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Williamson County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2014: 67,008 (65% urban, 35% rural); it was 61,296 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,287
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,316
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,672
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,818 (it was 6,686 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 423 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 158 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Williamson County: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (34.3%), Educational, health and social services (21.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Williamson County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years
Males: 33,146  (49.5%)
Females: 33,862  (50.5%)

Williamson County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Williamson County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $48,736 ($31,991 in 1999)

This county:

$48,736
Illinois:

$59,588

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $574 (lower quartile is $414, upper quartile is $681)
This county:

$574
State:

$811


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $97,400 (it was $61,200 in 2000)
Williamson:

$97,400
Illinois:

$180,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,100 - $161,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $956
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $379

Institutionalized population: 1,711
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 225 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2008: 75 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2009: 105 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2010: 78 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2011: 79 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2012: 141 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2013: 85 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2014: 77 buildings, average cost: $187,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,997 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,129 (1.4%)

Williamson County household income distribution in 2009 Williamson County home values distribution Williamson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.6%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.4% for Black residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.7% for American Indian residents, 25.2% for other race residents, 41.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.6%
Williamson County:

15.6%
Illinois:

13.6%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 24.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.0% for American Indian residents, 23.6% for other race residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, American Indian residents: 58 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Williamson County is $375 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $709 a month.

Cities in this county include: Marion, Herrin, Carterville, Johnston City, Cambria, Energy, Crainville, Hurst, Creal Springs, Pittsburg.

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

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Neighboring counties: Accomack County, Virginia , Bullitt County, Kentucky , Dolores County, Colorado , San Francisco County, California , Marion County, Kentucky , Vernon County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,462
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 651 (57% naturalized citizens)

Williamson County:

1.1%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 88
  • 1990 to 1994: 77
  • 1985 to 1989: 103
  • 1980 to 1984: 30
  • 1975 to 1979: 37
  • 1970 to 1974: 78
  • 1970 to 1974: 37
  • 1965 to 1969: 201
Note: State values scaled to Williamson County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.8%

Williamson County marital status for males Williamson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,094
  • One, attached: 340
  • Two: 1,452
  • 3 or 4: 1,156
  • 5 to 9: 514
  • 10 to 19: 181
  • 20 or more: 530
  • Mobile homes: 3,433
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Housing units in Williamson County with a mortgage: 7,462 (650 second mortgage, 509 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,825

Here:

52.2% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Williamson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,58189
Mainline Protestant5,26829
Catholic4,7885
Other6844
Black Protestant2422
None36,794-
Williamson 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: 14
Williamson County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Williamson County:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 47
This county:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Williamson County:

8.8%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Williamson County:

28.0%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Williamson County:

Average size of farms: 167 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $15,491
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $117.75
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,241
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,809
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.19%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.28
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.14%
Corn for grain: 13872 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 169 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 23899 harvested acres
Vegetables: 25 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 68 acres

Earthquake activity:

Williamson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% 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 76.5 miles away from Williamson County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 50.8 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 67.1 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 94.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from Williamson County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.2 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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1991: June 07, 2011, FEMA Id: 1991, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 08, 2009 to May 09, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1850: July 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1850, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, 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 Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3199: February 01, 2005, FEMA Id: 3199, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 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 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, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 05, 1982, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-660: June 05, 1982, FEMA Id: 660, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Williamson County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (26%)
  • Canada (12%)
  • France (10%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Pakistan (4%)
  • Honduras (4%)

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

  • German (18%)
  • United States or American (18%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

Williamson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,896 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 2,533 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Railroad: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 34 (0%)
  • Walked: 491 (2%)
  • Other means: 142 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 602 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 732 people in nursing homes
  • 608 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 74 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 71 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 37 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 36 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 35 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 24 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in halfway houses
  • 10 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 1,006 people in federal prisons
  • 498 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 207 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 69 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 40 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 $50,762.

6.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.19% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($22,855 average AGI)
1.91% relocated from other states ($13,383 average AGI)
Williamson County:

1.91%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jackson County, IL  1.13% ($27,864 average AGI)
from Franklin County, IL  0.80% ($32,411)
from Johnson County, IL  0.31% ($34,026)
from Saline County, IL  0.27% ($35,970)
from Cook County, IL  0.16% ($36,051)
from Perry County, IL  0.12% ($22,862)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.12% ($30,552)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Illinois average:

4.96%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($384 average AGI)
Williamson County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.07%

3.50% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($17,712 average AGI)
2.14% relocated to other states ($15,052 average AGI)
Williamson County:

2.14%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jackson County, IL  0.99% ($23,926 average AGI)
to Franklin County, IL  0.80% ($29,015)
to Saline County, IL  0.25% ($32,443)
to Johnson County, IL  0.21% ($23,529)
to Cook County, IL  0.12% ($29,690)
to Jefferson County, IL  0.11% ($36,214)
to St. Clair County, IL  0.10% ($38,400)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Williamson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Williamson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Williamson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Williamson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Williamson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,268 (10,129 aged, 2,139 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,082 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Williamson County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,078)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (872)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (580)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (531)
  • Unspecified dementia (476)
  • Congestive heart failure (426)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (367)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (333)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (285)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (236)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.75
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,666
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 469
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 91,296

