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McHenry County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2014: 307,283 (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: 509 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in McHenry County: 102.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.1%), Construction (11.5%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in McHenry County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (11.4%)
  • Asian alone (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years
Males: 153,199  (49.9%)
Females: 154,084  (50.1%)
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McHenry County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
McHenry County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $75,449 ($64,826 in 1999)

This county:

$75449
Illinois:

$56210

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $950 (lower quartile is $756, upper quartile is $1,227)
This county:

$950
State:

$772


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $196,400 (it was $167,400 in 2000)
McHenry:

$196,400
Illinois:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $135,900 - $281,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $227,510
Here:

$227,510
State:

$228,842

Townhouses or other attached units: $130,607
Here:

$130,607
State:

$200,693

In 2-unit structures: $153,829
Here:

$153,829
State:

$206,569

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,910
Here:

$141,910
State:

$240,302

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $146,614
Here:

$146,614
State:

$222,493

Mobile homes: $59,466
Here:

$59,466
State:

$36,193
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,774
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $668

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

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $5,861 (3.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,352 (2.7%)

McHenry County household income distribution in 2009 McHenry County home values distribution McHenry County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.7%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.1% for Black residents, 22.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.5% for American Indian residents, 30.8% for other race residents, 9.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.7%
McHenry County:

6.7%
Illinois:

14.7%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.6% for Black residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.5% for American Indian residents, 32.1% for other race residents, 9.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 29 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

2012 air pollution in McHenry County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in 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:

4.2%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 12,583
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: 27.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 18,764 (39% naturalized citizens)

McHenry County:

7.2%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 4,862
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,752
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,614
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,505
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,183
  • 1970 to 1974: 948
  • 1970 to 1974: 933
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,967

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: 74,149
  • One, attached: 6,225
  • Two: 2,271
  • 3 or 4: 2,225
  • 5 to 9: 3,802
  • 10 to 19: 1,843
  • 20 or more: 1,720
  • Mobile homes: 658
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Housing units in McHenry County with a mortgage: 55,950 (5,697 second mortgage, 8,957 home equity loan, 234 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,939

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for McHenry County

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:

  • 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
  • IllinoisSnow, Incident Period: February 5, 2008 to February 6, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3283): March 13, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3283, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 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
  • IllinoisSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3161): January 17, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3161, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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: September 21, 1986 to October 15, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-776): October 7, 1986, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-776, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IllinoisBlizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 16, 1979, Emergency Declared (EM-3068): January 16, 1979, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3068, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • 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
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in McHenry County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (48%)
  • Poland (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • India (3%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)

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

  • German (29%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • Polish (10%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • English (6%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)

McHenry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 109,858 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 11,426 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 402 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 72 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3,657 (3%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 53 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 37 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 250 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,694 (1%)
  • Other means: 741 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 5,056 (4%)

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 $71,921.

4.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,226 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Illinois average:

4.45%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
McHenry County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

3.23% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($36,258 average AGI)
1.25% relocated from other states ($14,762 average AGI)
McHenry County:

1.25%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  1.18% ($49,491 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.74% ($64,144)
from Kane County, IL  0.61% ($46,022)
from DuPage County, IL  0.21% ($45,459)
from DeKalb County, IL  0.09% ($28,123)
from Boone County, IL  0.09% ($38,000)
from Walworth County, WI  0.09% ($36,903)


5.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Illinois average:

4.96%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
McHenry County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

3.24% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($24,976 average AGI)
2.14% relocated to other states ($22,858 average AGI)
McHenry County:

2.14%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  1.18% ($41,148 average AGI)
to Lake County, IL  0.71% ($44,150)
to Kane County, IL  0.60% ($44,309)
to DuPage County, IL  0.21% ($42,807)
to Walworth County, WI  0.12% ($39,520)
to Boone County, IL  0.11% ($39,647)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.10% ($46,043)

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 live births 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

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2318)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2029)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1335)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1178)
  • 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: 7124.760
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 119.780
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23093.97

