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Jefferson County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 571.2 square miles
Population Density 68 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 38,644
Population change -0.5%
Under 5 years of age 6.2%
Under 18 21.8%
65 and over 17.2%
Females 48.6%
White 88.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.3
Asian 0.8%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 8.8%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 87%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 15.9%
Veterans 3,407
Households and Housing
Households 15,288
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 83.9%
Median household income $42,981
The per capita income $22,620
Live below the poverty line. 16.5%
housing units 16,757
Multi-unit structures 13%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $86,300
Residents owning their homes. 72.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,846
Women-owned firms 18.6%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 3%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $567,630
Retail sales per capita $14,157
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0