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McHenry County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2017: 309,122 (90% urban, 10% rural); it was 260,077 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 74,221
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 16,501
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 74,324
Renter-occupied apartments: 18,477 (it was 15,079 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%

Land area: 604 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 512 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in McHenry County: 100.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (21.0%), Manufacturing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in McHenry County, IL (2017)
    • 248,49695.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 39,33015.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8,4943.3%Asian alone
    • 4,8341.9%Two or more races
    • 3,8141.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4100.2%Some other race alone
    • 1590.06%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 460.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.0 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years
Males: 153,865  (49.8%)
Females: 155,257  (50.2%)
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Average household size:
McHenry County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $86,348 ($64,826 in 1999)
This county:

$86,348
Illinois:

$62,992

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,024 (lower quartile is $819, upper quartile is $1,356)
This county:

$1024
State:

$852


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $227,900 (it was $167,400 in 2000)
McHenry:

$227,900
Illinois:

$195,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $159,300 - $315,800

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $249,197
Here:

$249,197
State:

$257,121

Townhouses or other attached units: $152,121
Here:

$152,121
State:

$248,095

In 2-unit structures: $42,214
Here:

$42,214
State:

$291,160

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,926
Here:

$153,926
State:

$279,934

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $98,453
Here:

$98,453
State:

$287,217

Mobile homes: $19,983
Here:

$19,983
State:

$51,477

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,790
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $760

Institutionalized population: 1,337
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1798 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 1998: 2483 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 1999: 2905 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2000: 3269 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2001: 3627 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2002: 3943 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2003: 3644 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2004: 3347 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2005: 3136 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2006: 2357 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2007: 1536 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2008: 587 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2009: 287 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2010: 301 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2011: 307 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2012: 301 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2013: 358 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2014: 405 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2015: 337 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2016: 305 buildings, average cost: $231,000
  • 2017: 304 buildings, average cost: $197,600
Number of permits per 10,000 McHenry, IL residents
Average permit cost in McHenry, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,582 (2.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,934 (2.7%)

Distribution of median household income in McHenry, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in McHenry, IL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in McHenry, IL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.0%
McHenry County:

6.0%
Illinois:

12.6%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for Black residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.5% for American Indian residents, 17.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.0% for other race residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.0 years old
(Males: 38.8 years old, Females: 41.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.1 years old, Black residents: 37.1 years old, American Indian residents: 45.4 years old, Asian residents: 40.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.9 years old, Other race residents: 31.3 years old)

Area name: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in McHenry 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: Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, McHenry, Woodstock, Cary, Harvard, Wonder Lake, Marengo, Huntley.

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

2018 air pollution in McHenry County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.6 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 McHenry County: Johnson Farms (A), Hillcrest Farm (B), Kinnikinnick Farms (C), Worley Farms (D), Gray Farms (E), Camp Epworth (F), Grange Hall (G), Boone County Rural Fire Protection District 2 Station 2 (H), Nystrom's Nursery (I), Stonegate Nursery (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in McHenry County include: Open Bible Church (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), Flora Church (C), Jefferson Prairie Church (D), Manchester Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Andrus Cemetery (1), Bamblett Cemetery (2), Belvidere Cemetery (3), Bloods Point Cemetery (4), Burr Oak Cemetery (5), Lawrenceville Cemetery (6), Livingston Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Candlewick Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Mud Creek (A), Meander Creek (B), Mosquito Creek (C), Beaver Creek (D), Coon Creek (E), Piscasaw Creek (F), Geryune Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in McHenry County include: Flora Prairie Nature Preserve (1), Kinnikinnick Creek Nature Preserve (2), Boone County Fair Grounds (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cook County , Jerome County, Idaho , Oneida County, Idaho , Lake County , Racine County, Wisconsin , Story County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Illinois:

4.5%

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

Current college students: 12,583
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 28,513 (51.6% naturalized citizens)

McHenry County:

9.2%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,8662010 or later
  • 7,5222000 to 2009
  • 8,2121990 to 1999
  • 4,1191980 to 1989
  • 2,1311970 to 1979
  • 3,900Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 51.1%

McHenry County marital status for males McHenry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 91,094
  • One, attached: 10,949
  • Two: 2,412
  • 3 or 4: 3,001
  • 5 to 9: 5,704
  • 10 to 19: 1,903
  • 20 to 49: 430
  • 50 or more: 1,769
  • Mobile homes: 1,153
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 86

Housing units in McHenry County with a mortgage: 64,203 (1,758 second mortgage, 9,276 home equity loan, 170 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 25,528

Here:

71.9% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for McHenry County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic108,46517
Mainline Protestant25,98546
Evangelical Protestant22,38676
Other8,80920
Orthodox541
None143,061-
McHenry 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: 44
McHenry County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 24
This county:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
McHenry County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 198
This county:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
McHenry County:

