Bellwood, Illinois Population 2024

17,483

Bellwood is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Bellwood has a 2024 population of 17,483. Bellwood is currently declining at a rate of -1.68% annually and its population has decreased by -6.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,723 in 2020.

The average household income in Bellwood is $84,647 with a poverty rate of 11.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bellwood is 36.5 years, 33.2 years for males, and 39.7 years for females.

Bellwood Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 71.86%
  • Other race: 12.16%
  • White: 7.93%
  • Two or more races: 7.01%
  • Asian: 0.96%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
7,290.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.62% (-1,240)
The current population of Bellwood, Illinois is 17,483 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,723.

Bellwood, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American13,37471.86%
Other race2,26312.16%
White1,4757.93%
Two or more races1,3057.01%
Asian1790.96%
Native American150.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

Other race

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bellwood Population by Race

Bellwood Population Pyramid 2024

Bellwood Median Age

36.5

Total

33.2

Male

39.7

Female

Bellwood Adults

There are 14,271 adults, (2,738 of whom are seniors) in Bellwood.

Bellwood Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bellwood Sex Ratio

Female10,09954.26%
Male8,51245.74%

Bellwood Population by Age

Bellwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,1113.0377.122.9
Married2,3713.8285.814.2
Female1,7213.7770.429.6
Non Family1,7121.097228
Male3073.6274.925.1
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3.71

Average Family Size

3.03

Average Household Size

77.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bellwood 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

Bellwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bellwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Bellwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,705

Average Earnings

$46,164

Average Male

$37,660

Average Female

Bellwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bellwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bellwood Language

79.5% of Bellwood residents speak only English, while 20.5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.43% of the population.

Bellwood Language

Bellwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black13,2771,3249.97%
Hispanic4,28874317.33%
Multiple1,30432324.77%
Other2,26329212.9%
White6299314.79%
Native1515100%
Asian174148.05%
showing: 7 rows

11.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.88%

Male Poverty Rate

11.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bellwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bellwood is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bellwood is Asian, with 8.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.6%.

Bellwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School15.15%
Less Than 9th Grade12.36%
Bachelors or Greater9.02%
Some College6.58%
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Bellwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed29.68%
Female Unemployed27.62%
Male Employed4.39%
Female Employed3.15%
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Bellwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bellwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bellwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

34.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bellwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bellwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

823

Number of Veterans

761

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

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Bellwood Veterans by War

count

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Bellwood Veterans by Age

count

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Bellwood Veterans by Race

Bellwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bellwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Bellwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bellwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bellwood 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

74.07%

Born in Bellwood

90.54%

Native Born

9.46%

Foreign Born

4.63%

Non Citizen

4.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.54% of Bellwood residents were born in the United States, with 74.07% having been born in Illinois. 4.63% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,988-299-1.84%
202816,287-299-1.8%
202716,586-299-1.77%
202616,885-299-1.74%
202517,184-299-1.71%
202417,483-299-1.68%
202317,782-299-1.65%
202218,081-299-1.63%
202118,380-343-1.83%
202018,723690.37%
201918,654-161-0.86%
201818,815-170-0.9%
201718,985-180-0.94%
201619,165-132-0.68%
201519,2971400.73%
201419,157-23-0.12%
201319,180180.09%
201219,162440.23%
201119,118520.27%
201019,066-1,469-7.15%
200020,5352941.45%
199020,2414302.17%
198019,811-2,285-10.34%
197022,0961,3676.59%
196020,72911,983137.01%
19508,7463,52667.55%
19405,2202294.59%
19304,991
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Bellwood Population by Year