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Winnebago County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2016: 285,873 (92% urban, 8% rural); it was 278,418 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 57,564
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 21,781
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 75,667
Renter-occupied apartments: 36,156 (it was 32,313 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

33%

Land area: 514 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 556 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Winnebago County: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Winnebago County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (69.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (12.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Asian alone (2.5%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years
Males: 139,747  (48.9%)
Females: 146,126  (51.1%)
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Winnebago County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Winnebago County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,749 ($43,886 in 1999)

This county:

$49,749
Illinois:

$60,960

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $603 (lower quartile is $486, upper quartile is $749)
This county:

$603
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $117,400 (it was $90,900 in 2000)
Winnebago:

$117,400
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,500 - $162,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $149,317
Here:

$149,317
State:

$249,958

Townhouses or other attached units: $160,013
Here:

$160,013
State:

$231,967

In 2-unit structures: $90,829
Here:

$90,829
State:

$270,571

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $109,978
Here:

$109,978
State:

$249,493

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $171,022
Here:

$171,022
State:

$269,512

Mobile homes: $38,829
Here:

$38,829
State:

$51,570
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,184
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $509

Institutionalized population: 3,336
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 877 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2008: 274 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2009: 167 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2010: 251 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2011: 85 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2012: 62 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2013: 53 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2014: 123 buildings, average cost: $119,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,606 (3.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,944 (2.7%)

Winnebago County household income distribution in 2009 Winnebago County home values distribution Winnebago County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.6%
Winnebago County:

15.6%
Illinois:

13.0%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Black residents, 22.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.9% for American Indian residents, 1.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.8% for other race residents, 27.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.8 years old
(Males: 38.2 years old, Females: 41.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.0 years old, Black residents: 29.8 years old, American Indian residents: 36.6 years old, Asian residents: 31.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.6 years old, Other race residents: 27.0 years old)

Area name: Rockford, IL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Winnebago County is $486 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $616 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $806 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rockford, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Roscoe, South Beloit, Rockton, Winnebago, Cherry Valley, Lake Summerset, Pecatonica.

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

2012 air pollution in Winnebago County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Winnebago County: Honeysuckle Hollow Camping Area (A), Hickory Grove Picnic Area (B), Deer Path Picnic Area (C), Catfish Cove Picnic Area (D), Prairie View Camping Area (E), Oak Point Day Use Area (F), Oak Grove Picnic Area (G), Mudlake West Youth Group Camping Area (H), Turner Lake South Camping Area (I), Beach (J), Camp Hickory (K), Camp Henry Horner (L), Golden Oaks Farm (M), Antioch Country Club (N), Camp Duncan (O), Countryside Golf Club (P), Russell Road Scout Camping Area (Q), Lake County Sheriffs Department Shooting Range (R), Saint Francis Boys Camp (S), Pike Marsh Picnic Area (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Winnebago County include: Linden Villa Church (A), New Life Fellowship Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C), Ivanhoe Congregational Church (D), Millburn Congregational Church (E), Mount Carmel Baptist Church (F), Lakeland Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Home Oaks Cemetery (1), Oakdale Cemetery (2), Hickory Union Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery (4), Grass Lake Cemetery (5), Grant Cemetery (6), East Fox Lake Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Redwing Slough Lake (A), Antioch Lake (B), Hendrick Lake (C), Lake Marie (D), Benet Lake (E), Turner Lake (F), Grass Lake (G), Silver Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Hastings Creek (A), Squaw Creek (B), Flint Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Winnebago County include: Independence Grove County Forest Preserve (1), Lakewood County Forest Preserve (2), Almond Marsh Nature Preserve (3), Illinois Beach Nature Preserve (4), Liberty Prairie Nature Preserve (5), North Dunes Nature Preserve (6), Wadsworth Prairie Nature Preserve (7), Almond Marsh Forest Preserve (8), Cedar Lake Bog Nature Preserve (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Dubuque County, Iowa , Kane County , Lake County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 12,464
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 21,770 (46.1% naturalized citizens)

Winnebago County:

