U.S. Beacon June 14, 2024

Watseka, IL

Iroquois County, Illinois

Latitude: 40.776665     Longitude: -87.735515
Population 5,547 (2005)
Elevation of Watseka, Illinois: 637 feet



General Economic Characteristics, 2000 data (id:1779228, place: Watseka city, Illinois)

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over: 4,531 (100%)
In labor force: 2,648 (58.44%)
--Civilian labor force: 2,642 (58.31%)
----Employed: 2,543 (56.12%)
----Unemployed: 99 (2.18%)
------Percent of civilian labor force: 3.7%
--Armed Forces: 6 (0.13%)
Not in labor force: 1,883 (41.56%)
Females 16 years and over: 2,499 (55.15%)
In labor force: 1,273 (28.1%)
--Civilian labor force: 1,273 (28.1%)
----Employed: 1,215 (26.82%)
Own children under 6 years: 417 (9.2%)
All parents in family in labor force: 292 (6.44%)

COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over: 2,523 (100%)
Car, truck, or van - - drove alone: 2,004 (79.43%)
Car, truck, or van - - carpooled: 258 (10.23%)
Public transportation (including taxicab): 9 (0.36%)
Walked: 161 (6.38%)
Other means: 24 (0.95%)
Worked at home: 67 (2.66%)
Mean travel time to work: 17.6 minutes

OCCUPATION
Employed civilian population 16 years and over: 2,543 (100%)
Management, professional, and related occupations: 516 (20.29%)
Service occupations: 493 (19.39%)
Sales and office occupations: 627 (24.66%)
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.: 11 (0.43%)
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations: 214 (8.42%)
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations: 682 (26.82%)

INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining: 52 (2.04%)
Construction: 142 (5.58%)
Manufacturing: 487 (19.15%)
Wholesale trade.: 52 (2.04%)
Retail trade: 385 (15.14%)
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities: 177 (6.96%)
Information: 43 (1.69%)
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing: 138 (5.43%)
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services: 64 (2.52%)
Educational, health and social services: 532 (20.92%)
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services: 152 (5.98%)
Other services (except public administration): 194 (7.63%)
Public administration: 125 (4.92%)

CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers: 1,991 (78.29%)
Government workers: 295 (11.6%)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business: 238 (9.36%)
Unpaid family workers: 19 (0.75%)

INCOME IN 1999
Households: 2,322 (100%)
Less than $10,000: 287 (12.36%)
$10,000 to $14,999: 254 (10.94%)
$15,000 to $24,999: 378 (16.28%)
$25,000 to $34,999: 411 (17.7%)
$35,000 to $49,999: 340 (14.64%)
$50,000 to $74,999: 429 (18.48%)
$75,000 to $99,999: 116 (5%)
$100,000 to $149,999: 57 (2.45%)
$150,000 to $199,999: 33 (1.42%)
$200,000 or more: 17 (0.73%)
Median household income: $30,440

With earnings: 1,638 (70.54%)
--Mean earnings: $39,342
With Social Security income: 960 (41.34%)
--Mean Social Security income: $11,643
With Supplemental Security Income: 87 (3.75%)
--Mean Supplemental Security Income: $6,104
With public assistance income: 109 (4.69%)
--Mean public assistance income: $2,679
With retirement income: 554 (23.86%)
--Mean retirement income: $12,278

Families: 1,472 (100%)
Less than $10,000: 116 (7.88%)
$10,000 to $14,999: 115 (7.81%)
$15,000 to $24,999: 199 (13.52%)
$25,000 to $34,999: 240 (16.3%)
$35,000 to $49,999: 234 (15.9%)
$50,000 to $74,999: 377 (25.61%)
$75,000 to $99,999: 105 (7.13%)
$100,000 to $149,999: 36 (2.45%)
$150,000 to $199,999: 33 (2.24%)
$200,000 or more: 17 (1.15%)
Median family income: $40,000

Per capita income: $16,638

Median earnings (dollars)
Male full-time, year-round workers: $30,516
Female full-time, year-round workers: $19,680

POVERTY STATUS IN 1999
Families: 187 (12.7%)
--With related children under 18 years: 136 (9.24%)
----With related children under 5 years: 99 (6.73%)
Families with female householder, no husband present: 83 (5.64%)
--With related children under 18 years: 83 (5.64%)
----With related children under 5 years: 55 (3.74%)
Individuals: 835 (56.73%)
--18 years and over: 533 (36.21%)
----65 years and over: 94 (6.39%)
--Related children under 18 years: 286 (19.43%)
----Related children 5 to 17 years: 191 (12.98%)
--Unrelated individuals 15 years and over: 247 (16.78%)

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