Perry County, Illinois Population 2020

Perry County, Illinois's estimated population is 21,297 with a growth rate of -0.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Perry County, Illinois is the 57th largest county in Illinois.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201821,174-123-0.58%
201721,297-94-0.44%
201621,391-125-0.58%
201521,516-24-0.11%
201421,540-174-0.80%
201321,714-130-0.60%
201221,844-418-1.88%
201122,262-53-0.24%
201022,3159034.22%
199021,412-302-1.39%
198021,7141,9579.91%
197019,7575732.99%
196019,184-2,500-11.53%
195021,684-1,754-7.48%
194023,4386712.95%
193022,767-134-0.59%
192022,9018133.68%
191022,0882,25811.39%
190019,8302,30113.13%
189017,5291,5229.51%
188016,0072,28416.64%
187013,7234,17143.67%
18609,5524,27480.98%
18505,2782,05663.81%
18403,2222,007165.19%
18301,2150.00%

How Many People Live in Perry County, Illinois?

21,297

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,87088.24%
Black or African American1,9188.97%
Two or More Races3281.53%
Asian1300.61%
Some Other Race1160.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native220.10%

Perry County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2020

Perry County, Illinois Median Age

41.7


Total

39.6


Male

44.8


Female

Perry County, Illinois Adults

There are 17,306 adults, (3,855 of whom are seniors) in Perry County, Illinois.

Perry County, Illinois Age Dependency

59

Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Perry County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

9,617

44.97%

Male

11,767

55.03%

Perry County, Illinois Households and Families

Perry County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Perry County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.8%12.2%
Male82.7%17.3%
All74.9%25.1%
Non Family63.8%36.2%
Female54.8%45.2%

74.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,3232.2574.9
Married4,0272.8987.8
Non Family2,9031.1163.8
Female1,0812.8254.8
Male3122.6682.7

2.77

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Perry County, Illinois Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5003.26%
9th to 12th Grade1,89412.35%
High School Graduate5,92038.59%
Some College3,57823.32%
Associates Degree1,65210.77%
Bachelors Degree1,2988.46%
Graduate Degree4983.25%

Perry County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,25411,7921,714
Black1,48666915
Hispanic37729110
Multiple Races937610
Asian737347
Other Race5454
Native American2210

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.38%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,116$49,959$23,531
Less Than High School$$40,909$13,627
High School Grad$32,719$42,104$19,394
Some College$35,880$52,108$21,920
Bachelors Degree$46,875$60,833$36,939
Graduate Degree$61,563$89,375$56,172

$36,116

Average Earnings

$49,959

Average Male

$23,531

Average Female

Perry County, Illinois Language

Perry County, Illinois Language by Age

Perry County, Illinois Language

96.64% of Perry County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.97% of the population.

Perry County, Illinois Poverty

Perry County, Illinois Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,6582,77915.74%
Black22010346.82%
Multiple3287322.26%
Hispanic3716718.06%
Native221359.09%
Asian130118.46%

16.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.42%

Male Poverty Rate

21.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perry County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Illinois is Native, with 59.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Illinois is Asian, with 8.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.67%
High School14.27%
Some College11.60%
Bachelors or Greater4.37%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.25%
Male Unemployed29.55%
Female Employed13.44%
Male Employed3.51%

Perry County, Illinois Income

Perry County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,298$61,778
Families$62,026$76,942
Married Families$75,753-
Non Families$22,958$30,107

Perry County, Illinois Marital Status

Perry County, Illinois Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Perry County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

Perry County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Perry County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Perry County, Illinois Veterans

1,464

Number of Veterans

1,377

Male Veterans

87

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam471
Second Gulf War226
First Gulf War198
Korea153
World War II59

Perry County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4289.44%
Black231.25%
2 or More1312.38%

Perry County, Illinois Veterans by Education

3.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perry County, Illinois Employment Status

48.3%

Labor Force Participation

44.9%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Perry County, Illinois Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

86.34%

Born in Illinois

98.90%

Native Born

1.10%

Foreign Born

0.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.90% of Perry County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 86.34% having been born in Illinois. 0.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Perry County, Illinois

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Du Quoin61095849-260-4.26%
Pinckneyville56485404-244-4.32%
Tamaroa638606-32-5.02%
Willisville633602-31-4.90%
Cutler441418-23-5.22%
St. Johns219207-12-5.48%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990