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Whiteside County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2016: 56,931 (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: 83 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Whiteside County: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Whiteside County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years
Males: 28,035  (49.2%)
Females: 28,896  (50.8%)

Whiteside County,IL real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Whiteside County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,615 ($40,354 in 1999)

This county:

$50,615
Illinois:

$60,960

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $526 (lower quartile is $419, upper quartile is $645)
This county:

$526
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $106,160 (it was $75,700 in 2000)
Whiteside:

$106,160
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,369 - $165,981

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $133,889
Here:

$133,889
State:

$249,958

Townhouses or other attached units: $178,835
Here:

$178,835
State:

$231,967

In 2-unit structures: $203,100
Here:

$203,100
State:

$270,571

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $146,039
Here:

$146,039
State:

$249,493

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,862
Here:

$122,862
State:

$269,512

Mobile homes: $64,817
Here:

$64,817
State:

$51,570
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $999
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $440

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

  • 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
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,447 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,183 (2.2%)

Whiteside County household income distribution in 2013 Whiteside County home values distribution in 2013 Whiteside County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.6%
Whiteside County:

10.6%
Illinois:

13.0%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Black residents, 11.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.4% for American Indian residents, 16.7% for other race residents, 13.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.4 years old
(Males: 42.8 years old, Females: 44.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.9 years old, Black residents: 27.0 years old, American Indian residents: 45.7 years old, Asian residents: 42.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.8 years old, Other race residents: 31.3 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 September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 2,286
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,649 (60.0% naturalized citizens)

Whiteside County:

2.9%
Whole state:

13.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Whiteside County population
  • 772010 or later
  • 5412000 to 2009
  • 3181990 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: 20,398
  • One, attached: 594
  • Two: 734
  • 3 or 4: 1,141
  • 5 to 9: 851
  • 10 to 19: 267
  • 20 to 49: 224
  • 50 or more: 685
  • Mobile homes: 942
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Housing units in Whiteside County with a mortgage: 9,900 (201 second mortgage, 703 home equity loan, 22 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,783

Here:

56.3% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Whiteside County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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 slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% 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 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 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 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, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 284.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 252.2 miles away from Whiteside County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 239.5 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 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
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 26, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-373: April 26, 1973, FEMA Id: 373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois FLOODING, Incident Period: June 06, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-262: June 06, 1969, FEMA Id: 262, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Whiteside County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (53%)
  • India (6%)
  • Cuba (6%)
  • Spain (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Germany (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Whiteside County


  • German (21%)
  • American (17%)
  • Dutch (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Whiteside County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,099 (84.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,646 (7.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 120 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 425 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 103 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 383 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 718 (3.2%)
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 mentally retarded

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 $50,741.

4.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,658 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.34% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($18,923 average AGI)
1.76% relocated from other states ($14,735 average AGI)
Whiteside County:

1.76%
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  0.77% ($32,562 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IA  0.46% ($34,673)
from Carroll County, IL  0.22% ($31,019)
from Ogle County, IL  0.20% ($33,286)
from Rock Island County, IL  0.19% ($34,217)
from Cook County, IL  0.16% ($27,737)
from Scott County, IA  0.10% ($33,560)


4.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Illinois average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.52% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($17,383 average AGI)
2.18% relocated to other states ($15,146 average AGI)
Whiteside County:

2.18%
Illinois average:

2.36%

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  0.67% ($27,380 average AGI)
to Clinton County, IA  0.42% ($28,853)
to Rock Island County, IL  0.28% ($32,507)
to Cook County, IL  0.22% ($35,278)
to Scott County, IA  0.19% ($33,915)
to Ogle County, IL  0.17% ($29,500)
to Carroll County, IL  0.13% ($28,719)

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 2014: 11.0

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 2013: 12.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.2%
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 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (981)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (675)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (671)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (497)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (339)
  • Unspecified dementia (337)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (335)
  • Congestive heart failure (292)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (263)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (210)

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: 56,931
  • In family households: 46,091 (8,723 male householders, 6,434 female householders)
    11,665 spouses, 15,602 children (14,495 natural, 308 adopted, 798 stepchildren), 949 grandchildren, 321 brothers or sisters, 256 parents, 675 other relatives, 1,388 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,796 (3,792 male householders (3,139 living alone)), 4,596 female householders (4,069 living alone)), 1,406 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,049

Size of family households: 8,124 2-persons, 2,840 3-persons, 2,473 4-persons, 1,119 5-persons, 564 6-persons, 156 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,209 1-person, 1,018 2-persons, 135 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 10 5-persons.