7.6%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 2,960
  • 2000 to 2009: 6,877
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,045
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,361
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,450
  • Before 1970: 2,926
Note: State values scaled to Winnebago County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.9%

Winnebago County marital status for males Winnebago County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 89,230
  • One, attached: 5,014
  • Two: 8,618
  • 3 or 4: 7,409
  • 5 to 9: 4,707
  • 10 to 19: 2,620
  • 20 to 49: 1,637
  • 50 or more: 4,449
  • Mobile homes: 1,629
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 44

Housing units in Winnebago County with a mortgage: 44,852 (891 second mortgage, 4,189 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 26,961

Here:

62.9% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Winnebago County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic59,37316
Evangelical Protestant55,069149
Mainline Protestant28,60270
Black Protestant5,54418
Other4,62424
Orthodox1,2483
None140,806-
Winnebago 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: 53
Winnebago County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 104
Winnebago County:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 221
This county:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Winnebago County:

8.6%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Winnebago County:

26.1%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Winnebago County:

Average size of farms: 275 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $89,467
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $276.36
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.33%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.97%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $82,448
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.83%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.59%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $94,293
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.91%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.91
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 15.17%
Corn for grain: 85434 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3321 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 61542 harvested acres
Vegetables: 323 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 86 acres

Tornado activity:

Winnebago County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 1389927.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 fatalities and 213 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 75 people

Earthquake activity:

Winnebago County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% 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 274.2 miles away from Winnebago 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 59.6 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 249.4 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 306.9 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 273.1 miles away from Winnebago County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 262.4 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: July 19, 2010 to August 07, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1935: August 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 1935, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 Snow, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3283: March 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 3283, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 07, 2007 to August 08, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1722: August 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 1722, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Snow, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 01, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3269: December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: 3269, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3161: January 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 3161, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Illinois Flooding, Incident Period: July 17, 1996 to August 07, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1129: July 25, 1996, FEMA Id: 1129, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Winnebago County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (42%)
  • India (6%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (2%)
  • Laos (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)

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

  • German (14%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • Polish (2%)

Winnebago County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 112,391 (83.1%)
  • Carpooled: 13,178 (9.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,680 (1.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,080 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 232 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,716 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 4,956 (3.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 2,355 people in nursing homes
  • 655 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 480 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 407 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 341 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 175 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 98 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 93 people in halfway houses
  • 90 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 88 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 75 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 60 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 60 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 38 people in religious group quarters
  • 24 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 2,079 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 963 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 383 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 300 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 246 people in college/university student housing
  • 229 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 189 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 109 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 74 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 57 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 54 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,984.

3.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.55%
Illinois average:

4.45%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($180 average AGI)
Winnebago County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.03%

1.93% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($18,330 average AGI)
1.60% relocated from other states ($17,151 average AGI)
Winnebago County:

1.60%
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 Boone County, IL  0.43% ($36,191 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.40% ($28,890)
from Ogle County, IL  0.22% ($31,418)
from Rock County, WI  0.22% ($35,508)
from Stephenson County, IL  0.12% ($30,683)
from DeKalb County, IL  0.12% ($29,850)
from Kane County, IL  0.11% ($32,395)


4.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
Illinois average:

4.96%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($302 average AGI)
Winnebago County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

1.93% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($16,275 average AGI)
2.45% relocated to other states ($21,436 average AGI)
Winnebago County:

2.45%
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 Boone County, IL  0.43% ($43,807 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.42% ($34,205)
to Rock County, WI  0.24% ($30,690)
to Ogle County, IL  0.20% ($42,238)
to Stephenson County, IL  0.12% ($32,187)
to Kane County, IL  0.11% ($36,976)
to DuPage County, IL  0.10% ($39,881)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Winnebago County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Winnebago County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Winnebago County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Winnebago County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Winnebago County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 45,390 (37,169 aged, 8,221 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 7,258 (9%)

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 Winnebago County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,951)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,444)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,131)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,707)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,508)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,454)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,429)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,249)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (733)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (719)

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: 1.05
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,765
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 286
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45,118

