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Sangamon County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2019: 194,672 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 188,951 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 40,611
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 17,740
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 55,098
Renter-occupied apartments: 24,635 (it was 23,624 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

33%

Land area: 868 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 224 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Sangamon County: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.4%), Public administration (12.7%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Sangamon County, IL (2019)
    • 155,34880.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 24,61312.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,0272.6%Two or more races
    • 4,5942.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,0632.1%Asian alone
    • 3490.2%Some other race alone
    • 1350.07%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 870.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years
Males: 93,163  (47.9%)
Females: 101,509  (52.1%)
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Average household size:
Sangamon County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,280 ($42,957 in 1999)
This county:

$61,280
Illinois:

$69,187

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $647 (lower quartile is $498, upper quartile is $784)
This county:

$647
State:

$889


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $145,600 (it was $87,600 in 2000)
Sangamon:

$145,600
Illinois:

$209,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,100 - $223,200

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $174,108
Here:

$174,108
State:

$266,086

Townhouses or other attached units: $225,103
Here:

$225,103
State:

$247,630

In 2-unit structures: $138,675
Here:

$138,675
State:

$268,780

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $155,309
Here:

$155,309
State:

$306,067

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $143,941
Here:

$143,941
State:

$303,902

Mobile homes: $61,110
Here:

$61,110
State:

$59,325

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,216
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $565

Institutionalized population: 1,831
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 721 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 1998: 760 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 1999: 768 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2000: 680 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2001: 727 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2002: 610 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2003: 630 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2004: 647 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2005: 664 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2006: 596 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2007: 412 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2008: 259 buildings, average cost: $203,700
  • 2009: 289 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2010: 277 buildings, average cost: $206,100
  • 2011: 247 buildings, average cost: $215,400
  • 2012: 236 buildings, average cost: $228,600
  • 2013: 264 buildings, average cost: $219,100
  • 2014: 276 buildings, average cost: $200,900
  • 2015: 263 buildings, average cost: $213,400
  • 2016: 254 buildings, average cost: $259,900
  • 2017: 189 buildings, average cost: $267,400
  • 2018: 175 buildings, average cost: $281,900
  • 2019: 145 buildings, average cost: $265,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Sangamon, IL residents
Average permit cost in Sangamon, IL
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,008 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,836 (2.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Sangamon, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sangamon, IL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sangamon, IL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.7%
Sangamon County:

12.7%
Illinois:

11.5%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.2% for Black residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.6% for American Indian residents, 21.0% for other race residents, 20.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.8 years old
(Males: 39.8 years old, Females: 41.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.7 years old, Black residents: 27.3 years old, American Indian residents: 66.6 years old, Asian residents: 32.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.2 years old, Other race residents: 28.4 years old)

Area name: Springfield, IL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sangamon County is $448 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $579 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $756 a month.

Cities in this county include: Springfield, Chatham, Auburn, Riverton, Rochester, Sherman, Pawnee, Southern View, Leland Grove, Grandview.

Sangamon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Sangamon County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Berkeley County, West Virginia , Arapahoe County, Colorado , Champaign County, Ohio , Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania , Macon County, Missouri , Scott County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
Illinois:

6.5%

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

Current college students: 9,460
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,067 (60.2% naturalized citizens)

Sangamon County:

3.1%
Whole state:

13.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,5492010 or later
  • 1,3842000 to 2009
  • 9801990 to 1999
  • 7141980 to 1989
  • 6361970 to 1979
  • 1,034Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.7%

Sangamon County marital status for males Sangamon County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 66,672
  • One, attached: 3,332
  • Two: 4,072
  • 3 or 4: 2,837
  • 5 to 9: 5,031
  • 10 to 19: 2,688
  • 20 to 49: 1,093
  • 50 or more: 2,914
  • Mobile homes: 3,631

Housing units in Sangamon County with a mortgage: 34,397 (464 second mortgage, 2,941 home equity loan, 229 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 21,036

Here:

61.8% with mortgage
State:

62.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sangamon County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,075115
Catholic31,73416
Mainline Protestant22,81161
Other6,66319
Black Protestant4,51313
Orthodox2801
None89,389-
Sangamon 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: 28
Sangamon County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Sangamon County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 156
This county:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sangamon County:

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Sangamon County:

