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Richland County, Illinois (IL)


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County population in 2012: 16,176 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 16,149 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,487
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,399
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,086
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,840 (it was 1,574 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 360 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 45 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Richland County: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.5%), Manufacturing (16.4%), Retail trade (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Richland County, Illinois:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years

Males: 7,957  (48.0%)
Females: 8,276  (52.0%)

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Average household size:
Richland County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,122 ($31,185 in 1999)
This county:

$36122
Illinois:

$53966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $388 (lower quartile is $277, upper quartile is $478)
This county:

$388
State:

$708


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,169 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Richland County:

$75,169
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,286 - $118,393

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $133,206
Here:

$133,206
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $145,687
Here:

$145,687
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $43,919
Here:

$43,919
State:

$35,670
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,189
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $296

Institutionalized population: 302

Richland County, IL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,098 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $917 (1.3%)


Richland County household income distribution in 2009 Richland County home values distribution


Richland County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.9%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 81.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for other race residents, 77.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

12.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Richland County is $444 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $677 a month.

Cities in this county include: Olney, Noble, Parkersburg, Calhoun, Claremont.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Richland County: Clover Farms (A), Richland Country Club (B), Wakefield Mill Elevator (C), Claremont - Bonpas Fire Protection District Station 2 (D), Noble - Wakefield Fire Protection District Wakefield Station (E), Fox Creek Vineyards (F), Berryville Vineyards (G), Bonpas Townhall (H), Decker Townhall (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Richland County include: Adventist Church (A), Amity Chapel (B), Antioch Church (C), Asbury Church (D), First Assembly of God Church (E), Otterbein Church (F), Pleasant Ridge Church (G), Prairie Hall Church (H), Prairieton Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Antioch Cemetery (2), Blain Cemetery (3), Liberty Lawn Cemetery (4), Mount Zion Cemetery (5), Oak Hill Cemetery (6), Olive Branch Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Montclare (A), Jordan Lake (B), Hahn Lake (C), M D Borah Lake (D), Nix Lake (E), Millers Lake (F), East Fork Lake (G), McCarthy Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coon Creek (A), Simmons Creek (B), Camp Branch (C), Calfkiller Creek (D), Buck Run (E), Brown Creek (F), East Fork Fox River (G), Big Creek (H), Bare Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Richland County include: Big Creek Woods Memorial Nature Preserve (1), Gassmann Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Clay County , Crawford County , Edwards County , Jasper County , Lawrence County , Wabash County , Wayne County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 898
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 95 (65% naturalized citizens)

Richland County:

0.6%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.3%

Richland County marital status for males
Richland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Richland County with a mortgage: 1,864 (151 second mortgage, 39 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,870

Here:

49.9% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.36%
Here64.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,394
Total congregations: 45

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents2,397 (23.1%)2,193 (21.1%)1,639 (15.8%)756 (7.3%)631 (6.1%)
Congregations2 (4.4%)9 (20.0%)10 (22.2%)3 (6.7%)1 (2.2%)
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurches of Christ Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents432 (4.2%)328 (3.2%)325 (3.1%)290 (2.8%)1,403 (13.5%)
Congregations1 (2.2%)5 (11.1%)1 (2.2%)2 (4.4%)11 (24.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Richland County - Olney, Noble, Parkersburg, Calhoun, Claremont

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Richland County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Richland County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Richland County:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.7%
Illinois:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Richland County:

10.4%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Richland County:

Average size of farms: 414 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $104,782
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $164.55
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $95,536
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $120,792
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.30%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.04
Corn for grain: 74954 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 9337 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 100609 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 19 acres

Tornado activity:

Richland County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 3.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/26/1965, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Richland County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 34% 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 21.8 miles away from the 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 13.2 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 53.6 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.7 miles away from Richland County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 9.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 20.6 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:


The number of natural disasters in Richland County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)
  • Cashiers (3%)

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




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





Richland County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,988 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 663 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 124 (2%)
  • Other means: 35 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 294 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $25,536.

