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Knox County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2014: 52,069 (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: 73 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Knox County: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Knox County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (7.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years
Males: 26,155  (50.2%)
Females: 25,914  (49.8%)
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Knox County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Knox County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,553 ($35,407 in 1999)

This county:

$39553
Illinois:

$56210

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $429 (lower quartile is $318, upper quartile is $543)
This county:

$429
State:

$772


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,450 (it was $63,400 in 2000)
Knox:

$75,450
Illinois:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,595 - $117,632
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $882
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $387

Institutionalized population: 2,643
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,727 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,376 (1.9%)

Knox County household income distribution in 2009 Knox County home values distribution Knox County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.2%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.7% for Black residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 36.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.0%
Knox County:

19.0%
Illinois:

14.7%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.0% for Black residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.3% for other race residents, 36.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 24 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 22 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 September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,207
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 902 (50% naturalized citizens)

Knox County:

1.6%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 203
  • 1990 to 1994: 120
  • 1985 to 1989: 109
  • 1980 to 1984: 19
  • 1975 to 1979: 67
  • 1970 to 1974: 71
  • 1970 to 1974: 48
  • 1965 to 1969: 265

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: 18,062
  • One, attached: 368
  • Two: 1,236
  • 3 or 4: 808
  • 5 to 9: 674
  • 10 to 19: 527
  • 20 or more: 996
  • Mobile homes: 1,024
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 22

Housing units in Knox County with a mortgage: 7,864 (634 second mortgage, 921 home equity loan, 55 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,859

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Knox County

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 slightly below Illinois state average. It is 83% 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 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 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 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, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 244.3 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 214.3 miles away from Knox County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 200.0 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:

  • IllinoisSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 3, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1960): March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • IllinoisSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 20, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1729): September 25, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1729, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IllinoisSnow, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 1, 2006, Emergency Declared (EM-3269): December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3269, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • IllinoisHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3230): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IllinoisWinter Snow Storm, Incident Period: January 1, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3134): January 8, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3134, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • IllinoisFlooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 22, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-997): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-997, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IllinoisSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 10, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-438): June 10, 1974, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-438, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Knox County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (32%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Venezuela (4%)
  • Hungary (3%)

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

  • German (19%)
  • United States or American (14%)
  • Swedish (12%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Knox County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 20,266 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 2,553 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 110 (0%)
  • Railroad: 29 (0%)
  • Taxi: 96 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 47 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 75 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,030 (4%)
  • Other means: 167 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 757 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $48,214.

4.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.89% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($22,476 average AGI)
1.62% relocated from other states ($12,190 average AGI)
Knox County:

1.62%
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 Peoria County, IL  0.48% ($48,412 average AGI)
from Warren County, IL  0.45% ($29,473)
from Cook County, IL  0.24% ($20,184)
from Henry County, IL  0.21% ($40,690)
from Tazewell County, IL  0.16% ($41,939)
from Fulton County, IL  0.16% ($25,219)
from Mercer County, IL  0.13% ($33,926)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Illinois average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.85% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($17,422 average AGI)
2.04% relocated to other states ($15,364 average AGI)
Knox County:

2.04%
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 Warren County, IL  0.49% ($23,384 average AGI)
to Peoria County, IL  0.43% ($32,138)
to Cook County, IL  0.24% ($20,333)
to Henry County, IL  0.21% ($28,047)
to Fulton County, IL  0.19% ($35,026)
to McDonough County, IL  0.19% ($17,684)
to Rock Island County, IL  0.17% ($30,588)

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 2014: 12.8

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 live births in Knox County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 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 Knox County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1055)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (851)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (726)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (559)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (519)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (435)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (340)
  • Congestive heart failure (218)
  • Unspecified dementia (215)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (189)

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: 18274.44
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 434.270
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 60745.3

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1108.630
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1320.600
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.63

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34.22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88.17

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.13

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: 48,964
  • In family households: 39,190 (9,382 male householders, 3,942 female householders)
    9,847 spouses, 12,688 children (11,604 natural, 338 adopted, 746 stepchildren), 968 grandchildren, 300 brothers or sisters, 238 parents, 335 other relatives, 1,350 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,774 (3,845 male householders (3,105 living alone)), 4,366 female householders (3,849 living alone)), 1,563 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,955 (2,643 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,822 2-persons, 2,860 3-persons, 2,167 4-persons, 937 5-persons, 351 6-persons, 187 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,954 1-person, 1,059 2-persons, 121 3-persons, 55 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

7,721 married couples with children.
3,343 single-parent households (639 men, 2,704 women).

95.8% of residents of Knox County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $311,440,000 ($5780 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:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 58
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,214
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,327
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,341
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,642
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,739
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,173
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,023
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,314
Rooms in houses/apartments in Knox County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 195
  • 4 rooms: 1,534
  • 5 rooms: 3,892
  • 6 rooms: 3,854
  • 7 rooms: 2,733
  • 8 rooms: 1,852
  • 9+ rooms: 1,688
  • 1 room: 120
  • 2 rooms: 387
  • 3 rooms: 1,281
  • 4 rooms: 1,632
  • 5 rooms: 1,266
  • 6 rooms: 804
  • 7 rooms: 370
  • 8 rooms: 205
  • 9+ rooms: 206
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Knox County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 447
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,534
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,708
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,585
  • 5+ bedrooms: 486
  • no bedroom: 155
  • 1 bedroom: 1,901
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,578
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,235
  • 4 bedrooms: 340
  • 5+ bedrooms: 62
Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 633
  • 1 vehicle: 4,534
  • 2 vehicles: 7,303
  • 3 vehicles: 2,429
  • 4 vehicles: 617
  • 5+ vehicles: 269
  • no vehicle: 1,225
  • 1 vehicle: 3,116
  • 2 vehicles: 1,478
  • 3 vehicles: 325
  • 4 vehicles: 106
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

59% of Knox County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Illinois.

Knox County:

58.7%
State average:

58.6%

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

  • This state: 44033
  • Northeast: 732
  • Midwest: 5736
  • South: 2775
  • West: 1425

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Knox County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (81.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.5%)
  • Electricity (5.8%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (64.1%)
  • Electricity (26.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 466
Here:

8.2%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 117
Here:

4.1%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,420
Here:

48.6%
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)

Knox County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $6,500,000
    Police Protection: $3,793,000
    Regular Highways: $3,387,000
    Health - Other: $2,282,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,151,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,753,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,670,000
    General - Other: $1,608,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,361,000
    Central Staff Services: $545,000
    Financial Administration: $495,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $405,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $372,000
    General - Other: $240,000
    Central Staff Services: $219,000
    Regular Highways: $151,000
    Police Protection: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,272,000

Knox County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,509,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,365,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $574,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,292,000
    Interest Earnings: $631,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $302,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $7,660,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,649,000
    Highways: $1,087,000
    All Other: $758,000
    Health and Hospitals: $414,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,270,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $891,000

Knox County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,610,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,305,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $305,000

Knox County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,272,000

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
Knox County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Knox County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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+)"