Woodford County

Snapshot - Woodford County

Population38,903
Households14,362
Median Age40.3
Median Income$66,639
Source: 2013 US Census Bureau

Woodford County borders the Illinois River and the City of Peoria to the west and the cities of Bloomington/Normal to the southeast. This convenient location allows its nearly 39,000 residents to enjoy the quiet, rural setting of the county while taking advantage of quick commutes to either Peoria or Bloomington. The county offers a wide range of recreational activities and amenities, which include the Woodford County Conservation Area, the Metamora Fields Golf Course, and Eureka Lake, with its 240 acre park. The area is home to Eureka College, the college home of President Ronald Reagan, and the historic Metamora Courthouse. Learn more about Woodford County.

Workforce - Woodford

Labor Force19,082
Employed18,128
Unemployed954
Unemployment Rate5%
Avg Yearly Unemployment5.8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2015

Employment By Industry - Woodford

Industry# of Jobs% of Workforce
Total10,717100%
Crop and Animal Production2733%
Construction8088%
Manufacturing2,51623%
Wholesale Trade5785%
Retail Trade9769%
Transportation and Warehousing4004%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,37713%
Accomodation and Food Services7567%
Government1,79417%
Other1,23912%
Source: 2014 EMSI

Top Private Sector Companies - Woodford

RankCompanyEmployees In County
1Eureka Community Unit School District 140260
2Parsons Company221
3CNH America LLC208
4Metamora Community Nursing Home200
5Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka190
6Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation160
7Maple Lawn Homes, Inc148
8Columbus McKinnon Corporation134
9Cox Transfer, Inc130
10Eureka College120

Educational Attainment - Woodford

 High School Graduate +Bachelor's Degree +
Woodford County93%27.6%
Illinois87.3%31.4%
United States86%28.8%
Source: 2013 US Census Bureau
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