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Community demographics

Data

Population statistics

  • City population: 12,252
  • County population: 34,668

Age makeup

City County
Persons under 5 6.8% 6.3%
Persons under 18 23.1% 24%
Persons 18-65 51.2% 51.1%

 

Education level

  • High school graduate or higher (age 25+): 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher (age 25+): 21.5%

Household information

  • Median household income: $56,242
  • Median home value $151,400

Employment numbers

Effingham County December 2023 Effingham eight county region December 2023 Effingham County annual average 2023
Total labor force 20,405 98,856 20,051
Total employment 19,722 94,721 19,413
Total unemployment number 683 4,135 638
Total unemployment rate 3.3 4.3 3.2

Property tax rate

2022 Property Tax Rate

Payable in 2023

  • City: 1.0769
  • County: 0.6128
  • School District: 3.4806
  • Community College: 0.5463
  • Park District: 0.5845
  • Water Authority: 0.0092
  • Township: 0.0866
  • Township R&B: 0.1560
  • Library: 0.2901
  • Total: $6.8434 per $100 assessed valuation

Major Employers

  • HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital - 864
  • Heartland Dental - 600
  • The Equity - 498
  • Flex-N-Gate - 490
  • Patterson Companies - 450
  • Sherwin Williams Company - 375
  • South Central FS - 240
  • John Boos and Co - 223
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