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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Douglas County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 4,411

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 221

Female householder, no husband present : 655

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 2,043

Householder not living alone : 266


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Douglas County, Illinois)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 198

Female householder and female partner : 2

Female householder and male partner : 109

All other households : 7,287


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Douglas County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 4,039

Renter-occupied housing units : 372

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 159

Renter-occupied housing units : 62

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 398

Renter-occupied housing units : 257

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,368

Renter-occupied housing units : 941


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Douglas County, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 352

$10,000 to $14,999 : 443

$15,000 to $19,999 : 370

$20,000 to $24,999 : 403

$25,000 to $29,999 : 495

$30,000 to $34,999 : 543

$35,000 to $39,999 : 549

$40,000 to $44,999 : 467

$45,000 to $49,999 : 356

$50,000 to $59,999 : 775

$60,000 to $74,999 : 1,113

$75,000 to $99,999 : 845

$100,000 to $124,999 : 514

$125,000 to $149,999 : 184

$150,000 to $199,999 : 118

$200,000 or more : 69


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Douglas County, Illinois)

Total : 8,345


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Douglas County, Illinois)

Occupied : 7,596

Vacant : 749


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Douglas County, Illinois)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Douglas County, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : 228

Built 2000 to 2004 : 458

Built 1990 to 1999 : 825

Built 1980 to 1989 : 578

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,120

Built 1960 to 1969 : 1,192

Built 1950 to 1959 : 1,066

Built 1940 to 1949 : 562

Built 1939 or earlier : 2,316


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Douglas County, Illinois)

Utility gas : 4,785

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 1,057

Electricity : 1,390

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 85

Coal or coke : 87

Wood : 167

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 17

No fuel used : 8


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Douglas County, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 74

$10,000 to $14,999 : 57

$15,000 to $19,999 : 55

$20,000 to $24,999 : 79

$25,000 to $29,999 : 95

$30,000 to $34,999 : 78

$35,000 to $39,999 : 115

$40,000 to $49,999 : 265

$50,000 to $59,999 : 390

$60,000 to $69,999 : 555

$70,000 to $79,999 : 454

$80,000 to $89,999 : 665

$90,000 to $99,999 : 524

$100,000 to $124,999 : 851

$125,000 to $149,999 : 545

$150,000 to $174,999 : 375

$175,000 to $199,999 : 211

$200,000 to $249,999 : 262

$250,000 to $299,999 : 91

$300,000 to $399,999 : 166

$400,000 to $499,999 : 4

$500,000 to $749,999 : 23

$750,000 to $999,999 : 19

$1,000,000 or more : 11


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Douglas County, Illinois)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 178

Home equity loan only : 308

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 4

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 2,851

Housing units without a mortgage : 2,623


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Douglas County, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : $176,600

Built 2000 to 2004 : $159,700

Built 1990 to 1999 : $107,900

Built 1980 to 1989 : $101,900

Built 1970 to 1979 : $96,400

Built 1960 to 1969 : $89,000

Built 1950 to 1959 : $88,300

Built 1940 to 1949 : $74,200

Built 1939 or earlier : $82,400


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Douglas County, Illinois: 69.7%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Douglas County, Illinois

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 33 33 $4,026,799
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

33 33 $4,026,799
2000        
  Single Family 28 28 $3,665,818
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

28 28 $3,665,818
2001        
  Single Family 29 29 $3,711,299
  Two Family 1 2 $184,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

30 31 $3,895,299
2002        
  Single Family 26 26 $3,528,242
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 4 16 $700,000
  Five or More Family 2 20 $920,000
  Total

32 62 $5,148,242
2003        
  Single Family 37 37 $5,389,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 46 $1,000,000
  Total

38 83 $6,389,500
2004        
  Single Family 52 52 $6,550,367
  Two Family 1 2 $128,000
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $240,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

54 58 $6,918,367
2005        
  Single Family 43 43 $6,110,395
  Two Family 2 4 $162,100
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $213,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

46 51 $6,485,495
2006        
  Single Family 40 40 $4,899,692
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $225,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

41 43 $5,124,692


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Douglas County, IL): $39,439
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Douglas County): $70,800
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Douglas County, Illinois

Utility Gas: 65.2%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 15.2%
Electricity: 16.2%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 1.6%
Coal Or Coke: 0.3%
Wood: 1.1%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.3%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Douglas County, Illinois

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 9.52%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 72.02%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 18.45%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Douglas County): $431
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Douglas County): $564


(updated 2010)



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