Beardstown, Illinois Population 2022

5,917
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Beardstown is a city located in Cass County Illinois. Beardstown has a 2020 population of 5,917. Beardstown is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually and its population has decreased by -0.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,951 in 2010.

The average household income in Beardstown is $51,475 with a poverty rate of 22.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $617 per month, and the median house value is $71,000. The median age in Beardstown is 33.6 years, 31.1 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

Beardstown Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Beardstownwas:

  • White: 77.14%
  • Black or African American: 9.12%
  • Other race: 7.67%
  • Two or more races: 4.78%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.29%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Beardstown, Illinois is 5,917 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,951.

Beardstown, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,24677.14%
Black or African American5029.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander711.29%
Some Other Race4227.67%
Two or More Races2634.78%
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Beardstown Population by Race

Beardstown Population Pyramid 2022

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Beardstown Median Age

33


Total

31.4


Male

34.2


Female

Beardstown Adults

There are 4,021 adults, (688 of whom are seniors) in Beardstown.

Beardstown Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Beardstown Sex Ratio

Female

2,834

51.49%

Male

2,670

48.51%

Beardstown Population by Age

Beardstown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Beardstown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female77%23%
Married75.9%24.1%
All67.6%32.4%
Non Family62.5%37.5%
Male23.1%76.9%

67.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Beardstown Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1552.567.6
Married8833.3475.9
Male1432.9423.1
Female3263.3377
Non Family8031.1862.5

3.18

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Beardstown Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade40811.75%
9th to 12th Grade50214.45%
High School Graduate1,39940.28%
Some College60117.30%
Associates Degree2065.93%
Bachelors Degree2266.51%
Graduate Degree1313.77%
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Beardstown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Beardstown Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race2349879
Hispanic1,002435127
White2,1441,890223
Black30723430
Islander6852
2+ Races405

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.15%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 33.76%.

Beardstown Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,679$36,986$23,990
Less Than 9th Grade$31,000$34,135$26,065
High School Graduate$34,412$38,636$29,318
Some College$32,222$40,000$21,318
Bachelors Degree$$51,429$
Graduate Degree$$56,875$

$32,679

Average Earnings

$36,986

Average Male

$23,990

Average Female

Beardstown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Beardstown Language by Age

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Beardstown Language

63.75% of Beardstown residents speak only English, while 36.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.04% of the population.

Beardstown Language

Beardstown Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black50221442.63%
White2,70853319.68%
Other84NaN%
Hispanic2,09346422.17%
Multiple26362.28%

22.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.34%

Male Poverty Rate

26.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beardstown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beardstown is Black, with 42.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beardstown is Multiple, with 2.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.88%.

Beardstown Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.47%
High School24.06%
Some College5.06%
Bachelors or Greater24.93%

Beardstown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed11.27%
Male Unemployed36.53%
Female Employed19.25%
Female Unemployed22.99%

Beardstown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Beardstown Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,425$52,220
Families$49,500$57,846
Married Families$65,868-
Non Families$29,538$36,962
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Income by Household Type

Beardstown Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Beardstown Married by Age and Sex

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Beardstown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Beardstown Marital Status by Race

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Beardstown Marital Status

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212

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War17
First Gulf War32
Vietnam80
Korea11
World War II6

Beardstown Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 344
35 to 5448
55 to 6423
65 to 7480
75+57

Beardstown Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1956.06%
Black174.91%
Hispanic171.40%

Beardstown Veterans by Race

Beardstown Veterans by Education

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3.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beardstown Veterans by Education

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64.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Beardstown Employment by Age

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Beardstown Employment by Race

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Beardstown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.55%

Born in Beardstown

75.69%

Native Born

24.31%

Foreign Born

18.95%

Non Citizen

5.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.69% of Beardstown residents were born in the United States, with 62.55% having been born in Illinois. 18.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Beardstown Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18702,5280.00%
18803,1356072.18%
18904,2261,0913.03%
19004,8276011.34%
19106,1071,2802.38%
19207,1111,0041.53%
19306,344-767-1.13%
19406,5051610.25%
19506,080-425-0.67%
19606,2942140.35%
19706,222-72-0.11%
19806,3381160.18%
19905,270-1,068-1.83%
20005,7664960.90%
20106,1233570.60%
20116,106-17-0.28%
20126,089-17-0.28%
20136,072-17-0.28%
20146,055-17-0.28%
20156,038-17-0.28%
20166,021-17-0.28%
20176,004-17-0.28%
20185,987-17-0.28%
20195,970-17-0.28%
20205,951-19-0.32%
20215,934-17-0.29%
20225,917-17-0.29%

Beardstown Population by Year