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. 2013 cost of living index in Richland County: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.4%), Manufacturing (13.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Richland County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years
Males: 7,957  (48.0%)
Females: 8,276  (52.0%)
Average household size:
Richland County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,614 ($31,185 in 1999)

This county:

$43614
Illinois:

$56210

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $398 (lower quartile is $324, upper quartile is $504)
This county:

$398
State:

$772


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $72,659 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Richland:

$72,659
Illinois:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,830 - $129,111
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $912
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $310

Institutionalized population: 302
Richland County, IL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $144,900

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,483 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $859 (1.4%)

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 2013: 14.2%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.9% for Black residents, 5.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.8%
Richland County:

14.8%
Illinois:

14.7%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.9% for Black residents, 5.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 133.3% for American Indian residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 8 years old, Asian residents: 66 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 10 years old, Other race residents: 10 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 8
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1985 to 1989: 5
  • 1980 to 1984: 6
  • 1975 to 1979: 18
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1965 to 1969: 18

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Richland County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,89930
Catholic2,6922
Mainline Protestant2,09115
Other3752
None7,176-
Richland 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: 3
Richland County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Richland County:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Richland County:

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

27.7%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Illinois state average. It is 1991801.2 times below 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% 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 Richland 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 the 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 Richland County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 133.2 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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Germany (29%)
  • Colombia (18%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Thailand (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Ireland (5%)
  • Japan (5%)

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

  • German (34%)
  • United States or American (27%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

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:

  • 103 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other group homes

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

  • 273 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,569.

4.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,051 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.27% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($21,792 average AGI)
1.36% relocated from other states ($9,259 average AGI)
Richland County:

1.36%
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 Clay County, IL  0.44% ($24,893 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, IL  0.35% ($38,273)
from Edwards County, IL  0.24% ($33,867)
from Jasper County, IL  0.24% ($34,867)
from Wayne County, IL  0.21% ($28,308)
from Coles County, IL  0.17% ($16,727)
from Crawford County, IL  0.17% ($21,273)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,552 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Illinois average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.94% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($17,997 average AGI)
2.18% relocated to other states ($20,558 average AGI)
Richland County:

2.18%
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 Jasper County, IL  0.38% ($26,167 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, IL  0.38% ($30,625)
to Clay County, IL  0.25% ($19,625)
to Edwards County, IL  0.22% ($33,643)
to Knox County, IN  0.19% ($28,250)
to Effingham County, IL  0.16% ($27,800)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 11.8

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.

2,805 married couples with children.
922 single-parent households (239 men, 683 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 86
  • 2000 to 2004: 608
  • 1990 to 1999: 869
  • 1980 to 1989: 691
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,393
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,014
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,144
  • 1940 to 1949: 618
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,121
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Richland County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $205,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,030,000
    Corrections - Other: $824,000
    General - Other: $664,000
    Central Staff Services: $646,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $507,000
    Health Services - Other: $213,000
    Police Protection: $160,000
    Financial Administration: $108,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $347,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,661,000

Richland County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $354,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $644,000
    Interest Earnings: $179,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,131,000
    All Other: $593,000
    Highways: $196,000
    Health & Hospitals: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,148,000
    Total General Sales: $496,000
    NEC: $10,000

Richland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,956,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Richland County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Richland County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Decora Cabinetry2Super 81
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
Fashion Bug1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1

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