Bellwood, Illinois Population 2022

18,733
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Bellwood is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Bellwood has a 2020 population of 18,733. Bellwood is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually and its population has decreased by -0.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,789 in 2010.

The average household income in Bellwood is $74,871 with a poverty rate of 11.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,043 per month, and the median house value is $161,600. The median age in Bellwood is 36.5 years, 34.6 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Bellwood Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 72.68%
  • White: 12.75%
  • Other race: 9.35%
  • Two or more races: 4.39%
  • Asian: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bellwood, Illinois is 18,733 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,789.

Bellwood, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,39712.75%
Black or African American13,66372.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.06%
Asian1460.78%
Some Other Race1,7579.35%
Two or More Races8254.39%
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Bellwood Population by Race

Bellwood Population Pyramid 2022

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Bellwood Median Age

36.1


Total

33


Male

39.2


Female

Bellwood Adults

There are 14,352 adults, (2,663 of whom are seniors) in Bellwood.

Bellwood Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Bellwood Sex Ratio

Female

10,196

54.24%

Male

8,603

45.76%

Bellwood Population by Age

Bellwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bellwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.8%18.2%
Male77.1%22.9%
Female76.3%23.7%
All73.4%26.6%
Non Family58.9%41.1%

73.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bellwood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,0593.0973.4
Married2,3353.9581.8
Male3893.9477.1
Female1,5863.8276.3
Non Family1,7491.0858.9

3.79

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

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Bellwood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7465.88%
9th to 12th Grade9597.56%
High School Graduate4,34834.29%
Some College3,37026.58%
Associates Degree1,1939.41%
Bachelors Degree1,53712.12%
Graduate Degree5284.16%
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Bellwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bellwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American111111
Asian12411574
White640593167
2+ Races463405109
Black9,4298,5881,539
Hispanic2,1991,369164
Other Race1,05164877

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Bellwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,759$41,011$36,810
Less Than 9th Grade$30,433$36,321$16,927
High School Graduate$36,667$37,447$33,846
Some College$38,239$48,188$34,043
Bachelors Degree$46,125$50,227$41,300
Graduate Degree$59,455$48,750$62,569

$38,759

Average Earnings

$41,011

Average Male

$36,810

Average Female

Bellwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bellwood Language by Age

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Bellwood Language

82.18% of Bellwood residents speak only English, while 17.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.97% of the population.

Bellwood Language

Bellwood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1111100.00%
Asian1465336.30%
Multiple82319824.06%
Hispanic3,80561516.16%
White7588711.48%
Black13,5431,2779.43%
Other284NaN%

11.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.45%

Male Poverty Rate

11.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bellwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bellwood is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bellwood is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.21%.

Bellwood Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade8.32%
High School16.84%
Some College7.99%
Bachelors or Greater5.96%

Bellwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.59%
Male Unemployed29.49%
Female Employed3.76%
Female Unemployed28.60%

Bellwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bellwood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,006$79,058
Families$69,730$90,699
Married Families$77,577-
Non Families$37,104$45,116
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Income by Household Type

Bellwood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

31.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bellwood Married by Age and Sex

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Bellwood 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.

Bellwood Marital Status by Race

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Bellwood Marital Status

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852

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War164
First Gulf War175
Vietnam304
Korea
World War II11

Bellwood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34144
35 to 54209
55 to 64149
65 to 74234
75+116

Bellwood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White945.25%
Black6896.42%
Native American11100.00%
Asian118.40%
Other Race363.00%
2+ Races112.25%
Hispanic863.35%

Bellwood Veterans by Race

Bellwood Veterans by Education

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9.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bellwood Veterans by Education

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65.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bellwood Employment by Age

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Bellwood Employment by Race

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Bellwood 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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73.07%

Born in Bellwood

90.76%

Native Born

9.24%

Foreign Born

4.28%

Non Citizen

4.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.76% of Bellwood residents were born in the United States, with 73.07% having been born in Illinois. 4.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bellwood Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19304,9910.00%
19405,2202290.45%
19508,7463,5265.30%
196020,72911,9839.01%
197022,0961,3670.64%
198019,811-2,285-1.09%
199020,2414300.21%
200020,5352940.14%
201019,071-1,464-0.74%
201119,043-28-0.15%
201219,015-28-0.15%
201318,987-28-0.15%
201418,959-28-0.15%
201518,931-28-0.15%
201618,903-28-0.15%
201718,875-28-0.15%
201818,847-28-0.15%
201918,819-28-0.15%
202018,789-30-0.16%
202118,761-28-0.15%
202218,733-28-0.15%

Bellwood Population by Year