6.8%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
McHenry County:

26.5%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in McHenry County:

Average size of farms: 268 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $105,306
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $340.50
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.79%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $102,962
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.80%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.45%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $94,750
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.07%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.92
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 25.62%
Corn for grain: 96978 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3396 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 77340 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,179 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 332 acres

Tornado activity:

McHenry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 4323192.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 24 fatalities and 455 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McHenry County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 267.0 miles away from McHenry 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 241.6 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 64.3 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 299.6 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 265.6 miles away from McHenry County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 256.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Severe Storms, 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 Snow, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3283: March 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 3283, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Illinois 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 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, 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: September 21, 1986 to October 15, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-776: October 07, 1986, FEMA Id: 776, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 16, 1979, Emergency Declared EM-3068: January 16, 1979, FEMA Id: 3068, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in McHenry County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - McHenry

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 98,448 (82.9%)
  • Carpooled: 7,810 (6.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 74 (0.1%)
  • Railroad: 90 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,112 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 288 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 834 (0.7%)
  • Worked at home: 10,050 (8.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

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


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (41%)
  • Poland (10%)
  • India (6%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Pakistan (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in McHenry County


  • German (19%)
  • Polish (10%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • American (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • English (3%)

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

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

  • 799 people in nursing homes
  • 307 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 185 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 122 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 49 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in religious group quarters
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 791 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 537 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 124 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 114 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 60 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $87,462.

5.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Illinois average:

4.69%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
McHenry County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.03%

4.40% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($46,599 average AGI)
1.38% relocated from other states ($13,334 average AGI)
McHenry County:

1.38%
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 Cook County, IL  1.69% ($62,998 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  1.04% ($70,624)
from Kane County, IL  0.84% ($55,231)
from DuPage County, IL  0.33% ($55,053)
from Winnebago County, IL  0.11% ($54,489)
from Walworth County, WI  0.11% ($42,303)
from Boone County, IL  0.08% ($48,962)


6.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
Illinois average:

5.50%


0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($423 average AGI)
McHenry County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.06%

3.56% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($32,389 average AGI)
2.64% relocated to other states ($30,765 average AGI)
McHenry County:

2.64%
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 Cook County, IL  1.19% ($57,604 average AGI)
to Lake County, IL  0.86% ($58,505)
to Kane County, IL  0.72% ($56,017)
to DuPage County, IL  0.21% ($63,163)
to Walworth County, WI  0.18% ($61,609)
to Boone County, IL  0.16% ($44,823)
to Winnebago County, IL  0.11% ($42,806)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in McHenry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.1

Deaths per 1000 population in McHenry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 1.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in McHenry County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in McHenry County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in McHenry County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in McHenry County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in McHenry County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in McHenry County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in McHenry County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 32,666 (28,455 aged, 4,211 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 6,179 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,318)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,029)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,335)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,178)
  • Unspecified dementia (963)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (862)
  • Congestive heart failure (801)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (776)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (590)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (533)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.01
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,125
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 120
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,094

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,424
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 541
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 71.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 25.5
  • Poisoning - 20.0
  • Suffocation - 18.5
  • Other - 7.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 309,122
  • In family households: 274,081 (47,700 male householders, 37,279 female householders)
    68,690 spouses, 97,906 children (93,667 natural, 1,115 adopted, 3,124 stepchildren), 4,883 grandchildren, 2,204 brothers or sisters, 3,198 parents, 4,582 other relatives, 7,639 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 33,226 (12,437 male householders (9,585 living alone)), 14,777 female householders (12,180 living alone)), 6,012 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,815

Size of family households: 35,511 2-persons, 19,917 3-persons, 18,422 4-persons, 8,057 5-persons, 2,286 6-persons, 786 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 21,765 1-person, 4,994 2-persons, 455 3-persons.

52,673 married couples with children.
13,860 single-parent households (4,345 men, 9,515 women).

85.1% of residents of McHenry speak English at home.
8.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $750,571,000 ($2,532 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $25,004,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $455,171,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $161,219,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,996,000
Federal grants: $63,624,000
Federal procurement contracts: $23,285,000 ($13,390,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $37,276,000 ($318,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,104,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $352,340,000
Federal Government insurance: $235,677,000

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

Births: 21,433
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,440
Here:

