Beardstown, Illinois Population 2024

5,652

Beardstown is a city located in Cass County Illinois. Beardstown has a 2024 population of 5,652. Beardstown is currently declining at a rate of -1.12% annually and its population has decreased by -4.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,928 in 2020.

The average household income in Beardstown is $65,840 with a poverty rate of 15.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Beardstown is 31.7 years, 30.3 years for males, and 35 years for females.

Beardstown Demographics

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

  • White: 65.43%
  • Two or more races: 12.61%
  • Other race: 9.99%
  • Black or African American: 6.92%
  • Native American: 1.7%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.7%
  • Asian: 1.65%
Land Area (mi²)
3.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,561.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.66% (-276)
The current population of Beardstown, Illinois is 5,652 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,928.

Beardstown, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,85065.43%
Two or more races74212.61%
Other race5889.99%
Black or African American4076.92%
Native American1001.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1001.7%
Asian971.65%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Beardstown Population by Race

Beardstown Population Pyramid 2024

Beardstown Median Age

31.7

Total

30.3

Male

35

Female

Beardstown Adults

There are 4,204 adults, (652 of whom are seniors) in Beardstown.

Beardstown Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Beardstown Sex Ratio

Female2,87548.86%
Male3,00951.14%

Beardstown Population by Age

Beardstown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9922.968.531.5
Married8403.968119
Non Family7271.2359.640.4
Female3043.474.725.3
Male1214.3120.779.3
showing: 5 rows

3.72

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

68.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Beardstown 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

Beardstown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Beardstown 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 50.7%.

Beardstown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,917

Average Earnings

$41,932

Average Male

$32,563

Average Female

Beardstown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Beardstown Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Beardstown Language

60.77% of Beardstown residents speak only English, while 39.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.59% of the population.

Beardstown Language

Beardstown Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,86757720.13%
Hispanic2,26925511.24%
Other58813022.11%
Black4079222.6%
Multiple742283.77%
Asian9766.19%
Native10044%
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15.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.23%

Male Poverty Rate

22.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Beardstown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Beardstown is Black, with 22.6% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Beardstown is Multiple, with 3.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.12%.

Beardstown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater28.74%
High School17.4%
Less Than 9th Grade15.52%
Some College12.4%
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Beardstown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.99%
Female Unemployed19.1%
Female Employed17.35%
Male Employed2.93%
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Beardstown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Beardstown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Beardstown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Beardstown Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Beardstown Marriage

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

Beardstown Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Beardstown Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

172

Number of Veterans

172

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Beardstown Veterans by War

count

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Beardstown Veterans by Age

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Beardstown Veterans by Race

Beardstown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Beardstown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Beardstown Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Beardstown Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Beardstown 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

63.43%

Born in Beardstown

78.26%

Native Born

21.74%

Foreign Born

16.86%

Non Citizen

4.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.26% of Beardstown residents were born in the United States, with 63.43% having been born in Illinois. 16.86% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,332-64-1.19%
20285,396-64-1.17%
20275,460-64-1.16%
20265,524-64-1.15%
20255,588-64-1.13%
20245,652-64-1.12%
20235,716-64-1.11%
20225,780-64-1.1%
20215,844-84-1.42%
20205,9284949.09%
20195,434-94-1.7%
20185,528-85-1.51%
20175,613-75-1.32%
20165,688-82-1.42%
20155,770-114-1.94%
20145,884-102-1.7%
20135,986-69-1.14%
20126,055-90-1.46%
20116,145-9-0.15%
20106,1543886.73%
20005,7664969.41%
19905,270-1,068-16.85%
19806,3381161.86%
19706,222-72-1.14%
19606,2942143.52%
19506,080-425-6.53%
19406,5051612.54%
19306,344-767-10.79%
19207,1111,00416.44%
19106,1071,28026.52%
19004,82760114.22%
18904,2261,09134.8%
18803,13560724.01%
18702,528
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Beardstown Population by Year