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Kane County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2014: 527,306 (96% urban, 4% rural); it was 404,119 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 106,363
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 24,207
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 101,727
Renter-occupied apartments: 39,909 (it was 32,174 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 520 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 1013 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kane County: 102.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.5%), Educational, health and social services (20.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kane County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (59.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (30.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.4%)
  • Asian alone (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years
Males: 262,814  (49.8%)
Females: 264,492  (50.2%)

Kane County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Kane County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $70,359 ($59,351 in 1999)

This county:

$70,359
Illinois:

$59,588

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $884 (lower quartile is $709, upper quartile is $1,191)
This county:

$884
State:

$811


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $229,000 (it was $157,800 in 2000)
Kane:

$229,000
Illinois:

$180,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $154,000 - $328,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,789
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $734

Institutionalized population: 3,378
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 4351 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2001: 4705 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2002: 4734 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2003: 4807 buildings, average cost: $195,100
  • 2004: 4586 buildings, average cost: $196,000
  • 2005: 5455 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2006: 4390 buildings, average cost: $188,300
  • 2007: 2562 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2008: 1047 buildings, average cost: $205,800
  • 2009: 519 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2010: 527 buildings, average cost: $186,100
  • 2011: 439 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2012: 788 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2013: 1068 buildings, average cost: $201,700
  • 2014: 1153 buildings, average cost: $188,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $6,370 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $5,133 (2.4%)

Kane County household income distribution in 2009 Kane County home values distribution Kane County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.1%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for Black residents, 19.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.8% for American Indian residents, 27.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.9% for other race residents, 10.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.1%
Kane County:

11.1%
Illinois:

13.6%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for Black residents, 19.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.6% for American Indian residents, 27.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.9% for other race residents, 10.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 21 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kane County is $802 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $901 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1102 a month.

Cities in this county include: Aurora, Elgin, Carpentersville, St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva, South Elgin, Campton Hills, North Aurora, Montgomery.

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

2012 air pollution in Kane County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kane County: Mid-Iron Golf Course (A), Whealan Camp (B), Knollwood Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), Camp Palos (D), Camp Kiwanis (E), Lakewood Country Club (F), Gleneagles Country Club (G), Cog Hill Country Club (H), Lemont Fire Protection District Station 2 (I), Lemont Fire Protection District Station 4 (J), Palos Fire Protection District Station 2 (K), Holy Family Villa (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kane County include: First Church of the Nazarene (A), Saint James at Sag Bridge Catholic Church (B), Welcome Hill Missionary Baptist Church (C), Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church (D), Peace Memorial Church (E), Saint Luke Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Vernon Memorial Park (1), Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery (2), Fairmount Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Pollywog Slough (A), Joes Pond (B), Tomahawk Slough (C), Belly Deep Slough (D), Hogwash Slough (E), Rainbarrel Slough (F), Katydid Slough (G), Longjohn Slough (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Mill Creek (A), Crooked Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kane County include: Cap Sauers Holdings Nature Preserve (1), Cranberry Slough Nature Preserve (2), Paw Paw Woods Nature Preserve (3), Sagawau Canyon Nature Preserve (4), Plum Creek Forest Preserve (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Modoc County, California , Lucas County, Ohio , Lake County , Ulster County, New York , Porter County, Indiana , Winnebago County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 19,754
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 63,516 (29% naturalized citizens)

Kane County:

15.7%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 18,894
  • 1990 to 1994: 13,514
  • 1985 to 1989: 10,241
  • 1980 to 1984: 5,499
  • 1975 to 1979: 5,549
  • 1970 to 1974: 3,760
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,040
  • 1965 to 1969: 4,019
Note: State values scaled to Kane County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.9%

Kane County marital status for males Kane County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 96,599
  • One, attached: 10,638
  • Two: 7,293
  • 3 or 4: 6,207
  • 5 to 9: 6,282
  • 10 to 19: 4,010
  • 20 or more: 6,614
  • Mobile homes: 1,346
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Kane County with a mortgage: 74,480 (6,778 second mortgage, 12,009 home equity loan, 246 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,725

Here:

80.8% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kane County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic155,39128
Evangelical Protestant50,728184
Mainline Protestant36,57672
Other19,74430
Black Protestant3,67910
Orthodox1,6302
None247,521-
Kane 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: 80
Kane County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 27
This county:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 97
Kane County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 294
This county:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kane County:

7.2%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Kane County:

27.2%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Kane County:

