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Illinois Fact Sheet

Illinois Fact Sheet

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Snapshot of Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance Coverage

Illinois:

2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey
Social IMPACT Research Center, a program of Heartland Alliance September 22, 2011 (version 1)

The newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey provide a glimpse of the ongoing impacts of the Great Recession for millions of individuals and families. This snapshot of your community’s data includes a comparison of 2010 data to 2009
Snapshot of Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance Coverage

Illinois:

2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey
Social IMPACT Research Center, a program of Heartland Alliance September 22, 2011 (version 1)

The newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey provide a glimpse of the ongoing impacts of the Great Recession for millions of individuals and families. This snapshot of your community’s data includes a comparison of 2010 data to 2009

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Snapshot of Poverty, Income,and Health Insurance Coverage
33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 500 | Chicago, Illinois 60654 | 312.870.4949 | research@heartlandalliance.org
The newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey pro-vide a glimpse of the ongoing impacts of the Great Recession for millions of individualsand families. This snapshot of your community’s data includes a comparison of 2010 datato 2009 and 1999, illustrating trends over time. Fact sheets for additional geographies areavailable at http://www.heartlandalliance.org/research/current-and-local-data/local-fact-sheets.html.
The effects of the Great Recession on unemployment, poverty, and income are still being felt by millions of individuals and families, and the eroding safety net means that while there are more people in need, there arefewer resources to help them. Preserving, extending, and strengthening these solutions can help keep morepeople from falling into poverty and help those struggling to meet their basic needs:
•Fundsafetynetandbeneitprograms
such as SNAP (food stamps), TANF, Medicaid, and the EarnedIncome Tax Credit, which help poor and near-poor individuals and families bridge the gap between lowincomes and meeting their most basic needs. These programs not only help reduce poverty, but alsogenerate additional economic activity in local communities.
•
Continue Unemployment Insurance
for those seeking employment, which will help protect people whoare out of work and keep families out of poverty.
•
Invest in subsidized and transitional employment programs
to help disadvantaged workers andstruggling businesses weather the stalled economy and create jobs that will put people back to work andthat pay living wages.
2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey
Social IMPACT Research Center, a program of Heartland Alliance
September 22, 2011 (version 1)
povertyoverview
Poverty Rate in 2010:13.8%
•
The poverty raterosefrom13.3% in 2009, which is
The poverty raterosefrom10.7% in 1999, which is
Number in Poverty in 2010:1,731,711
•
The number of people in povertyrosefrom1,677,093in 2009, which is not a statistically
signiicant change.•
The number of people in povertyrosefrom
1,291,958in1999,whichisastatisticallysigniicant 
change.
03691215
Illinois Poverty Rates Over Time
19992007200820092010
 
extreme povertychild povertyincome
Median Household Income in 2010:$52,972
•
Median household incomedeclinedby3.4% from $54,857in 2009, which isa statistically
signiicant change.•
Median household incomedeclinedby13.1% from $60,965in 1999, which isa statistically
signiicant change.
Childpovertyrelectschildrenwhoarerelatedtotheirhouseholdhead.
2 of 4
Extremepovertyisdeinedashalfthepovertylineor50%FPL.
All prior year’s income data have been updated to 2010 dollars.
Extreme Poverty Rate in 2010:6.1%
•
The extreme poverty raterosefrom6.0% in 2009,
whichisnotastatisticallysigniicant change.•
The extreme poverty raterosefrom5.1% in 1999,
whichisastatisticallysigniicant change.
Number in Extreme Poverty in 2010:764,391
•
The number of people in extreme povertyrose from759,761in 2009, whichis not a statistically
signiicant change.•
The number of people in extreme povertyrosefrom
change.
Child Poverty Rate in 2010:19.2%
•
The child poverty raterosefrom18.6% in
change.
•
The child poverty raterosefrom14.0% in
1999,whichisastatisticallysigniicant change.
Number of Children in Poverty in 2010:590,949
•
The number of children in povertyrosefrom581,466in 2009, which isnot a statistically
signiicant change.•
The number of children in povertyrosefrom443,296in 1999, which isa statistically
signiicant change.
In 2010, a family of threewas considered extremely poor if theirannual income was below $8,687.
012345678012345678
Illinois Extreme Poverty Rates Over Time
19992007200820092010
520005400056000580006000062000520005400056000580006000062000
Illinois Median Household Income Over Time
19992007200820092010
 
low incomehealth insurance coverage
Healthinsurancedatarelectthecivilian,non-institutionalizedpopulationunder
65 years old; sum of uninsured, privately, and publicly insured percents do not addup to 100 because for certain populations it is possible have both public and privatecoverage.3 of 4
Uninsured Rate in 2010:15.5%
•
The uninsured raterosefrom15.0% in
change.
Number of Uninsured in 2010:1,725,416
•
The number of people without healthinsurancerosefrom1,675,198in 2009,
whichisastatisticallysigniicant change.
Type of Insurance in 2010:
•
67.2% are covered by private insurance.
•
19.9% are covered by public insurance.
•
15.5% are uninsured.
Lowincomeisdeinedasabovethepovertylinebutbelowtwicethepovertyline.or100-199%FPL.
Low Income Rate in 2010:17.7%
•Thelowincomeraterosefrom16.9%in2009,whichisastatisticallysigniicant change. •Thelowincomeraterosefrom14.7%in1999,whichisastatisticallysigniicant change.
Number with Low Incomes in 2010:2,220,781
•
The number of people with low incomesrosefrom2,128,485in 2009, whichis a statistically
signiicant change.•
The number of people with low incomesrosefrom1,780,765in 1999, whichis a statistically
signiicant change.
In 2010, a family of three wasconsidered low income if their annualincome was between $17,374 and$34,748.
Illinois Health Insurance Coverage, 2010
 
01020304050607080UninsuredPublicPrivate01020304050607080UninsuredPublicPrivate
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