27.9%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Sangamon County:

Average size of farms: 483 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $150,422
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $313.44
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.95%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $109,471
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 89.47%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.19%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $132,730
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.98%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.34
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.30%
Corn for grain: 234951 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 721 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 177858 harvested acres
Vegetables: 67 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 41 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sangamon County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 215% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 131.0 miles away from Sangamon County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 131.0 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 114.6 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) earthquake occurred 158.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.4 miles away from Sangamon County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 116.2 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:

  • Illinois Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4489, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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 Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 01, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1681: February 09, 2007, FEMA Id: 1681, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Illinois Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: March 11, 2006 to March 13, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1633: March 28, 2006, FEMA Id: 1633, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 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 Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1416: May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: 1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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 Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 1996 to May 17, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1112: May 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1112, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Flooding, Incident Period: April 09, 1994 to May 04, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1025: April 26, 1994, FEMA Id: 1025, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 10, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-438: June 10, 1974, FEMA Id: 438, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Sangamon County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sangamon

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 87,147 (82.3%)
  • Carpooled: 9,184 (8.7%)
  • Bus: 1,614 (1.5%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 37 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,230 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 394 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 894 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 5,417 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (18%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Pakistan (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sangamon County


  • German (15%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • European (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Polish (1%)

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

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

  • 1,201 people in nursing homes
  • 572 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 396 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 270 people in religious group quarters
  • 269 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 125 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 101 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 98 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 83 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 77 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 71 people in state prisons
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 9 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 3 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

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

  • 1,173 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,081 people in college/university student housing
  • 448 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 295 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 252 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 199 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 153 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 146 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 105 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 39 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 30 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 15 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $73,169.

3.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Illinois average:

4.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.63% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($29,221 average AGI)
1.37% relocated from other states ($18,273 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

1.37%
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  0.40% ($36,881 average AGI)
from Menard County, IL  0.20% ($48,524)
from Morgan County, IL  0.19% ($42,549)
from Christian County, IL  0.17% ($44,315)
from Macoupin County, IL  0.17% ($37,698)
from Macon County, IL  0.14% ($49,605)
from McLean County, IL  0.09% ($61,051)


4.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Illinois average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.49% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($22,545 average AGI)
2.33% relocated to other states ($33,413 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

2.33%
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  0.30% ($45,023 average AGI)
to Menard County, IL  0.22% ($51,042)
to Macoupin County, IL  0.18% ($39,418)
to Christian County, IL  0.16% ($39,986)
to Morgan County, IL  0.15% ($40,023)
to Macon County, IL  0.14% ($38,068)
to Champaign County, IL  0.12% ($40,762)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Sangamon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Sangamon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Sangamon County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sangamon County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Sangamon County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sangamon County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sangamon County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sangamon County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Sangamon County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 30,889 (25,806 aged, 5,083 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,929 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Sangamon County, Illinois in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,888)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,597)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,990)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,459)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,400)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,325)
  • Congestive heart failure (999)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (892)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (892)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (677)

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: 1.04
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,087
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 511
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,450

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,338
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 970
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 54
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 101

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 58.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.8
  • Other - 23.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 105.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 49.2
  • Suffocation - 24.6
  • Poisoning - 23.9
  • Other - 8.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 194,672
  • Male householders: 40,057 (13,134 living alone), Female householders: 43,206 (16,050 living alone)
  • 34,071 spouses (33,675 opposite-sex spouses), 4,250 unmarried partners, (3,894 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 52,452 children (48,961 natural, 1,308 adopted, 2,183 stepchildren), 2,043 grandchildren, 1,980 brothers or sisters, 1,160 parents, 922 foster children, 2,676 other relatives, 7,651 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 4,204

Size of family households: 24,822 2-persons, 9,654 3-persons, 9,349 4-persons, 2,803 5-persons, 893 6-persons, 847 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 29,184 1-person, 4,743 2-persons, 868 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 56 5-persons.

22,860 married couples with children.
15,893 single-parent households (3,403 men, 12,490 women).

