Arcola, Illinois Population 2024

2,919

Arcola is a city located in Douglas County Illinois. Arcola has a 2024 population of 2,919. Arcola is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -0.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,930 in 2020.

The average household income in Arcola is $75,508 with a poverty rate of 12.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Arcola is 35.1 years, 36.4 years for males, and 30.8 years for females.

Arcola Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Arcola was:

  • White: 69.26%
  • Two or more races: 18.97%
  • Other race: 6.24%
  • Black or African American: 3.63%
  • Native American: 1.61%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,443.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.38% (-11)
The current population of Arcola, Illinois is 2,919 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,930.

Arcola, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,88869.26%
Two or more races51718.97%
Other race1706.24%
Black or African American993.63%
Native American441.61%
Asian80.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Arcola Population by Race

Arcola Population Pyramid 2024

Arcola Median Age

35.1

Total

36.4

Male

30.8

Female

Arcola Adults

There are 1,969 adults, (343 of whom are seniors) in Arcola.

Arcola Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Arcola Sex Ratio

Female1,36950.22%
Male1,35749.78%

Arcola Population by Age

Arcola Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8653.0270.929.1
Married4663.5892.37.7
Non Family2311.3550.649.4
Female904.0433.366.7
Male783.4246.253.8
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3.39

Average Family Size

3.02

Average Household Size

70.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Arcola Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Arcola Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arcola Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Arcola Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,895

Average Earnings

$42,404

Average Male

$34,643

Average Female

Arcola Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arcola Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Arcola Language

59.97% of Arcola residents speak only English, while 40.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.46% of the population.

Arcola Language

Arcola Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,35916211.92%
Hispanic1,1311139.99%
Other170169.41%
Black691420.29%
Native44920.45%
Multiple50320.4%
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12.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.53%

Male Poverty Rate

12.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arcola

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arcola is Native, with 20.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arcola is Multiple, with 0.4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.32%.

Arcola Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.23%
High School12%
Some College7.11%
Bachelors or Greater2.46%
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Arcola Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed15.38%
Female Employed10.94%
Male Employed6.16%
Male Unemployed
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Arcola Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arcola Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Arcola Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Arcola Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Arcola Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Arcola Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Arcola Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

83

Number of Veterans

83

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Arcola Veterans by War

count

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Arcola Veterans by Age

count

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Arcola Veterans by Race

Arcola Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arcola Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.7%

Labor Force Participation

67.4%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Arcola Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Arcola Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Arcola Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.21%

Born in Arcola

88.04%

Native Born

11.96%

Foreign Born

5.61%

Non Citizen

6.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.04% of Arcola residents were born in the United States, with 74.21% having been born in Illinois. 5.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Arcola Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,909-2-0.07%
20282,911-2-0.07%
20272,913-2-0.07%
20262,915-2-0.07%
20252,917-2-0.07%
20242,919-2-0.07%
20232,921-2-0.07%
20222,923-2-0.07%
20212,925-5-0.17%
20202,930993.5%
20192,831-4-0.14%
20182,835-26-0.91%
20172,861-21-0.73%
20162,882-4-0.14%
20152,886-12-0.41%
20142,89840.14%
20132,894-1-0.03%
20122,895
20112,895-19-0.65%
20102,9142629.88%
20002,652-26-0.97%
19902,678-36-1.33%
19802,714
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Arcola Population by Year