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Knox County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2019: 50,117 (76% urban, 24% rural); it was 55,836 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,632
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,371
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,785
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,532 (it was 6,271 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 716 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 70 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Knox County: 74.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.6%), Retail trade (14.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Knox County, IL (2019)
    • 41,11273.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,2227.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,9485.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8001.4%Two or more races
    • 5681.0%Asian alone
    • 840.2%Some other race alone
    • 720.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

42.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years
Males: 25,362  (50.6%)
Females: 24,755  (49.4%)
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Average household size:
Knox County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,339 ($35,407 in 1999)
This county:

$46,339
Illinois:

$69,187

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $485 (lower quartile is $367, upper quartile is $615)
This county:

$485
State:

$889


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $89,230 (it was $63,400 in 2000)
Knox:

$89,230
Illinois:

$209,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,000 - $137,038

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $113,664
Here:

$113,664
State:

$266,086

Townhouses or other attached units: $117,909
Here:

$117,909
State:

$247,630

In 2-unit structures: $55,749
Here:

$55,749
State:

$268,780

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $290,007
Here:

$290,007
State:

$306,067

Mobile homes: $33,881
Here:

$33,881
State:

$59,325

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $931
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $426

Institutionalized population: 2,643
Knox County, IL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 85 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 1998: 109 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 1999: 111 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 110 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2001: 74 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2002: 76 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2004: 67 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 2005: 70 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2007: 61 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2009: 31 buildings, average cost: $220,600
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2011: 31 buildings, average cost: $200,300
  • 2012: 23 buildings, average cost: $263,000
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $278,300
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $248,500
  • 2015: 19 buildings, average cost: $234,000
  • 2016: 16 buildings, average cost: $182,100
  • 2017: 24 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2018: 16 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2019: 16 buildings, average cost: $247,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Knox, IL residents
Average permit cost in Knox, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,878 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,490 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Knox, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Knox, IL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Knox, IL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.7%
Knox County:

16.7%
Illinois:

11.5%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.2% for Black residents, 22.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.4% for American Indian residents, 76.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.6% for other race residents, 18.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.7 years old
(Males: 40.7 years old, Females: 45.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.9 years old, Black residents: 28.5 years old, American Indian residents: 16.5 years old, Asian residents: 22.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.4 years old, Other race residents: 31.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Knox County is $395 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $520 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $691 a month.

Cities in this county include: Galesburg, Abingdon, Knoxville, Wataga, East Galesburg, Oneida, Yates City, Williamsfield, Altona, Oak Run.

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

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Neighboring counties: Beaver County, Pennsylvania , Lassen County, California , Marshall County, Indiana , Paulding County, Ohio , Muscatine County, Iowa , Wayne County, Iowa .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Illinois:

6.5%

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

Current college students: 3,207
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,621 (19.5% naturalized citizens)

Knox County:

3.2%
Whole state:

13.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9262010 or later
  • 3762000 to 2009
  • 2091990 to 1999
  • 1281980 to 1989
  • 1381970 to 1979
  • 313Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.1%

Knox County marital status for males Knox County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,617
  • One, attached: 322
  • Two: 544
  • 3 or 4: 807
  • 5 to 9: 843
  • 10 to 19: 553
  • 20 to 49: 254
  • 50 or more: 1,054
  • Mobile homes: 971

Housing units in Knox County with a mortgage: 7,159 (130 second mortgage, 469 home equity loan, 21 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,735

Here:

53.8% with mortgage
State:

62.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Knox County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,95235
Evangelical Protestant5,20844
Catholic3,3476
Other7265
Black Protestant4223
None34,264-
Knox 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: 12
Knox County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Knox County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

7.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Knox County:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

26.8%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Knox County:

Average size of farms: 428 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $140,777
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $282.60
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 32.95%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $112,503
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 78.08%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $119,161
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.78%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.18
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.99%
Corn for grain: 154305 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 773 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 139238 harvested acres
Vegetables: 145 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Earthquake activity:

Knox County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 144% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 214.4 miles away from Knox 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 194.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 214.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 244.3 miles away from Knox County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW) earthquake occurred 214.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4489, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Illinois Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: February 24, 2019 - July 3, 2019, FEMA Id: 4461, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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: 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 Snow, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 01, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3269: December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: 3269, 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 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, 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, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 10, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-438: June 10, 1974, FEMA Id: 438, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Knox County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Knox

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,696 (79.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,910 (9.1%)
  • Bus: 97 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 212 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 86 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 1,058 (5.1%)
  • Worked at home: 745 (3.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (26%)
  • Congo (19%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Nicaragua (7%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • India (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Knox County


  • American (12%)
  • German (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Swedish (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • African (2%)

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

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

  • 1,819 people in state prisons
  • 1,036 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 921 people in nursing homes
  • 347 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 81 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 51 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 39 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 1,844 people in state prisons
  • 1,094 people in college/university student housing
  • 660 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 124 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 90 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 57 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 27 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 22 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,989.

