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Whiteside County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2019: 55,582 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 60,653 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,992
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,700
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,635
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,048 (it was 6,049 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 685 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 81 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Whiteside County: 75.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Whiteside County, IL (2019)
    • 46,53376.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,81411.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8491.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6771.1%Two or more races
    • 2960.5%Asian alone
    • 690.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 550.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

44.0 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years
Males: 27,462  (49.4%)
Females: 28,120  (50.6%)
Average household size:
Whiteside County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,949 ($40,354 in 1999)
This county:

$56,949
Illinois:

$69,187

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $536 (lower quartile is $422, upper quartile is $634)
This county:

$536
State:

$889


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $114,709 (it was $75,700 in 2000)
Whiteside:

$114,709
Illinois:

$209,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,764 - $173,671

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $142,528
Here:

$142,528
State:

$266,086

Townhouses or other attached units: $190,910
Here:

$190,910
State:

$247,630

In 2-unit structures: $201,756
Here:

$201,756
State:

$268,780

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $179,155
Here:

$179,155
State:

$306,067

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $139,709
Here:

$139,709
State:

$303,902

Mobile homes: $74,565
Here:

$74,565
State:

$59,325

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,064
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $478

Institutionalized population: 804
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 134 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 1998: 161 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 1999: 119 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2000: 126 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2001: 117 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2002: 112 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2003: 90 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2004: 117 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2005: 136 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2006: 90 buildings, average cost: $136,100
  • 2007: 85 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2008: 53 buildings, average cost: $178,700
  • 2009: 47 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2010: 50 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2011: 45 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2012: 42 buildings, average cost: $449,100
  • 2013: 82 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $212,700
  • 2015: 27 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $194,600
  • 2017: 27 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2018: 28 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2019: 15 buildings, average cost: $210,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Whiteside, IL residents
Average permit cost in Whiteside, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,619 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,302 (2.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Whiteside, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Whiteside, IL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Whiteside, IL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.8%
Whiteside County:

9.8%
Illinois:

11.5%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.8% for Black residents, 11.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.4% for American Indian residents, 0.7% for other race residents, 21.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.0 years old
(Males: 42.7 years old, Females: 45.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.6 years old, Black residents: 33.1 years old, American Indian residents: 43.8 years old, Asian residents: 35.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.1 years old, Other race residents: 41.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Whiteside County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $546 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sterling, Rock Falls, Morrison, Fulton, Prophetstown, Erie, Albany, Tampico, Como, Lyndon.

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

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Neighboring counties: Arthur County, Nebraska , Cuming County, Nebraska , Custer County, Nebraska , Putnam County, New York , Hooker County, Nebraska , Pierce County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Illinois:

6.5%

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

Current college students: 2,286
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,749 (43.8% naturalized citizens)

Whiteside County:

3.1%
Whole state:

13.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4002010 or later
  • 4262000 to 2009
  • 3751990 to 1999
  • 4121980 to 1989
  • 2131970 to 1979
  • 402Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.8%

Whiteside County marital status for males Whiteside County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,429
  • One, attached: 571
  • Two: 911
  • 3 or 4: 1,100
  • 5 to 9: 881
  • 10 to 19: 279
  • 20 to 49: 291
  • 50 or more: 523
  • Mobile homes: 831
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 28

Housing units in Whiteside County with a mortgage: 9,699 (118 second mortgage, 683 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,673

Here:

56.3% with mortgage
State:

62.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Whiteside County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,16243
Evangelical Protestant10,75754
Catholic10,2359
Other5053
None23,839-
Whiteside 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: 8
Whiteside County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Whiteside County:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 51
This county:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Whiteside County:

8.7%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Whiteside County:

25.7%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Whiteside County:

Average size of farms: 379 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $143,962
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $296.00
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.42%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.30%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $118,500
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.60%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.82%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $106,898
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.51%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.05%
Corn for grain: 186491 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1542 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 123369 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,684 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Whiteside County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 95% 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 252.8 miles away from Whiteside 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 229.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 252.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 54.7 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 284.7 miles away from Whiteside County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW) earthquake occurred 252.2 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 Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: February 24, 2019 - July 3, 2019, FEMA Id: 4461, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 05, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4116: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4116, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1960: March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2008 to July 22, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1771: June 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1771, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 Flooding, Incident Period: April 18, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1368: May 09, 2001, FEMA Id: 1368, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Illinois Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 22, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-997: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 997, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 16, 1979, Emergency Declared EM-3068: January 16, 1979, FEMA Id: 3068, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • 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
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Whiteside County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Whiteside

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,591 (84.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,774 (7.6%)
  • Bus: 113 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 163 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 46 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 691 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 803 (3.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (50%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Germany (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Whiteside County


  • German (20%)
  • American (20%)
  • Dutch (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 690 people in nursing homes
  • 174 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 102 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 100 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 66 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 63 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled

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

  • 683 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 117 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 88 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 69 people in college/university student housing
  • 33 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,188.