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,389
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 882
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 58
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

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

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 60.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 38.6
  • Other - 21.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 105.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 46.6
  • Suffocation - 32.6
  • Poisoning - 19.0
  • Other - 7.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 285,873
  • In family households: 232,822 (38,148 male householders, 36,484 female householders)
    50,017 spouses, 84,798 children (78,676 natural, 1,955 adopted, 4,167 stepchildren), 5,566 grandchildren, 3,143 brothers or sisters, 3,536 parents, 4,104 other relatives, 7,026 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 48,773 (18,828 male householders (15,073 living alone)), 21,536 female householders (18,340 living alone)), 8,409 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,278

Size of family households: 34,796 2-persons, 17,198 3-persons, 12,410 4-persons, 6,703 5-persons, 2,353 6-persons, 1,172 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 33,413 1-person, 6,386 2-persons, 409 3-persons, 41 4-persons, 115 5-persons.

33,459 married couples with children.
27,521 single-parent households (7,011 men, 20,510 women).

86.6% of residents of Winnebago speak English at home.
9.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,322,407,000 ($4,611 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $141,335,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $619,658,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $261,069,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $20,276,000
Federal grants: $212,541,000
Federal procurement contracts: $139,966,000 ($123,549,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $68,896,000 ($4,028,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,855,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $242,006,000
Federal Government insurance: $157,918,000

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

Births: 20,828
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 12,968
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4,460
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,755
Here -6 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Winnebago County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 32.80 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 73
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,031
  • 2000 to 2009: 13,730
  • 1990 to 1999: 15,073
  • 1980 to 1989: 13,245
  • 1970 to 1979: 19,573
  • 1960 to 1969: 16,867
  • 1950 to 1959: 17,354
  • 1940 to 1949: 8,813
  • 1939 or earlier: 19,598
Note: State values scaled to Winnebago population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Winnebago County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Winnebago County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 102
  • 3 rooms: 1,272
  • 4 rooms: 4,284
  • 5 rooms: 15,489
  • 6 rooms: 16,492
  • 7 rooms: 13,619
  • 8 rooms: 7,998
  • 9+ rooms: 12,557
  • 1 room: 2,712
  • 2 rooms: 910
  • 3 rooms: 5,234
  • 4 rooms: 12,569
  • 5 rooms: 10,669
  • 6 rooms: 5,282
  • 7 rooms: 2,631
  • 8 rooms: 2,171
  • 9+ rooms: 1,005
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Winnebago County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Winnebago County population
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 1,861
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,640
  • 3 bedrooms: 40,222
  • 4 bedrooms: 14,866
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,197
  • no bedroom: 2,763
  • 1 bedroom: 7,750
  • 2 bedrooms: 19,395
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,010
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,969
  • 5+ bedrooms: 296
Cars and other vehicles available in Winnebago County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Winnebago County population
  • no vehicle: 2,067
  • 1 vehicle: 19,321
  • 2 vehicles: 34,261
  • 3 vehicles: 12,103
  • 4 vehicles: 3,124
  • 5+ vehicles: 937
  • no vehicle: 8,071
  • 1 vehicle: 21,621
  • 2 vehicles: 10,522
  • 3 vehicles: 2,192
  • 4 vehicles: 736
  • 5+ vehicles: 41

85% of Winnebago 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, 182% lived in Illinois.

Winnebago County:

84.6%
State average:

86.9%

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

  • This state: 193,072
  • Other state: 67,336
  • Northeast: 5,398
  • Midwest: 41,357
  • South: 13,802
  • West: 6,779

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Winnebago County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (91.5%)
  • Electricity (5.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (75.9%)
  • Electricity (21.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,625
Here:

12.1%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,179
Here:

13.7%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,521
Here:

28.0%
Illinois:

26.9%

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)

Winnebago County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $33,645,000
    Financial Administration: $948,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,866,000
    Health - Other: $14,345,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,574,000
    Police Protection: $12,473,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,901,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,879,000
    Regular Highways: $8,195,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,490,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,696,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,516,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,745,000
    Financial Administration: $1,604,000
    Corrections - Other: $718,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,446,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $52,064,000

