Jackson County IL Information


Jackson County Subdivisions

Jackson County IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 59,809
Population in Households 55,722
Population in Familes 35,506
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,087
Population Density1 102
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 25,165
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 12,246
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,061 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,104 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,382 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $94,183
Average Home Value $122,880


Median Household Income $33,437
Average Household Income $50,221
Per Capita Income $22,287
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.16%
Households -0.24% -0.25%
Families -0.48% -0.41%
Median Household Income   -1.57%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Jackson County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 77th
Population Density1 # 24 77th
Diversity Index2 # 19 83rd
Median Household Income # 101 2nd
Per Capita Income # 86 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.