3.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.92%
Illinois average:

4.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.30% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($25,514 average AGI)
1.62% relocated from other states ($16,513 average AGI)
Whiteside County:

1.62%
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 Lee County, IL  0.60% ($41,394 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IA  0.48% ($43,035)
from Carroll County, IL  0.26% ($40,656)
from Ogle County, IL  0.21% ($29,000)
from Rock Island County, IL  0.18% ($38,279)
from Cook County, IL  0.14% ($96,939)
from Henry County, IL  0.12% ($51,276)


4.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,895 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Illinois average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.50% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($23,383 average AGI)
2.05% relocated to other states ($24,513 average AGI)
Whiteside County:

2.05%
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 Lee County, IL  0.70% ($37,353 average AGI)
to Clinton County, IA  0.42% ($33,530)
to Rock Island County, IL  0.31% ($38,000)
to Carroll County, IL  0.20% ($40,021)
to Ogle County, IL  0.19% ($34,600)
to Scott County, IA  0.15% ($50,730)
to Cook County, IL  0.15% ($68,833)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Whiteside County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Whiteside County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Whiteside County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Whiteside County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Whiteside County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Whiteside County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Whiteside County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Whiteside County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Whiteside County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,698 (9,877 aged, 1,821 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 976 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,229)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (875)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (863)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (697)
  • Unspecified dementia (485)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (445)
  • Congestive heart failure (387)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (387)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (370)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (236)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.33
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,492
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 313
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,408

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,288
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,076
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 48

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

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 119.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 55,582
  • Male householders: 12,454 (3,298 living alone), Female householders: 10,725 (3,865 living alone)
  • 11,327 spouses (11,233 opposite-sex spouses), 1,890 unmarried partners, (1,881 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 14,981 children (13,793 natural, 445 adopted, 754 stepchildren), 1,126 grandchildren, 354 brothers or sisters, 299 parents, 70 foster children, 555 other relatives, 831 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,067

Size of family households: 7,689 2-persons, 2,780 3-persons, 2,515 4-persons, 1,123 5-persons, 487 6-persons, 154 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,162 1-person, 1,111 2-persons, 154 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

7,652 married couples with children.
3,316 single-parent households (702 men, 2,614 women).

92.4% of residents of Whiteside speak English at home.
5.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 54% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $328,930,000 ($5,479 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,498,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $190,769,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $73,367,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,398,000
Federal grants: $35,174,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,450,000 ($306,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,772,000 ($2,283,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,120,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,893,000
Federal Government insurance: $79,863,000

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

Births: 3,866
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,309
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +239
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,506
Here -25 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Whiteside County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.95 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built in Whiteside County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Whiteside County, Illinois
  • 3892014 or later
  • 3332010 to 2013
  • 1,6632000 to 2009
  • 2,1081990 to 1999
  • 1,5091980 to 1989
  • 4,2561970 to 1979
  • 3,6311960 to 1969
  • 3,7111950 to 1959
  • 2,1291940 to 1949
  • 6,1161939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Whiteside County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Whiteside County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Whiteside County, Illinois
  • 851 room
  • 212 rooms
  • 2913 rooms
  • 1,4794 rooms
  • 3,4115 rooms
  • 4,0246 rooms
  • 3,0557 rooms
  • 2,0518 rooms
  • 2,8909+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whiteside County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whiteside County, Illinois
  • 2451 room
  • 4202 rooms
  • 1,0583 rooms
  • 1,5034 rooms
  • 8465 rooms
  • 8586 rooms
  • 4657 rooms
  • 2468 rooms
  • 1929+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Whiteside County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Whiteside County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Whiteside County, Illinois
  • 95no bedroom
  • 4281 bedroom
  • 3,9472 bedrooms
  • 9,1183 bedrooms
  • 3,1044 bedrooms
  • 6385+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whiteside County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whiteside County, Illinois
  • 266no bedroom
  • 1,6901 bedroom
  • 2,0922 bedrooms
  • 1,2003 bedrooms
  • 5314 bedrooms
  • 765+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Whiteside County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Whiteside County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Whiteside County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 468no vehicle
  • 4,9061 vehicle
  • 7,1972 vehicles
  • 3,1003 vehicles
  • 1,1414 vehicles
  • 5325+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Whiteside County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Whiteside County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 800no vehicle
  • 3,2241 vehicle
  • 1,2682 vehicles
  • 3773 vehicles
  • 1334 vehicles
  • 195+ vehicles

87.5% of Whiteside County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Illinois.

