: $517,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,887,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,093,000
    Other License: $317,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,382,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 179
  • Number of aged recipients: 15
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 164
  • Number of recipients under 18: 37
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 116
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 26
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 65
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 90
Most common first names in Jo Daviess County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21977.1 years
William18078.4 years
Mary16681.1 years
Robert13872.2 years
Charles11677.9 years
George11077.9 years
James10372.1 years
Joseph9676.8 years
Donald8871.1 years
Raymond8675.6 years
Most common last names in Jo Daviess County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6977.7 years
Miller6176.0 years
Williams4575.4 years
Johnson3876.2 years
Dittmar3281.1 years
Stadel2779.5 years
Bussan2778.7 years
White2681.7 years
Bonjour2681.5 years
Holland2577.4 years
Businesses in Jo Daviess County, IL
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Ramada1
Chevrolet2Subway4
FedEx3True Value3
H&R Block2U-Haul1
Lane Furniture2U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets2UPS5
McDonald's2Walmart1