St. Clair County, IL

262,759 Population
657.8 square miles 399.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.1%
was 2.1%
Ranked 9th Highest in IL
Population Density
399.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.5%
was 52.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
3.6%
was 2.8%
Ranked 15th Highest in IL
Percent Under 18
23.8%
was 23.9%
Ranked 8th Highest in IL
Percent 65 and Over
14.7%
was 14.3%
Ranked 13th Highest in IL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.5
was 6.6
Ranked 16th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
14.6%
was 16.0%
Ranked 14th Lowest in IL
Median Household Income
$50,006
was $50,347
Ranked 17th Highest in IL
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.6
46.4
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
1,995
Ranked 70th Highest in IL
Patents per 100,000
8
Ranked 47th Highest in IL

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.1
was 0.4
Ranked 9th Highest in IL
Violent Crimes per 100,000
39.4
was 27.3
Ranked 34th Highest in IL
Property Crimes per 100,000
211.3
was 247.2
Ranked 57th Highest in IL

 Housing

Total Housing Units
119,209
was 118,842
Ranked 7th Highest in IL
Median Rent
$852
was $805
Ranked 9th Highest in IL
Total Building Permits
642
was 636
 
Occupied Housing Units
104,782
was 101,743
 
Homeownership Rate
63.3%
was 64.5%
Ranked 19th Highest in IL
Single Family Building Permits
448
was 481
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
181.2
was 180.7
Ranked 8th Highest in IL
Rental Vacancy Rate
27.3%
was 32.1%
Ranked 8th Highest in IL
Multifamily Building Permits
194
was 155
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
Ranked 11th Highest in IL
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.5
was 5.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.4
was 2.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.6%
was 96.9%
Ranked 20th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
90.8%
Ranked 19th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 99.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in IL

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.9%
was 89.8%
Ranked 7th Highest in IL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.0%
was 26.6%
Ranked 13th Highest in IL

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