28 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4,168
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +25,326
Here +83 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in McHenry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 20.66 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built in McHenry County, Illinois
  • Year house built in McHenry County, Illinois
  • 1,0552014 or later
  • 1,2922010 to 2013
  • 25,6842000 to 2009
  • 27,9121990 to 1999
  • 14,6481980 to 1989
  • 16,1861970 to 1979
  • 8,5601960 to 1969
  • 11,1881950 to 1959
  • 2,0441940 to 1949
  • 9,9321939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in McHenry County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in McHenry County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in McHenry County, Illinois
  • 01 room
  • 72 rooms
  • 1,2933 rooms
  • 5,3294 rooms
  • 12,7695 rooms
  • 15,3406 rooms
  • 15,3347 rooms
  • 15,0148 rooms
  • 24,6459+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in McHenry County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in McHenry County, Illinois
  • 5431 room
  • 9732 rooms
  • 2,7043 rooms
  • 6,3394 rooms
  • 5,3345 rooms
  • 2,8316 rooms
  • 2,0027 rooms
  • 8638 rooms
  • 8739+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in McHenry County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in McHenry County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in McHenry County, Illinois
  • 7no bedroom
  • 1,0051 bedroom
  • 15,2882 bedrooms
  • 36,8303 bedrooms
  • 31,1814 bedrooms
  • 5,4205+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in McHenry County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in McHenry County, Illinois
  • 589no bedroom
  • 3,7821 bedroom
  • 9,9432 bedrooms
  • 6,4383 bedrooms
  • 1,2094 bedrooms
  • 5015+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in McHenry County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in McHenry County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in McHenry County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,244no vehicle
  • 16,3231 vehicle
  • 44,4922 vehicles
  • 18,3943 vehicles
  • 5,8914 vehicles
  • 2,3875+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in McHenry County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in McHenry County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,668no vehicle
  • 7,9581 vehicle
  • 9,4282 vehicles
  • 1,9713 vehicles
  • 2754 vehicles
  • 1625+ vehicles

88.5% of McHenry County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Illinois.

McHenry County:

88.5%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 224,059
  • Other state: 54,249
  • Northeast: 6,350
  • Midwest: 27,768
  • South: 12,038
  • West: 8,093
Year householders moved into unit in McHenry County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in McHenry County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 92.2%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 71.8%Utility gas
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,212
Here:

6.7%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 763
Here:

3.8%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,054
Here:

13.3%
Illinois:

27.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

McHenry County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,264,000
  • Charges - Other: $34,696,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,194,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $17,525,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,188,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $29,941,000
    Health - Other: $28,392,000
    Police Protection: $21,771,000
    Regular Highways: $18,496,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,241,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,379,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $10,548,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,281,000
    Financial Administration: $5,624,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,751,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,653,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,924,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,027,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,027,000
    Highways: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,982,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $75,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,095,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $131,785,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,065,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,755,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,374,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,806,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $569,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $963,000
    Interest Earnings: $720,000
    General Revenue - Other: $569,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $3,709,000
    Regular Highways: $997,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $444,000
    General - Other: $417,000
    Police Protection: $165,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $201,059,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,806,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $28,341,000
    Highways: $9,887,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,326,000
    Public Welfare: $2,571,000
    Other: $1,445,000
  • Tax - Property: $98,399,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $4,753,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,134,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,134,000
    Other License: $1,302,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $65,652,000

McHenry County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,264,000
  • Charges - Other: $34,696,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,194,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $17,525,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,188,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $29,941,000
    Health - Other: $28,392,000
    Police Protection: $21,771,000
    Regular Highways: $18,496,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,241,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,379,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $10,548,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,281,000
    Financial Administration: $5,624,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,751,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,653,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,924,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,027,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,027,000
    Highways: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,982,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $75,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,095,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $131,785,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,065,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,755,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,374,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,806,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $569,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $963,000
    Interest Earnings: $720,000
    General Revenue - Other: $569,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $3,709,000
    Regular Highways: $997,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $444,000
    General - Other: $417,000
    Police Protection: $165,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $201,059,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,806,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $28,341,000
    Highways: $9,887,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,326,000
    Public Welfare: $2,571,000
    Other: $1,445,000
  • Tax - Property: $98,399,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $4,753,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,134,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,134,000
    Other License: $1,302,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $65,652,000

McHenry County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,264,000
  • Charges - Other: $34,696,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,194,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $17,525,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,188,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $29,941,000
    Health - Other: $28,392,000
    Police Protection: $21,771,000
    Regular Highways: $18,496,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,241,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,379,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $10,548,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,281,000
    Financial Administration: $5,624,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,751,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,653,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,924,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,027,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,027,000
    Highways: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,982,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $75,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,095,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $131,785,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,065,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,755,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,374,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,806,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $569,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $963,000
    Interest Earnings: $720,000
    General Revenue - Other: $569,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $3,709,000
    Regular Highways: $997,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $444,000
    General - Other: $417,000
    Police Protection: $165,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $201,059,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,806,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $28,341,000
    Highways: $9,887,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,326,000
    Public Welfare: $2,571,000
    Other: $1,445,000
  • Tax - Property: $98,399,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $4,753,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,134,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,134,000
    Other License: $1,302,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $65,652,000