Winnebago County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $25,063,000
    Regular Highways: $2,414,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,325,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,344,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,674,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $21,377,000
    Public Welfare: $7,890,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,276,000
    Highways: $4,718,000
    All Other: $4,183,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,726,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,426,000
    Other License: $1,080,000

Winnebago County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,863,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,223,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,124,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,483,000

Winnebago County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $148,485,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,148
  • Number of aged recipients: 383
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,765
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,378
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,967
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 803
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,688
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,992
Winnebago County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Winnebago County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 76 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,184$113,2281,258$113,2569,716$120,887404$33,73329$399,414721$82,95029$47,034
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED73$111,932115$128,574926$128,24847$39,3622$314,00051$91,1184$35,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED174$100,931194$87,2472,124$123,608292$25,9182$366,000134$82,11917$26,353
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN115$115,139114$102,4821,542$126,36537$80,5411$99,00074$90,0141$49,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS35$121,85719$104,263353$130,51014$95,7140$012$103,3331$97,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 71 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED257$134,848383$140,8751$327,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED66$131,045136$146,9127$108,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED41$114,58581$134,3951$154,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$162,44451$154,4120$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$111,66714$150,7143$53,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Winnebago County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,72075.5 years
Mary1,55679.4 years
Robert1,45671.1 years
William1,26474.2 years
James92870.5 years
Charles89274.9 years
Helen86180.6 years
George82175.8 years
Dorothy74178.1 years
Ruth73081.1 years
Most common last names in Winnebago County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1,90278.2 years
Anderson96979.0 years
Smith62575.1 years
Peterson62178.5 years
Carlson62180.3 years
Nelson57078.7 years
Larson37879.3 years
Olson33978.8 years
Miller32876.6 years
Brown32275.9 years
Businesses in Winnebago County, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI4La-Z-Boy2
AT&T3Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware3LensCrafters2
Advance Auto Parts5Little Caesars Pizza2
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's2
Ann Taylor1Macy's1
Applebee's2Marriott3
Arby's8Marshalls1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets23
Audi1Maurices2
AutoZone5Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's20
Barnes & Noble1Men's Wearhouse2
Baskin-Robbins2Menards2
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Baymont Inn1Motherhood Maternity4
Bed Bath & Beyond2New Balance2
Best Western2Nike12
Blockbuster2Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Office Depot2
Burger King11OfficeMax2
CVS7Old Country Buffet1
Carson Pirie Scott2Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Chipotle1Panda Express3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panera Bread2
Cinnabon 1Papa John's Pizza4
Circle K1Payless4
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske2
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart2
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports2
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut4
Cricket Wireless10Plato's Closet1
Curves4Popeyes3
DHL6Quality2
Dairy Queen5Quiznos2
Days Inn1RadioShack5
Deb1Red Lobster1
Dennys3Red Robin1
Discount Tire1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza3Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts3SAS Shoes1
Eddie Bauer1SONIC Drive-In1
Ethan Allen1Sam's Club1
Express1Sears6
Extended Stay America1Shoe Carnival1
Famous Footwear2Sleep Inn1
Fashion Bug1Slumberland1
FedEx43Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel3
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Starbucks5
Foot Locker1Steak 'n Shake2
GNC2Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
GameStop5Subaru1
Goodwill2Subway2
Gymboree1Super 81
H&R Block13T-Mobile11
Hardee's1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell10
Holiday Inn4Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target2
Home Depot2The Limited1
Honda1The Room Place2
Hot Topic1Toyota1
Howard Johnson1Toys"R"Us2
Hyundai1True Value1
IHOP1U-Haul16
JCPenney2U.S. Cellular11
JoS. A. Bank1UPS66
Jones New York6Vans2
Journeys1Verizon Wireless4
Just Tires1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC6Walgreens14
Kincaid2Walmart4
Kmart3Wendy's4
Kohl's2Wet Seal1
Kroger8YMCA7

Winnebago County on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"