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Jersey County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 369.3 square miles
Population Density 62.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 22,641
Population change -1.5%
Under 5 years of age 5%
Under 18 21.8%
65 and over 17.1%
Females 51.1%
White 97.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.2
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 1.2%
Black or African American 0.6%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 88%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.2%
Veterans 2,436
Households and Housing
Households 8,752
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 88%
Median household income $53,954
The per capita income $25,467
Live below the poverty line. 7.6%
housing units 9,991
Multi-unit structures 9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $117,900
Residents owning their homes. 79.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,278
Women-owned firms 30.6%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $250,326
Retail sales per capita $11,186
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0