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1424.060
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 541.140
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.58

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 62.67
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72.37

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.12
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: 307,113
  • In family households: 273,656 (63,850 male householders, 18,438 female householders)
    67,988 spouses, 103,852 children (97,485 natural, 2,177 adopted, 4,190 stepchildren), 4,026 grandchildren, 2,227 brothers or sisters, 2,314 parents, 3,142 other relatives, 5,814 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 33,457 (13,228 male householders (9,980 living alone)), 13,683 female householders (11,640 living alone)), 6,546 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,647 (1,337 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 29,947 2-persons, 18,557 3-persons, 19,425 4-persons, 9,169 5-persons, 3,343 6-persons, 1,847 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 21,620 1-person, 4,493 2-persons, 510 3-persons, 192 4-persons, 55 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

65,142 married couples with children.
9,427 single-parent households (2,453 men, 6,974 women).

89.1% of residents of McHenry County speak English at home.
6.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 28% 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 ($2532 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:

6.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 288
  • 2000 to 2004: 24,269
  • 1990 to 1999: 27,108
  • 1980 to 1989: 15,741
  • 1970 to 1979: 14,930
  • 1960 to 1969: 9,765
  • 1950 to 1959: 10,336
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,215
  • 1939 or earlier: 10,055
Rooms in houses/apartments in McHenry County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 70
  • 2 rooms: 224
  • 3 rooms: 1,118
  • 4 rooms: 4,256
  • 5 rooms: 11,697
  • 6 rooms: 14,940
  • 7 rooms: 14,744
  • 8 rooms: 13,499
  • 9+ rooms: 13,776
  • 1 room: 629
  • 2 rooms: 1,147
  • 3 rooms: 2,404
  • 4 rooms: 4,303
  • 5 rooms: 3,075
  • 6 rooms: 1,472
  • 7 rooms: 1,007
  • 8 rooms: 531
  • 9+ rooms: 511
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in McHenry County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 120
  • 1 bedroom: 1,371
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,812
  • 3 bedrooms: 35,801
  • 4 bedrooms: 21,802
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,418
  • no bedroom: 757
  • 1 bedroom: 3,941
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,211
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,017
  • 4 bedrooms: 939
  • 5+ bedrooms: 214
Cars and other vehicles available in McHenry County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,568
  • 1 vehicle: 14,798
  • 2 vehicles: 39,532
  • 3 vehicles: 13,261
  • 4 vehicles: 3,942
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,223
  • no vehicle: 1,552
  • 1 vehicle: 7,061
  • 2 vehicles: 4,947
  • 3 vehicles: 1,133
  • 4 vehicles: 257
  • 5+ vehicles: 129

57% of McHenry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Illinois.

McHenry County:

56.9%
State average:

58.6%

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

  • This state: 185802
  • Northeast: 8298
  • Midwest: 28843
  • South: 10335
  • West: 6260

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $153,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in McHenry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (92.4%)
  • Electricity (4.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Utility gas (63.8%)
  • Electricity (30.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,397
Here:

9.3%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,079
Here:

6.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,358
Here:

13.4%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

McHenry County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $12,494,000
    Regular Highways: $5,832,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $4,647,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $16,600,000
    General - Other: $13,453,000
    Police Protection: $10,523,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,199,000
    Regular Highways: $8,104,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,092,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,143,000
    Financial Administration: $4,208,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,610,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,306,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,219,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $981,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $238,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $2,059,000
    General - Other: $1,306,000
    Police Protection: $271,000
    Regular Highways: $134,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $92,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $12,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,660,000

McHenry County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $25,246,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,400,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,269,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,877,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,622,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $504,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $14,743,000
    Public Welfare: $5,197,000
    Highways: $5,104,000
    All Other: $4,310,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,089,000
  • Tax - Property: $51,742,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $5,275,000
    Other License: $2,216,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,675,000
    Other Selective Sales: $93,000

McHenry County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,415,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,258,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,100,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $943,000

McHenry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $127,872,000

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
McHenry County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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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