Average size of farms: 320 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $187,487
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $563.03
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.07%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $170,686
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.66%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $124,787
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.16%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.81
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.29%
Corn for grain: 89250 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2800 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 77197 harvested acres
Vegetables: 671 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 74 acres

Tornado activity:

Kane County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 837150.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 41 fatalities and 896 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kane County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% 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 240.9 miles away from Kane 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 215.6 miles away from the 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 43.0 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 273.5 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 239.5 miles away from Kane County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 230.4 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, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 05, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4116: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4116, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • 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: September 13, 2008 to October 05, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1800: October 03, 2008, FEMA Id: 1800, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 20, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1729: September 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1729, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3161: January 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 3161, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Illinois Winter Snow Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3134: January 08, 1999, FEMA Id: 3134, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • Illinois Flooding, Incident Period: July 17, 1996 to August 07, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1129: July 25, 1996, FEMA Id: 1129, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Illinois Tornadoes, Incident Period: August 28, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-878: August 29, 1990, FEMA Id: 878, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 21, 1986 to October 15, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-776: October 07, 1986, FEMA Id: 776, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Kane County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (76%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • India (2%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Laos (1%)

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

  • German (20%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)

Kane County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 153,831 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 22,144 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,453 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 109 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 146 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3,396 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 23 (0%)
  • Taxi: 115 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 97 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 400 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,136 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,476 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 6,536 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 2,274 people in nursing homes
  • 787 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 667 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 580 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 387 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 370 people in state prisons
  • 324 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 302 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 234 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 144 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 132 people in religious group quarters
  • 84 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 82 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 51 people in halfway houses
  • 51 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 34 people in other group homes

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

  • 1,812 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,116 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,090 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 644 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 434 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 316 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 308 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 268 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 265 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 236 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 134 people in state prisons
  • 123 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 29 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $69,477.

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Illinois average:

4.45%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($238 average AGI)
Kane County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

4.25% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($35,543 average AGI)
1.28% relocated from other states ($14,204 average AGI)
Kane County:

1.28%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  1.54% ($45,522 average AGI)
from DuPage County, IL  1.12% ($52,635)
from McHenry County, IL  0.39% ($44,309)
from Kendall County, IL  0.35% ($37,225)
from DeKalb County, IL  0.24% ($41,188)
from Will County, IL  0.19% ($55,474)
from Lake County, IL  0.09% ($46,855)


5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,068 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Illinois average:

4.96%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($454 average AGI)
Kane County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.07%

4.02% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($28,055 average AGI)
1.91% relocated to other states ($21,559 average AGI)
Kane County:

1.91%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  1.42% ($39,540 average AGI)
to DuPage County, IL  0.91% ($42,413)
to Kendall County, IL  0.40% ($38,969)
to McHenry County, IL  0.39% ($46,022)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.23% ($34,066)
to Will County, IL  0.16% ($41,712)
to Lake County, IL  0.11% ($75,920)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.3

Births per 1000 population in Kane County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Kane County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kane County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kane County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kane County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 46,521 (40,239 aged, 6,282 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 14,755 (9%)

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

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

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

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,929)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,763)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,967)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,800)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,498)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,260)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,013)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (977)
  • Congestive heart failure (972)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (845)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.85
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,292
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 174
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,113

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,756
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 556
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 58
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 75

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 41.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 27.3
  • Other - 13.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 73.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 27.0
  • Suffocation - 25.1
  • Poisoning - 15.6
  • Other - 5.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 508,482
  • In family households: 455,351 (95,636 male householders, 32,687 female householders)
    101,008 spouses, 174,763 children (165,180 natural, 3,618 adopted, 5,965 stepchildren), 10,378 grandchildren, 6,984 brothers or sisters, 5,377 parents, 10,798 other relatives, 13,182 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 53,131 (19,878 male householders (14,849 living alone)), 22,278 female householders (18,978 living alone)), 10,975 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,787 (3,378 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 43,291 2-persons, 26,769 3-persons, 28,731 4-persons, 16,268 5-persons, 7,098 6-persons, 6,166 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 33,827 1-person, 6,804 2-persons, 889 3-persons, 363 4-persons, 161 5-persons, 64 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

90,221 married couples with children.
20,197 single-parent households (4,942 men, 15,255 women).

