Beardstown, Illinois Population 2021

6,021
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Beardstown is a city located in Cass County Illinois. Beardstown has a 2020 population of 6,021. Beardstown is currently declining at a rate of -1.36% annually and its population has decreased by -13.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,979 in 2010. Beardstown reached it's highest population of 6,979 in 2010.

The average household income in Beardstown is $53,149 with a poverty rate of 22.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $588 per month, and the median house value is $71,800. The median age in Beardstown is 36.4 years, 34 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Beardstown Demographics

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

  • White: 80.96%
  • Black or African American: 9.83%
  • Other race: 8.19%
  • Two or more races: 1.02%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Beardstown, Illinois is 6,021 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,270.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,979.

Beardstown, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,15880.96%
Black or African American6269.83%
Some Other Race5228.19%
Two or More Races651.02%
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Beardstown Population by Race

Beardstown Population Pyramid $2021

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Beardstown Median Age

36.4


Total

34


Male

38


Female

Beardstown Adults

There are 4,697 adults, (1,017 of whom are seniors) in Beardstown.

Beardstown Age Dependency

73.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Beardstown Sex Ratio

Female

3,266

51.26%

Male

3,105

48.74%

Beardstown Population by Age

Beardstown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Beardstown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
All67.3%32.7%
Female62.1%37.9%
Non Family61%39%
Male36.3%63.7%

67.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Beardstown Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4992.567.3
Married1,0573.1379.4
Non Family8971.2261
Female3773.562.1
Male1683.2136.3

3.1

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 Grade3438.18%
9th to 12th Grade70316.77%
High School Graduate1,83243.70%
Some College62614.93%
Associates Degree2495.94%
Bachelors Degree2977.08%
Graduate Degree1423.39%
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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
White2,7602,414293
Hispanic1,141534127
Black38827534
Other Race29013087
2+ Races17176

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 35.29%.

Beardstown Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,563$36,359$24,489
Less Than 9th Grade$31,207$33,942$27,208
High School Graduate$30,575$36,702$25,903
Some College$27,473$39,750$20,789
Bachelors Degree$27,500$61,458$
Graduate Degree$31,833$32,857$

$30,563

Average Earnings

$36,359

Average Male

$24,489

Average Female

Beardstown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Beardstown Language by Age

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Beardstown Language

66.87% of Beardstown residents speak only English, while 33.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.36% of the population.

Beardstown Language

Beardstown Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,55970919.92%
Hispanic2,17553424.55%
Black62115124.32%
Other52210319.73%
Multiple651218.46%

22.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.69%

Male Poverty Rate

24.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beardstown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beardstown is Hispanic, with 24.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beardstown is Multiple, with 18.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.99%.

Beardstown Poverty

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Name Poverty
Bachelors or Greater23.23%
Less Than 9th Grade19.73%
High School19.49%
Some College11.20%

Beardstown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed48.32%
Female Unemployed23.36%
Female Employed22.73%
Male Employed9.02%

Beardstown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Beardstown Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,177$53,149
Families$47,089$59,046
Married Families$60,250-
Non Families$28,918$38,188
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Income by Household Type

Beardstown Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

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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329

Number of Veterans

329

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam131
First Gulf War60
Korea19
Second Gulf War14
World War II6

Beardstown Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74124
75+81
35 to 5467
55 to 6453
18 to 344

Beardstown Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2997.73%
Hispanic302.30%
Other Race174.46%
Black133.04%

Beardstown Veterans by Race

Beardstown Veterans by Education

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4.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beardstown Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

8%

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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68.17%

Born in Beardstown

79.19%

Native Born

20.81%

Foreign Born

15.88%

Non Citizen

4.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.19% of Beardstown residents were born in the United States, with 68.17% having been born in Illinois. 15.88% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,021-83-1.36%
20206,104-83-1.34%
20196,187-83-1.32%
20186,270-96-1.51%
20176,366-99-1.53%
20166,465-89-1.36%
20156,554-127-1.90%
20146,681-112-1.65%
20136,793-76-1.11%
20126,869-105-1.51%
20116,974-5-0.07%
20106,9790.00%

Beardstown Population by Year