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,160
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,236
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

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

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 116.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 77.7
  • Other - 38.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 64,487
  • In family households: 53,320 (12,951 male householders, 5,048 female householders)
    13,545 spouses, 17,545 children (15,893 natural, 455 adopted, 1,197 stepchildren), 1,278 grandchildren, 366 brothers or sisters, 355 parents, 443 other relatives, 1,528 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,167 (4,259 male householders (3,411 living alone)), 5,163 female householders (4,563 living alone)), 1,745 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,870 (1,711 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 8,628 2-persons, 4,299 3-persons, 3,176 4-persons, 1,279 5-persons, 391 6-persons, 226 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,974 1-person, 1,255 2-persons, 139 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

9,748 married couples with children.
3,238 single-parent households (670 men, 2,568 women).

97.0% of residents of Williamson County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 34% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $534,942,000 ($8,478 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $135,267,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $174,818,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $84,240,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,772,000
Federal grants: $68,025,000
Federal procurement contracts: $127,882,000 ($122,024,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $74,206,000 ($5,709,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,557,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $19,205,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,569,000

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

Births: 3,849
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,900
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +83
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,360
Here +37 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Williamson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.46 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 81
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,276
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,432
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,392
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,267
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,656
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,976
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,241
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,844
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,707
Note: State values scaled to Williamson population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Williamson County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Williamson County population
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 73
  • 3 rooms: 307
  • 4 rooms: 3,015
  • 5 rooms: 5,796
  • 6 rooms: 4,432
  • 7 rooms: 2,411
  • 8 rooms: 1,425
  • 9+ rooms: 1,196
  • 1 room: 87
  • 2 rooms: 363
  • 3 rooms: 1,089
  • 4 rooms: 2,522
  • 5 rooms: 1,559
  • 6 rooms: 708
  • 7 rooms: 222
  • 8 rooms: 84
  • 9+ rooms: 52
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Williamson County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Williamson County population
  • no bedroom: 37
  • 1 bedroom: 570
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,928
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,681
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,141
  • 5+ bedrooms: 315
  • no bedroom: 128
  • 1 bedroom: 1,433
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,535
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,406
  • 4 bedrooms: 160
  • 5+ bedrooms: 24
Cars and other vehicles available in Williamson County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Williamson County population
  • no vehicle: 891
  • 1 vehicle: 5,611
  • 2 vehicles: 8,519
  • 3 vehicles: 2,662
  • 4 vehicles: 758
  • 5+ vehicles: 231
  • no vehicle: 1,087
  • 1 vehicle: 3,604
  • 2 vehicles: 1,682
  • 3 vehicles: 234
  • 4 vehicles: 56
  • 5+ vehicles: 23

59% of Williamson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Illinois.

Williamson County:

59.3%
State average:

58.6%

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

  • This state: 49,041
  • Northeast: 616
  • Midwest: 5,051
  • South: 4,202
  • West: 1,455

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Williamson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (45.6%)
  • Utility gas (44.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.3%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Electricity (53.0%)
  • Utility gas (40.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.6%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 568
Here:

8.7%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 222
Here:

6.8%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 128
Here:

4.3%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Williamson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,477,000
    General - Other: $3,708,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,069,000
    Health - Other: $2,946,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,755,000
    Police Protection: $2,402,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,131,000
    General Public Buildings: $974,000
    Central Staff Services: $566,000
    Financial Administration: $410,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $537,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,116,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,143,000

Williamson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,717,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $660,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $234,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,865,000
    Interest Earnings: $266,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,739,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,948,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,946,000
    Highways: $2,286,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,456,000
    Other License: $36,000

Williamson County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,725,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,660,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,000

Williamson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,139,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,464
  • Number of aged recipients: 89
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,375
  • Number of recipients under 18: 186
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,052
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 226
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 469
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 705
Williamson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Williamson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Williamson County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William60675.4 years
John55975.4 years
James54573.0 years
Mary50479.8 years
Charles41073.5 years
Robert37872.1 years
George28276.2 years
Helen23479.0 years
Ruth19380.1 years
Frank18076.2 years
Most common last names in Williamson County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith29776.2 years
Jones17276.7 years
Davis16675.6 years
Williams15876.4 years
Brown13375.9 years
Walker12774.5 years
Miller10477.2 years
Hill10375.0 years
Harris9279.1 years
Taylor8974.2 years
Businesses in Williamson County, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Bryant1
AT&T1Lane Furniture3
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's2
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets10
AutoZone1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's6
Blockbuster1Menards1
Burger King1Motel 61
CVS2New Balance1
Chevrolet3Nissan1
Circle K1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites1Payless1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut3
Curves2Quality1
Dairy Queen6Quiznos2
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Deb1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza4Ryan's Grill1
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
Fashion Bug2SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx8Sam's Club1
Finish Line1Sears2
GNC1Starbucks1
GameStop1Steak 'n Shake1
Goodwill7Subaru1
H&R Block7Subway6
Hardee's4Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1Toys"R"Us1
Hyundai1U-Haul7
Jones New York4UPS9
KFC2Vans1
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Walgreens2
Kroger3Walmart2
La-Z-Boy4Wendy's1

Williamson County on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"