4.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.07%
Illinois average:

4.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.71% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($26,232 average AGI)
1.36% relocated from other states ($17,675 average AGI)
Knox County:

1.36%
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 Warren County, IL  0.49% ($42,677 average AGI)
from Peoria County, IL  0.38% ($49,697)
from Henry County, IL  0.27% ($35,340)
from Fulton County, IL  0.18% ($39,914)
from Cook County, IL  0.17% ($33,088)
from McDonough County, IL  0.13% ($25,840)
from Tazewell County, IL  0.10% ($31,600)


4.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Illinois average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.78% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($22,899 average AGI)
1.89% relocated to other states ($18,623 average AGI)
Knox County:

1.89%
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 Peoria County, IL  0.53% ($38,048 average AGI)
to Warren County, IL  0.43% ($34,553)
to Henry County, IL  0.25% ($42,490)
to Fulton County, IL  0.23% ($33,196)
to Cook County, IL  0.20% ($32,850)
to Rock Island County, IL  0.20% ($45,769)
to Tazewell County, IL  0.14% ($45,286)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Knox County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Knox County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Knox County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Knox County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,847 (9,176 aged, 1,671 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 871 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Knox County, Illinois in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,288)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,028)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (915)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (780)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (737)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (516)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (420)
  • Congestive heart failure (299)
  • Unspecified dementia (252)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (188)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.71
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,274
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 434
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 60,745

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,109
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,321
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 108.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 60.9
  • Other - 47.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 50,117
  • Male householders: 10,224 (3,608 living alone), Female householders: 10,540 (4,225 living alone)
  • 8,490 spouses (8,439 opposite-sex spouses), 1,659 unmarried partners, (1,600 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 11,500 children (10,730 natural, 175 adopted, 601 stepchildren), 763 grandchildren, 462 brothers or sisters, 210 parents, 30 foster children, 590 other relatives, 1,432 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 4,315

Size of family households: 5,927 2-persons, 2,636 3-persons, 1,648 4-persons, 963 5-persons, 271 6-persons, 194 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,832 1-person, 1,226 2-persons, 107 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 38 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

5,419 married couples with children.
3,106 single-parent households (615 men, 2,491 women).

93.8% of residents of Knox speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 39% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (43% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $311,440,000 ($5,780 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,526,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $159,955,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $84,745,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,233,000
Federal grants: $38,014,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,318,000 ($563,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,175,000 ($607,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $6,646,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,644,000
Federal Government insurance: $53,060,000

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

Births: 3,155
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,767
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +170
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,031
Here -38 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Knox County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.37 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built in Knox County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Knox County, Illinois
  • 1412014 or later
  • 1742010 to 2013
  • 9282000 to 2009
  • 1,5911990 to 1999
  • 1,3721980 to 1989
  • 4,0711970 to 1979
  • 2,3821960 to 1969
  • 3,3911950 to 1959
  • 1,3431940 to 1949
  • 8,4571939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Knox County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Knox County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Knox County, Illinois
  • 51 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 993 rooms
  • 1,1764 rooms
  • 2,8445 rooms
  • 3,3716 rooms
  • 2,3577 rooms
  • 1,9328 rooms
  • 2,0289+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knox County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knox County, Illinois
  • 5481 room
  • 2112 rooms
  • 1,1263 rooms
  • 1,5164 rooms
  • 1,4035 rooms
  • 1,1736 rooms
  • 4657 rooms
  • 2348 rooms
  • 1989+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Knox County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Knox County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Knox County, Illinois
  • 5no bedroom
  • 4651 bedroom
  • 3,4932 bedrooms
  • 6,8013 bedrooms
  • 2,4654 bedrooms
  • 6095+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knox County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knox County, Illinois
  • 589no bedroom
  • 1,5431 bedroom
  • 2,6442 bedrooms
  • 1,5913 bedrooms
  • 4594 bedrooms
  • 705+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 247no vehicle
  • 4,2321 vehicle
  • 6,0042 vehicles
  • 2,2573 vehicles
  • 7694 vehicles
  • 3365+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,836no vehicle
  • 3,3911 vehicle
  • 1,3032 vehicles
  • 3223 vehicles
  • 374 vehicles
  • 565+ vehicles

91.1% of Knox County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Illinois.