5.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,064 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Illinois average:

5.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.25% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($18,403 average AGI)
1.84% relocated from other states ($9,658 average AGI)
Richland County:

1.84%
Illinois average:

2.13%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clay County, IL  0.49% ($26,100 average AGI)
from Jasper County, IL  0.42% ($24,192)
from Lawrence County, IL  0.41% ($28,480)
from Edwards County, IL  0.39% ($25,625)
from Wayne County, IL  0.18% ($34,273)
from Marion County, IL  0.16% ($26,000)


6.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,801 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Illinois average:

5.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.87% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($17,416 average AGI)
2.42% relocated to other states ($11,385 average AGI)
Richland County:

2.42%
Illinois average:

2.58%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clay County, IL  0.48% ($29,233 average AGI)
to Edwards County, IL  0.26% ($16,375)
to Lawrence County, IL  0.26% ($29,938)
to Wayne County, IL  0.24% ($28,800)
to Jasper County, IL  0.21% ($22,077)
to St. Clair County, IL  0.19% ($52,917)
to Knox County, IN  0.19% ($26,750)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Richland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Richland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Richland County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,335 (2,916 aged, 419 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.31
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20991.24
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 706.220
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 63711.46

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1329.280
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1379.920
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 25.32

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53.67
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82.29

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18.99

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,869

Size of family households: 2,195 2-persons, 975 3-persons, 750 4-persons, 363 5-persons, 107 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,971 1-person, 266 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

97.9% of residents of Richland County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $97,697,000 ($6160 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,345,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,775,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,801,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,937,000
Federal grants: $14,966,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,611,000 ($1,790,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,608,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,453,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,514,000
Federal Government insurance: $22,963,000

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

Births: 955
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 999
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -294
Here -19 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Richland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.46 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Richland County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 75
  • 4 rooms: 603
  • 5 rooms: 1,315
  • 6 rooms: 1,242
  • 7 rooms: 881
  • 8 rooms: 493
  • 9+ rooms: 444
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 95
  • 3 rooms: 233
  • 4 rooms: 456
  • 5 rooms: 422
  • 6 rooms: 203
  • 7 rooms: 66
  • 8 rooms: 67
  • 9+ rooms: 18
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Richland County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 168
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,355
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,670
  • 4 bedrooms: 704
  • 5+ bedrooms: 181
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 298
  • 2 bedrooms: 787
  • 3 bedrooms: 376
  • 4 bedrooms: 78
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14
Cars and other vehicles available in Richland County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 239
  • 1 vehicle: 1,388
  • 2 vehicles: 2,146
  • 3 vehicles: 978
  • 4 vehicles: 271
  • 5+ vehicles: 64
  • no vehicle: 245
  • 1 vehicle: 822
  • 2 vehicles: 384
  • 3 vehicles: 92
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

62% of Richland County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Illinois.

Richland County:

62.0%
State average:

58.6%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,000


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 Richland County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (66.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.5%)
  • Electricity (8.0%)
  • Wood (5.6%)
  • Utility gas (65.4%)
  • Electricity (21.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 189
Here:

10.6%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

1.7%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 49
Here:

5.7%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Richland County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Richland County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Richland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Richland County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Richland County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Richland County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16180.6 years
William14876.0 years
John13573.6 years
Charles11874.3 years
Robert11470.8 years
James11373.3 years
George6777.3 years
Ruth6180.1 years
Helen5979.1 years
Frank4977.8 years
Most common last names in Richland County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller5973.7 years
Smith5077.9 years
Jones4781.4 years
Taylor4777.4 years
Martin4174.6 years
Brown4177.8 years
Williams3976.5 years
Wilson3979.8 years
Harmon3670.5 years
Burgener3481.5 years
Businesses in Richland County, IL
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS3
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
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