Jersey County IL Information


Jersey County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 23,156
Population in Households 22,308
Population in Familes 18,595
Population in Group Qrtrs 848
Population Density1 63
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 9,052
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 6,329
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,877 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,175 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,194 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $119,323
Average Home Value $147,270


Median Household Income $55,028
Average Household Income $67,239
Per Capita Income $27,633
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% -0.06%
Households 0.4% 0.11%
Families 0.26% 0.01%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.


Jersey County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jersey 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 # 53 49th
Population Density1 # 41 61st
Diversity Index2 # 86 18th
Median Household Income # 17 84th
Per Capita Income # 24 76th

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