Whiteside County:

87.5%
State average:

87.3%

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

  • This state: 40,577
  • Other state: 12,723
  • Northeast: 572
  • Midwest: 8,509
  • South: 2,443
  • West: 1,169
Year householders moved into unit in Whiteside County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Whiteside County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 76.8%Utility gas
  • 13.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.4%Electricity
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 58.1%Utility gas
  • 35.6%Electricity
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 387
Here:

7.4%
Illinois:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 174
Here:

5.9%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 343
Here:

25.3%
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

Whiteside County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $9,101,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000,000
    Regular Highways: $448,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $9,941,000
    Police Protection: $3,860,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,487,000
    Regular Highways: $3,114,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,623,000
    General - Other: $2,243,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,960,000
    Financial Administration: $1,682,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,640,000
    General Public Buildings: $773,000
    Air Transportation: $292,000
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,638,000
    Public Welfare: $676,000
    General Local Government Support: $59,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $586,000
    Interest Earnings: $183,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,144,000
    Police Protection: $476,000
    Hospitals: $425,000
    Regular Highways: $374,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $341,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,875,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,319,000
    Highways: $966,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,593,000
    Other License: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,779,000

Whiteside County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $9,101,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000,000
    Regular Highways: $448,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $9,941,000
    Police Protection: $3,860,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,487,000
    Regular Highways: $3,114,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,623,000
    General - Other: $2,243,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,960,000
    Financial Administration: $1,682,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,640,000
    General Public Buildings: $773,000
    Air Transportation: $292,000
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,638,000
    Public Welfare: $676,000
    General Local Government Support: $59,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $586,000
    Interest Earnings: $183,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,144,000
    Police Protection: $476,000
    Hospitals: $425,000
    Regular Highways: $374,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $341,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,875,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,319,000
    Highways: $966,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,593,000
    Other License: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,779,000

Whiteside County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $9,101,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000,000
    Regular Highways: $448,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $9,941,000
    Police Protection: $3,860,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,487,000
    Regular Highways: $3,114,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,623,000
    General - Other: $2,243,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,960,000
    Financial Administration: $1,682,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,640,000
    General Public Buildings: $773,000
    Air Transportation: $292,000
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,638,000
    Public Welfare: $676,000
    General Local Government Support: $59,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $586,000
    Interest Earnings: $183,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,144,000
    Police Protection: $476,000
    Hospitals: $425,000
    Regular Highways: $374,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $341,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,875,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,319,000
    Highways: $966,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,593,000
    Other License: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,779,000

Whiteside County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $9,101,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000,000
    Regular Highways: $448,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $9,941,000
    Police Protection: $3,860,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,487,000
    Regular Highways: $3,114,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,623,000
    General - Other: $2,243,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,960,000
    Financial Administration: $1,682,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,640,000
    General Public Buildings: $773,000
    Air Transportation: $292,000
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,638,000
    Public Welfare: $676,000
    General Local Government Support: $59,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $586,000
    Interest Earnings: $183,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,144,000
    Police Protection: $476,000
    Hospitals: $425,000
    Regular Highways: $374,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $341,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,875,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,319,000
    Highways: $966,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,593,000
    Other License: $61,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,779,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 937
  • Number of aged recipients: 44
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 893
  • Number of recipients under 18: 200
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 649
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 88
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 292
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 383
Most common first names in Whiteside County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John53375.8 years
Robert38270.2 years
William37774.9 years
Mary34880.1 years
Helen27779.9 years
George26177.4 years
James25270.8 years
Dorothy22978.7 years
Charles22876.0 years
Donald20770.4 years
Most common last names in Whiteside County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson19077.1 years
Smith18178.0 years
Miller12877.3 years
Anderson9577.6 years
Williams7873.5 years
Nelson7778.8 years
Jones7274.6 years
Brown6278.3 years
Thompson6075.6 years
Wiersema5876.7 years
Businesses in Whiteside County, IL
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Subway3
Chevrolet1Super 81
Comfort Inn1True Value1
Curves1U-Haul4
Dairy Queen2U.S. Cellular1
FedEx1UPS4
H&R Block2Walgreens1
Hardee's2Walmart1
Lane Furniture1

Whiteside County on our top lists:

  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"