74.9% of residents of Kane County speak English at home.
21.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,781,967,000 ($3,772 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $58,381,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $684,427,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $314,100,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,990,000
Federal grants: $203,506,000
Federal procurement contracts: $393,894,000 ($44,867,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $175,050,000 ($1,685,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $15,943,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $530,623,000
Federal Government insurance: $274,346,000

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

Births: 42,955
Here:

89 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 13,260
Here:

28 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +16,110
Here:

+33 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +31,486
Here +65 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kane County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 52.71 millions of gallons per day (60% from ground, 40% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 810
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,745
  • 2000 to 2009: 40,700
  • 1990 to 1999: 32,581
  • 1980 to 1989: 14,907
  • 1970 to 1979: 23,048
  • 1960 to 1969: 17,885
  • 1950 to 1959: 15,493
  • 1940 to 1949: 6,069
  • 1939 or earlier: 30,703
Note: State values scaled to Kane population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kane County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kane County population
  • 1 room: 91
  • 2 rooms: 799
  • 3 rooms: 2,417
  • 4 rooms: 6,426
  • 5 rooms: 17,480
  • 6 rooms: 20,851
  • 7 rooms: 17,770
  • 8 rooms: 16,979
  • 9+ rooms: 18,914
  • 1 room: 1,568
  • 2 rooms: 3,383
  • 3 rooms: 6,108
  • 4 rooms: 9,816
  • 5 rooms: 5,957
  • 6 rooms: 2,676
  • 7 rooms: 1,428
  • 8 rooms: 659
  • 9+ rooms: 579
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kane County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kane County population
  • no bedroom: 691
  • 1 bedroom: 2,209
  • 2 bedrooms: 18,765
  • 3 bedrooms: 44,493
  • 4 bedrooms: 30,077
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5,492
  • no bedroom: 2,099
  • 1 bedroom: 9,996
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,415
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,974
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,391
  • 5+ bedrooms: 299
Cars and other vehicles available in Kane County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kane County population
  • no vehicle: 2,499
  • 1 vehicle: 22,360
  • 2 vehicles: 51,750
  • 3 vehicles: 17,931
  • 4 vehicles: 5,177
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,010
  • no vehicle: 4,930
  • 1 vehicle: 15,804
  • 2 vehicles: 8,607
  • 3 vehicles: 2,024
  • 4 vehicles: 528
  • 5+ vehicles: 281

56% of Kane County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Illinois.

Kane County:

56.4%
State average:

58.6%

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

  • This state: 258,515
  • Northeast: 10,930
  • Midwest: 36,776
  • South: 21,096
  • West: 9,029

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $159,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kane County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (95.3%)
  • Electricity (2.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (73.4%)
  • Electricity (22.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,750
Here:

12.5%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,427
Here:

9.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,059
Here:

25.4%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Kane County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $14,855,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,569,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,072,000
    General - Other: $364,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $30,383,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,789,000
    Regular Highways: $13,458,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,360,000
    Police Protection: $10,597,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,985,000
    Health - Other: $8,985,000
    Financial Administration: $6,439,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,387,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,844,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,728,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,569,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $53,361,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,107,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,133,000
    Financial Administration: $1,469,000
    General - Other: $1,038,000
    Housing and Community Development: $279,000
    Regular Highways: $0
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,309,000

Kane County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $28,879,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,627,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000
    Parks and Recreation: $0
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $5,035,000
    General Local Government Support: $628,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,606,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,254,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,795,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $508,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $31,976,000
    Highways: $24,786,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,759,000
    All Other: $2,219,000
  • Tax - Property: $67,042,000
    Other License: $7,428,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $4,992,000
    Death and Gift: $504,000

Kane County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $228,680,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $220,870,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,810,000