McHenry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,264,000
  • Charges - Other: $34,696,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,194,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $17,525,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,188,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $29,941,000
    Health - Other: $28,392,000
    Police Protection: $21,771,000
    Regular Highways: $18,496,000
    Correctional Institutions: $17,241,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,379,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $10,548,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,281,000
    Financial Administration: $5,624,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,751,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,653,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,924,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,027,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,027,000
    Highways: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,982,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $75,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,095,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $131,785,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,065,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,755,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,374,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,806,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $569,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $963,000
    Interest Earnings: $720,000
    General Revenue - Other: $569,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $3,709,000
    Regular Highways: $997,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $444,000
    General - Other: $417,000
    Police Protection: $165,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $201,059,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,806,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $28,341,000
    Highways: $9,887,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,326,000
    Public Welfare: $2,571,000
    Other: $1,445,000
  • Tax - Property: $98,399,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $4,753,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,134,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,134,000
    Other License: $1,302,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $65,652,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,264
  • Number of aged recipients: 187
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,077
  • Number of recipients under 18: 226
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 783
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 255
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 393
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 542
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 47 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 ORIGINATED1,341$181,6091,204$187,96010,611$201,741250$116,64023$1,131,217501$179,40529$185,966
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED93$177,86097$205,216948$212,53742$52,1670$023$156,6961$293,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED210$179,443197$177,2742,944$221,472148$70,2230$0129$197,1558$71,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN132$172,811155$200,0651,655$210,45646$121,3911$1,181,00083$162,7111$88,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS50$164,56038$177,079624$213,22012$103,5830$020$133,5000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 47 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED204$212,789185$228,1241$238,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED95$235,947136$222,4784$138,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$254,45877$226,9611$146,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$231,41746$214,2610$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$193,12514$2,039,7861$119,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in McHenry, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in McHenry, IL - Value
Most common first names in McHenry County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,23175.0 years
William95175.2 years
Mary89279.7 years
Robert84571.5 years
George66376.1 years
Joseph64675.2 years
James63370.5 years
Helen60981.1 years
Charles56475.4 years
Edward54075.5 years
Most common last names in McHenry County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson35077.1 years
Smith29077.7 years
Miller25876.5 years
Anderson24777.4 years
Nelson14878.9 years
Freund12379.5 years
Brown11676.3 years
Peterson11277.3 years
Carlson10677.6 years
Davis10175.1 years
Businesses in McHenry County, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven11Kohl's3
ALDI5La-Z-Boy3
AT&T4Lane Bryant3
Ace Hardware8Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts5Little Caesars Pizza4
Aeropostale2Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Ann Taylor2Marshalls1
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets17
Arby's3Maurices3
Ashley Furniture1Mazda1
AutoZone6McDonald's14
BMW1Meijer2
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse3
Barnes & Noble1Menards2
Baskin-Robbins6Motherhood Maternity3
Bath & Body Works3New Balance1
Bed Bath & Beyond2New York & Co1
Blockbuster3Nike15
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards2Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Office Depot3
Burger King6OfficeMax3
Buybuy BABY1Old Navy2
CVS3Olive Garden1
Caribou Coffee1On The Border1
Chevrolet4Outback1
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse1
Chipotle3Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panda Express2
Circle K3Panera Bread4
Clarks1Papa John's Pizza3
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless3
Coldwater Creek1Penske3
Comfort Inn1PetSmart3
Costco1Pier 1 Imports2
Cricket Wireless5Pizza Hut4
Curves2Plato's Closet1
Dairy Queen8Popeyes1
Days Inn1Pottery Barn1
Decora Cabinetry4Quiznos2
Discount Tire1RadioShack4
Domino's Pizza2Red Robin1
DressBarn4SAS Shoes3
Dressbarn4SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts9Safeway3
Eddie Bauer1Sam's Club1
Express1Sears3
Famous Footwear3Sephora2
Fashion Bug1Shoe Carnival2
FedEx39Sprint Nextel8
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Staples1
GNC3Starbucks10
GameStop5Steak 'n Shake2
Gap2Subaru1
Goodwill5Super 84
Gymboree1T-Mobile17
H&R Block10T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton1T.J.Maxx3
Hobby Lobby2Taco Bell8
Holiday Inn3Target3
Hollister Co.1The Athlete's Foot1
Home Depot3The Room Place2
Honda1Toyota1
Houlihan's1Toys"R"Us2
Hyundai1Trader Joe's1
IHOP2True Value2
IZOD1U-Haul17
J. Jill1UPS54
JCPenney2Vans1
Jamba Juice2Verizon Wireless4
Jewel-Osco8Victoria's Secret1
Jimmy John's1Vons3
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens11
Jones New York2Walmart6
Justice2Wendy's6
KFC4White Castle1
Kincaid1YMCA2
Kmart2

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  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"