Warren County is located in the western part of Illinois and is part of the Quad Cities metropolitan area. The county has a population of 17,842 and a population density of 21.6 people per square mile. The median household income in Warren County is $51,958, which is slightly below the national median of $57,652. The median home value in Warren County is $118,000, which is significantly lower than the national median of $219,700.
The economy of Warren County is largely based on agriculture, with the majority of the county's workforce employed in farming and related industries. The unemployment rate in Warren County is 4.2%, which is slightly lower than the national average of 4.7%. The largest employers in the county are the Warren County Hospital, the Warren County School District, and the Warren County Sheriff's Office.
Demographically, Warren County is primarily white, with a population that is 86.3% Caucasian. The remaining population is made up of African Americans (7.9%), Hispanics (3.2%), and Asians (1.6%). The median age in Warren County is 41.2 years, which is slightly higher than the national median of 38.2 years.
Education in Warren County is provided by the Warren County School District, which consists of two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The school district also offers a variety of alternative education programs, including an online academy and a home school program. The district has a graduation rate of 89.4%, which is slightly higher than the national average of 84.6%.
Real estate in Warren County is relatively affordable, with the median home value being significantly lower than the national median. The median rent in Warren County is $743, which is slightly lower than the national median of $949. The majority of housing in Warren County is owner-occupied, with only 24.7% of housing units being renter-occupied.