95.0% of residents of Sangamon speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,125,207,000 ($16,274 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $109,772,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $671,929,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $231,870,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $24,517,000
Federal grants: $2,021,956,000
Federal procurement contracts: $33,048,000 ($7,801,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $141,888,000 ($44,601,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $496,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $96,158,000
Federal Government insurance: $101,605,000

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

Births: 13,420
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,551
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +581
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,676
Here -9 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Sangamon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 36.00 millions of gallons per day (4% from ground, 96% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in Sangamon County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Sangamon County, Illinois
  • 1,9462014 or later
  • 2,0892010 to 2013
  • 7,7162000 to 2009
  • 11,0191990 to 1999
  • 7,5781980 to 1989
  • 16,7511970 to 1979
  • 11,0001960 to 1969
  • 10,3371950 to 1959
  • 6,5151940 to 1949
  • 17,3191939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sangamon County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sangamon County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sangamon County, Illinois
  • 1381 room
  • 402 rooms
  • 3193 rooms
  • 5,4334 rooms
  • 10,1525 rooms
  • 11,6376 rooms
  • 9,7417 rooms
  • 6,6698 rooms
  • 11,3049+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sangamon County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sangamon County, Illinois
  • 1,0191 room
  • 7332 rooms
  • 4,6483 rooms
  • 8,5354 rooms
  • 6,5405 rooms
  • 3,6526 rooms
  • 9817 rooms
  • 8598 rooms
  • 8639+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sangamon County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sangamon County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sangamon County, Illinois
  • 138no bedroom
  • 8081 bedroom
  • 12,1272 bedrooms
  • 27,0373 bedrooms
  • 12,4444 bedrooms
  • 2,8795+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sangamon County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sangamon County, Illinois
  • 1,290no bedroom
  • 5,5531 bedroom
  • 13,4792 bedrooms
  • 6,3683 bedrooms
  • 1,1404 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sangamon County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sangamon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sangamon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 839no vehicle
  • 17,4531 vehicle
  • 24,4212 vehicles
  • 9,9483 vehicles
  • 2,1504 vehicles
  • 6225+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sangamon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sangamon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,973no vehicle
  • 15,8161 vehicle
  • 5,9142 vehicles
  • 9613 vehicles
  • 64 vehicles
  • 1605+ vehicles

84.7% of Sangamon County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Illinois.

Sangamon County:

84.7%
State average:

87.3%

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

  • This state: 154,408
  • Other state: 33,473
  • Northeast: 3,300
  • Midwest: 16,226
  • South: 9,367
  • West: 4,580
Year householders moved into unit in Sangamon County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sangamon County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 77.7%Utility gas
  • 15.7%Electricity
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 62.8%Utility gas
  • 33.5%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,293
Here:

11.7%
Illinois:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 407
Here:

4.1%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 526
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

27.4%

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

Sangamon County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,901,000
    Central Staff Services: $78,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $25,642,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,207,000
    Health - Other: $14,998,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,840,000
    General - Other: $6,066,000
    Regular Highways: $6,045,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,462,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,079,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,842,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,554,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,045,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,045,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,537,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $12,862,000
    General Revenue - Other: $7,587,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,387,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $407,000
    Regular Highways: $364,000
    Police Protection: $316,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,573,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,721,000
    Highways: $4,664,000
    Other: $1,736,000
    Public Welfare: $1,017,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,181,000
    Other License: $882,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,463,000

Sangamon County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,901,000
    Central Staff Services: $78,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $25,642,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,207,000
    Health - Other: $14,998,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,840,000
    General - Other: $6,066,000
    Regular Highways: $6,045,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,462,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,079,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,842,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,554,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,045,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,045,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,537,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $12,862,000
    General Revenue - Other: $7,587,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,387,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $407,000
    Regular Highways: $364,000
    Police Protection: $316,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,573,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,721,000
    Highways: $4,664,000
    Other: $1,736,000
    Public Welfare: $1,017,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,181,000
    Other License: $882,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,463,000

Sangamon County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,901,000
    Central Staff Services: $78,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $25,642,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,207,000
    Health - Other: $14,998,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,840,000
    General - Other: $6,066,000
    Regular Highways: $6,045,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,462,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,079,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,842,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,554,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,045,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,045,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,537,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $12,862,000
    General Revenue - Other: $7,587,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,387,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $407,000
    Regular Highways: $364,000
    Police Protection: $316,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,573,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,721,000
    Highways: $4,664,000
    Other: $1,736,000
    Public Welfare: $1,017,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,181,000
    Other License: $882,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,463,000