7,657 married couples with children.
3,818 single-parent households (1,140 men, 2,678 women).

92.9% of residents of Whiteside speak English at home.
5.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very 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 Note: State values scaled to Whiteside County population
  • 692014 or later
  • 3172010 to 2013
  • 1,8432000 to 2009
  • 2,0361990 to 1999
  • 1,3711980 to 1989
  • 4,2011970 to 1979
  • 4,2451960 to 1969
  • 3,7351950 to 1959
  • 2,1141940 to 1949
  • 5,7801939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Whiteside County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Whiteside County, Illinois Note: State values scaled to Whiteside County population
  • 791 room
  • 482 rooms
  • 2713 rooms
  • 1,6004 rooms
  • 3,5955 rooms
  • 3,8696 rooms
  • 3,2047 rooms
  • 2,2088 rooms
  • 2,7049+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whiteside County, Illinois Note: State values scaled to Whiteside County population
  • 3561 room
  • 3872 rooms
  • 8793 rooms
  • 1,5844 rooms
  • 9145 rooms
  • 8856 rooms
  • 4747 rooms
  • 2268 rooms
  • 2339+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Whiteside County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Whiteside County, Illinois Note: State values scaled to Whiteside County population
  • 80no bedroom
  • 3591 bedroom
  • 4,2662 bedrooms
  • 8,9353 bedrooms
  • 3,2174 bedrooms
  • 6995+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whiteside County, Illinois Note: State values scaled to Whiteside County population
  • 381no bedroom
  • 1,5521 bedroom
  • 2,1112 bedrooms
  • 1,2993 bedrooms
  • 4444 bedrooms
  • 1515+ 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 Note: State values scaled to Whiteside County population
  • 534no vehicle
  • 4,6251 vehicle
  • 7,5522 vehicles
  • 3,4753 vehicles
  • 1,0344 vehicles
  • 4075+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Whiteside County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Whiteside County population
  • 1,213no vehicle
  • 2,8381 vehicle
  • 1,3932 vehicles
  • 4263 vehicles
  • 824 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.2% of Whiteside County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Illinois.

Whiteside County:

89.2%
State average:

86.9%

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

  • This state: 41,174
  • Other state: 13,667
  • Northeast: 430
  • Midwest: 9,315
  • South: 2,580
  • West: 1,311
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Whiteside County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 74.8%Utility gas
  • 13.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.7%Electricity
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.2%Utility gas
  • 36.8%Electricity
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 494
Here:

8.4%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 220
Here:

7.7%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 446
Here:

22.8%
Illinois:

26.9%

Educational Attainment
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Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Whiteside County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,952,000
    Regular Highways: $3,165,000
    General - Other: $2,669,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,368,000
    Police Protection: $1,938,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,770,000
    Financial Administration: $1,705,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,229,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,087,000
    Air Transportation: $594,000
    Parks and Recreation: $376,000
    Local Fire Protection: $275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $201,000
    General Public Buildings: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $332,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $622,000
    Regular Highways: $285,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $269,000
    Central Staff Services: $242,000
    Police Protection: $81,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,340,000

Whiteside County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,819,000
    Solid Waste Management: $642,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $875,000
    Public Welfare: $59,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,623,000
    Interest Earnings: $412,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $134,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,310,000
    Highways: $1,329,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,053,000
    Public Welfare: $399,000
    All Other: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,743,000
    Other Selective Sales: $238,000
    Other License: $79,000

Whiteside County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,312,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,127,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $185,000

Whiteside County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,558,000

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
Whiteside County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Whiteside County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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

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