Bellwood, Illinois Population 2021

18,380
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Bellwood is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 18,380, it is the 136th largest city in Illinois and the 1986th largest city in the United States . Bellwood is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -3.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,071 in 2010. Bellwood reached it's highest population of 22,096 in 1970. Spanning over 2 miles, Bellwood has a population density of 7,664 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bellwood is $74,871 with a poverty rate of 10.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,068 per month, and the median house value is $151,200. 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 Bellwood was:

  • Black or African American: 74.28%
  • White: 13.74%
  • Other race: 9.81%
  • Two or more races: 1.22%
  • Asian: 0.89%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bellwood, Illinois is 18,380 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,818.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,071.

Bellwood, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American14,11074.28%
White2,61013.74%
Some Other Race1,8639.81%
Two or More Races2321.22%
Asian1690.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.06%
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Bellwood Population by Race

Bellwood Population Pyramid $2021

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Bellwood Median Age

36.5


Total

34.6


Male

38.2


Female

Bellwood Adults

There are 14,781 adults, (2,859 of whom are seniors) in Bellwood.

Bellwood Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bellwood Sex Ratio

Female

10,297

54.21%

Male

8,699

45.79%

Bellwood Population by Age

Bellwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bellwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male76.5%23.5%
Married76.4%23.6%
Female73.6%26.4%
All69.1%30.9%
Non Family54.4%45.6%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bellwood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2213.0469.1
Married2,4033.8676.4
Non Family1,8941.0654.4
Female1,4264.0873.6
Male4983.6376.5

3.78

Average Family Size

3.04

Average Household Size

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Bellwood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8256.44%
9th to 12th Grade1,0258.00%
High School Graduate4,38634.23%
Some College3,30225.77%
Associates Degree9997.80%
Bachelors Degree1,72113.43%
Graduate Degree5574.35%
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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
Black9,6378,7031,753
Hispanic2,1141,302198
Other Race1,118691102
White697598165
Asian16015375
2+ Races14613873
Native American121212

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$37,878$40,031$36,283
Less Than 9th Grade$30,497$35,410$15,645
High School Graduate$31,337$32,167$30,185
Some College$38,902$48,632$35,127
Bachelors Degree$46,321$47,448$44,653
Graduate Degree$57,863$55,804$58,629

$37,878

Average Earnings

$40,031

Average Male

$36,283

Average Female

Bellwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bellwood Language by Age

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Bellwood Language

83.73% of Bellwood residents speak only English, while 16.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.29% of the population.

Bellwood Language

Bellwood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black13,9791,1968.56%
Hispanic3,51754615.52%
Other1,86332717.55%
White871768.73%
Multiple2305523.91%
Asian1692816.57%
Native1212100.00%

10.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.61%

Male Poverty Rate

12.23%

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 Black, with 8.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.78%.

Bellwood Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.94%
High School12.71%
Bachelors or Greater7.30%
Some College5.75%

Bellwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed21.12%
Female Unemployed19.92%
Male Employed7.41%
Female Employed3.59%

Bellwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bellwood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,557$74,871
Families$66,595$87,804
Married Families$74,625-
Non Families$29,981$39,884
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Income by Household Type

Bellwood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.7%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

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 Over 65, 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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1,053

Number of Veterans

875

Male Veterans

178

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam357
First Gulf War324
Second Gulf War215
World War II7
Korea

Bellwood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54337
65 to 74273
18 to 34189
55 to 64151
75+103

Bellwood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black8787.76%
White965.02%
Hispanic793.32%
Other Race493.97%
Native American12100.00%
2+ Races117.43%
Asian74.32%

Bellwood Veterans by Race

Bellwood Veterans by Education

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9.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bellwood Veterans by Education

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

8.9%

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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69.79%

Born in Bellwood

91.71%

Native Born

8.29%

Foreign Born

4.52%

Non Citizen

3.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.71% of Bellwood residents were born in the United States, with 69.79% having been born in Illinois. 4.52% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,380-146-0.79%
202018,526-146-0.78%
201918,672-146-0.78%
201818,818-172-0.91%
201718,990-178-0.93%
201619,168-131-0.68%
201519,2991400.73%
201419,159-20-0.10%
201319,179170.09%
201219,162430.22%
201119,119530.28%
201019,066-1,469-0.74%
200020,5352940.14%
199020,2414300.21%
198019,811-2,285-1.09%
197022,0961,3670.64%
196020,72911,9839.01%
19508,7463,5265.30%
19405,2202290.45%
19304,9910.00%

Bellwood Population by Year