Sangamon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,901,000
    Central Staff Services: $78,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $25,642,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,207,000
    Health - Other: $14,998,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,840,000
    General - Other: $6,066,000
    Regular Highways: $6,045,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,462,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,079,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,842,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,554,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,045,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,045,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,537,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $12,862,000
    General Revenue - Other: $7,587,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,387,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $407,000
    Regular Highways: $364,000
    Police Protection: $316,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,573,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,721,000
    Highways: $4,664,000
    Other: $1,736,000
    Public Welfare: $1,017,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,181,000
    Other License: $882,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $40,463,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,363
  • Number of aged recipients: 167
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,196
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,266
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,670
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 427
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,327
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,059
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 52 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 ORIGINATED973$110,8022,040$115,2529,591$127,805632$50,81026$216,115619$78,83551$54,353
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED32$102,156101$123,386937$127,27246$35,5873$129,66748$91,93811$60,455
APPLICATIONS DENIED114$99,061167$81,4671,082$109,081195$29,4210$076$58,09230$38,767
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN70$104,25779$118,899750$121,11157$54,3160$028$74,9647$90,286
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS20$122,8006$97,833124$125,2902$96,0000$04$115,5002$26,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 48 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED434$132,081575$129,7183$159,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED69$128,333122$141,2385$57,2000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED26$144,23156$124,3573$110,6671$161,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN20$136,00037$128,5411$94,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$69,0005$113,8001$30,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sangamon, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sangamon, IL - Value
Most common first names in Sangamon County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,93879.2 years
John1,78974.4 years
William1,47174.6 years
James1,15171.3 years
Robert1,14070.4 years
Charles97273.3 years
Helen90680.5 years
George82675.5 years
Margaret67580.9 years
Dorothy65678.1 years
Most common last names in Sangamon County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith60975.6 years
Miller35875.9 years
Brown33475.8 years
Johnson33173.0 years
Jones31574.6 years
Davis30975.6 years
Williams28271.9 years
Wilson21374.4 years
Moore19973.6 years
White18774.3 years
Businesses in Sangamon County, IL
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling2Lane Bryant1
AT&T8Lane Furniture3
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters1
Abercrombie Kids1Little Caesars Pizza3
Ace Hardware3Long John Silver's2
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's2
Aeropostale1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters2Marriott2
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets21
Arby's6Maurices1
Ascend Collection1Mazda1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's14
Audi1Meijer1
AutoZone4Men's Wearhouse2
BMW1Menards2
Bakers1Microtel1
Bakers Square1Motel 61
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity3
Baskin-Robbins2New Balance4
Bath & Body Works2Nike12
Baymont Inn1Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot1
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Budget Car Rental1Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Olive Garden1
Burger King5Outback1
CVS7Outback Steakhouse1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pac Sun1
Casual Male XL1Panda Express1
Catherines1Panera Bread2
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza3
Chevrolet1Payless2
Chico's1Penske2
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Circle K6Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut4
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn1Popeyes2
Comfort Suites1Quiznos2
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack4
Curves4Ramada2
DHL1Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen4Red Roof Inn1
Days Inn1Rue211
Deb1Ryan's Grill1
Decora Cabinetry2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dennys2SAS Shoes1
Discount Tire1SONIC Drive-In3
Domino's Pizza1Sam's Club1
DressBarn1Sears3
Dressbarn1Shoe Carnival1
Express1Sleep Inn1
Fashion Bug1Slumberland1
FedEx41Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel4
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Staples1
Ford2Starbucks6
GNC2Steak 'n Shake4
GameStop4Subaru1
Gap1Subway26
Goodwill2Super 82
Gymboree1T-Mobile8
H&R Block9T.G.I. Driday's1
Hardee's5T.J.Maxx1
Hilton3Taco Bell4
Hobby Lobby1Talbots1
Holiday Inn4Target1
Hollister Co.1The Limited1
Honda1Toyota1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us2
Howard Johnson1Travelodge1
Hyundai1True Value4
IHOP1U-Haul9
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular6
Jimmy John's3UPS33
JoS. A. Bank1Vans2
Jones New York4Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC3Walgreens14
Kmart2Walmart3
Kohl's1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1Wet Seal1

Sangamon County on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"