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Economic Dashboard

The Northwest Illinois Advantage

The numbers tell the story: Northwest Illinois is an affordable business environment close to Chicago that's well-connected to national and international markets.
Key Demographics
Northwest Illinois *Whiteside County IL
Population 20171,027,94756,651
Labor Force541,82528,287
Median Wage, Annual$32,920
Median Wage, Hourly$15.83

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, 2017
*60 mile radius around Whiteside County Illinois

Population Detail
CountyPopulation 2017
Whiteside County, IL56,118
Clinton County, IA47,010
Carroll County, IL14,518
Jo Daviess County, IL21,594
Stephenson County, IL45,054
Rock Island County, IL144,808
Scott County, IA172,509
Lee County, IL34,406
Bureau County, IL33,243
Putnam County, IL5,727
Stark County, IL5,434
Winnebago County, IL284,778

Source: U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration

Gender and Age Distribution
Whiteside County, IL
Male49.33%
Female50.67%
Median Age42
- 0-9 years12%
- 10-19 years12.8%
- 20-29 years11.7%
- 30-39 years11.8%
- 40-49 years11.8%
- 50-59 years14.0%
- 60-64 years06.8%
- 65+ years18.7%

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, 2017

Ethnicity Distribution in Northwest Illinois *
Ethnicity%
White (non-hispanic)80.1%
Hispanic8.9%
Black (non-hispanic)7.1%
Multirace (non-hispanic)1.8%
Asian (non-hispanic)1.7%
American Indian (non-hispanic)0.2%

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, 2017
*60 mile radius around Whiteside County Illinois

Median Household Income
vs. Chicago metrovs. statevs. nation
Whiteside County$52,127-27%-18%-12%

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, 2017

Homeownership
%
Whiteside County74%
Northwest Illinois *71%

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, 2017
*60 mile radius around Whiteside County Illinois

Labor Force Statistics - Northwest Illinois
CountyTotal Employees *Unemployment Rate *
Whiteside County, IL27,3524.8%
Clinton County, IA22,7584.5%
Carroll County, IL7,2374.9%
Jo Daviess County, IL10,5645.4%
Stephenson County, IL21,2434.6%
Rock Island County, IL70,8805.2%
Scott County, IA86,1314.1%
Lee County, IL17,6854.5%
Bureau County, IL17,1055.4%
Putnam County, IL3,0135.7%
Stark County, IL2,6057.2%
Winnebago County, IL137,3635.1%

Source: U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics
* as of Jan. 2018 

Employement by Industry - Northwest Illinois *
Industry DescriptionTotal%
Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing (SIC Range 01-09)7,4081.37%
Mining (SIC 10-14)5270.10%
Construction (SIC 15-17)19,7943.65%
Manufacturing (SIC 20-39)70,07912.93%
Transportation and Communications (SIC 40-49)26,6584.92%
Wholesale Trade (SIC 50-51)29,1105.37%
Retail Trade (SIC 52-59)106,34819.63%
Finance, Insurance And Real Estate (SIC 60-69)27,3825.05%
Services (SIC 70-89)223,44541.24%
Public Administration (SIC 90-98)29,7745.50%
Unclassified (SIC 99)1,3000.24%

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, 2017
*60 mile radius around Whiteside County Illinois

Employers by Employment Size - Northwest Illinois *
Total%
1-4 Employees27,64060.99%
5-9 Employees8,16818.02%
10-19 Employees4,3859.68%
20-49 Employees3,1296.90%
50-99 Employees1,1812.61%
100-249 Employees6031.33%
250-499 Employees1390.31%
500-999 Employees430.09%
1000+ Employees310.07%

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions, 2017
*60 mile radius around Whiteside County Illinois

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