Kane County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $140,683,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,852
  • Number of aged recipients: 578
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,274
  • Number of recipients under 18: 894
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,126
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 832
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,009
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,793
Kane County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kane County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 66 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,993$187,5621,923$219,99915,665$217,699271$101,59827$1,640,407522$144,96626$264,654
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED131$172,229207$227,9131,319$221,90843$72,3720$054$138,0565$259,200
APPLICATIONS DENIED359$176,418336$197,8184,288$229,196250$60,52010$705,500221$136,93713$86,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN272$178,401194$238,4382,259$225,15756$107,2866$1,113,66785$154,2121$193,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS67$180,94054$171,815765$224,16219$68,7892$6,185,50021$134,4291$85,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 64 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED292$238,082315$238,3241$250,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED156$240,974156$247,5904$142,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED66$216,515134$230,0822$143,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN34$274,58861$274,7701$288,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$204,37522$199,6821$130,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Kane County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,10674.5 years
Mary1,65879.1 years
William1,61974.6 years
Robert1,43271.2 years
George1,07576.1 years
James1,05170.2 years
Helen1,02581.3 years
Charles89375.2 years
Margaret87680.6 years
Dorothy82178.2 years
Most common last names in Kane County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson89678.1 years
Anderson63879.0 years
Smith59073.9 years
Miller43977.2 years
Nelson33378.2 years
Carlson27377.8 years
Brown25976.2 years
Peterson24679.3 years
Jones23975.1 years
Williams21372.5 years
Businesses in Kane County, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven24Johnny Rockets1
ALDI10Jones New York12
ALDO2Journeys3
AT&T9Just Tires3
Abercrombie & Fitch2Justice4
Abercrombie Kids1KFC6
Ace Hardware11Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts10Kohl's6
Aeropostale4Kroger1
Aerosoles1LA Fitness4
AmericInn1La-Z-Boy3
American Eagle Outfitters5Lane Bryant6
Ann Taylor3Lane Furniture4
Applebee's3LensCrafters4
Arby's6Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ashley Furniture1Little Caesars Pizza7
AutoZone10Long John Silver's2
Avenue1Lowe's5
Bakers1Macy's2
Bally Total Fitness1Marriott9
Banana Republic3Marshalls1
Barnes & Noble2MasterBrand Cabinets42
Baskin-Robbins14Maurices2
Bath & Body Works5McDonald's31
Baymont Inn1Meijer4
Bed Bath & Beyond2Men's Wearhouse6
Ben & Jerry's1Menards4
Best Western2Motel 61
Blockbuster9Motherhood Maternity5
Brooks Brothers1New Balance9
Budget Car Rental3New York & Co3
Buffalo Wild Wings6Nike41
Burger King15Nissan2
Buybuy BABY1Office Depot3
CVS7OfficeMax6
Cache1Old Country Buffet1
Caribou Coffee10Old Navy2
Carson Pirie Scott4Olive Garden3
Casual Male XL1On The Border1
Catherines1Outback1
Charlotte Russe2Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet2Pac Sun3
Chick-Fil-A1Panda Express8
Chico's2Panera Bread12
Chipotle6Papa John's Pizza4
Chuck E. Cheese's2Payless6
Cinnabon 1Penske4
Circle K7PetSmart6
Clarks1Pier 1 Imports3
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut7
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
ColorTyme1Popeyes6
Comfort Inn1Pottery Barn1
Comfort Suites2Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Costco2Quality2
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos4
Crate & Barrel1RadioShack10
Cricket Wireless17Red Lobster3
Curves11Red Robin3
DHL4Red Roof Inn1
Dairy Queen17Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Rue213
Deb2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Decora Cabinetry4SAS Shoes1
Dennys3SONIC Drive-In1
Discount Tire7Safeway6
Domino's Pizza5Sam's Club1
DressBarn4Sears13
Dressbarn4Sephora1
Dunkin Donuts25Shoe Carnival1
Eddie Bauer2Skechers USA1
Ethan Allen1Sleep Inn1
Express3Soma Intimates1
Extended Stay America1Spencer Gifts2
Famous Footwear8Sprint Nextel14
Fashion Bug2Staples3
FedEx93Starbucks29
Finish Line3Steak 'n Shake4
Firestone Complete Auto Care12Subaru2
Foot Locker2Subway32
Ford2Super 85
Forever 212T-Mobile29
GNC10T.G.I. Driday's4
GameStop10T.J.Maxx2
Gap5Taco Bell11
Goodwill1Talbots1
Gymboree5Target9
H&M2The Athlete's Foot1
H&R Block21The Limited2
Hilton4The Room Place4
Hobby Lobby4Torrid1
Holiday Inn8Toyota1
Hollister Co.2Toys"R"Us4
Home Depot6Trader Joe's1
Homestead Studio Suites1U-Haul20
Honda3U.S. Cellular5
Hot Topic2UPS105
Houlihan's2Value City Furniture1
Hyundai2Vans8
IHOP5Verizon Wireless12
IZOD1Victoria's Secret4
J. Jill1Vons6
J.Crew1Walgreens11
JCPenney3Walmart8
Jamba Juice3Wendy's14
Jewel-Osco14White Castle4
Jimmy John's1World Gym1
JoS. A. Bank1YMCA10

Kane County on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"