Knox County:

91.1%
State average:

87.3%

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

  • This state: 39,775
  • Other state: 8,416
  • Northeast: 687
  • Midwest: 3,853
  • South: 2,022
  • West: 1,870
Year householders moved into unit in Knox County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Knox County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 74.6%Utility gas
  • 11.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.7%Electricity
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 61.5%Utility gas
  • 32.4%Electricity
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 256
Here:

5.8%
Illinois:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

2.1%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,585
Here:

50.9%
Illinois:

27.4%

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

Knox County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $17,030,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $381,000
    General Public Buildings: $169,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,321,000
    Police Protection: $4,120,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,697,000
    General - Other: $3,120,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,004,000
    Regular Highways: $2,984,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,767,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,947,000
    Financial Administration: $234,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $158,000
    General Public Buildings: $96,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,781,000
    General Local Government Support: $153,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $227,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $201,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,224,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,479,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,550,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $804,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $370,000
    General Revenue - Other: $138,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $260,000
    Police Protection: $107,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $42,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,467,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,123,000
    Highways: $847,000
    Health and Hospitals: $569,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,893,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,989,000

Knox County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $17,030,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $381,000
    General Public Buildings: $169,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,321,000
    Police Protection: $4,120,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,697,000
    General - Other: $3,120,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,004,000
    Regular Highways: $2,984,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,767,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,947,000
    Financial Administration: $234,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $158,000
    General Public Buildings: $96,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,781,000
    General Local Government Support: $153,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $227,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $201,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,224,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,479,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,550,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $804,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $370,000
    General Revenue - Other: $138,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $260,000
    Police Protection: $107,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $42,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,467,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,123,000
    Highways: $847,000
    Health and Hospitals: $569,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,893,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,989,000

Knox County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $17,030,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $381,000
    General Public Buildings: $169,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,321,000
    Police Protection: $4,120,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,697,000
    General - Other: $3,120,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,004,000
    Regular Highways: $2,984,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,767,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,947,000
    Financial Administration: $234,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $158,000
    General Public Buildings: $96,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,781,000
    General Local Government Support: $153,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $227,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $201,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,224,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,479,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,550,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $804,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $370,000
    General Revenue - Other: $138,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $260,000
    Police Protection: $107,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $42,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,467,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,123,000
    Highways: $847,000
    Health and Hospitals: $569,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,893,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,989,000

Knox County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $17,030,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $381,000
    General Public Buildings: $169,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,321,000
    Police Protection: $4,120,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,697,000
    General - Other: $3,120,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,004,000
    Regular Highways: $2,984,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,767,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,947,000
    Financial Administration: $234,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $158,000
    General Public Buildings: $96,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,781,000
    General Local Government Support: $153,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $227,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $201,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,224,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,479,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,550,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $804,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $370,000
    General Revenue - Other: $138,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $260,000
    Police Protection: $107,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $42,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,467,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,123,000
    Highways: $847,000
    Health and Hospitals: $569,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,893,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,989,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,219
  • Number of aged recipients: 65
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,154
  • Number of recipients under 18: 194
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 881
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 144
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 377
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 524
Most common first names in Knox County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary52479.6 years
John47676.6 years
William43274.2 years
Robert38971.3 years
Charles31576.3 years
James31572.9 years
Helen28682.1 years
George24977.9 years
Ruth24182.0 years
Dorothy21578.9 years
Most common last names in Knox County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson47078.5 years
Smith22877.3 years
Anderson22379.8 years
Nelson22180.3 years
Peterson16679.7 years
Carlson15079.9 years
Swanson14481.0 years
Miller13775.2 years
Brown12576.0 years
Wilson10976.9 years
Businesses in Knox County, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lowe's1
AT&T1Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's3
AutoZone1Menards1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut2
Circle K1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Sears2
Dairy Queen3Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Steak 'n Shake1
FedEx5Subway4
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell2
Goodwill1Target1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hardee's3U-Haul3
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular4
Jimmy John's1UPS8
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless2
KFC2Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Knox County on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"