Berkeley, Illinois Population 2021

5,010
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Berkeley is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 5,010, it is the 329th largest city in Illinois and the 4764th largest city in the United States . Berkeley is currently declining at a rate of -0.38% annually and its population has decreased by -3.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,209 in 2010. Berkeley reached it's highest population of 6,152 in 1970. Spanning over 1 miles, Berkeley has a population density of 3,575 people per square mile.

The average household income in Berkeley is $81,102 with a poverty rate of 4.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $943 per month, and the median house value is $178,700. The median age in Berkeley is 38.7 years, 38.2 years for males, and 39.3 years for females.

Berkeley Demographics

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

  • White: 51.17%
  • Black or African American: 29.18%
  • Other race: 13.33%
  • Two or more races: 2.62%
  • Asian: 2.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.53%
The current population of Berkeley, Illinois is 5,010 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,067.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,209.

Berkeley, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,61851.17%
Black or African American1,49329.18%
Some Other Race68213.33%
Two or More Races1342.62%
Asian1242.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander380.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.53%
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Berkeley Population by Race

Berkeley Population Pyramid $2021

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Berkeley Median Age

38.7


Total

38.2


Male

39.3


Female

Berkeley Adults

There are 4,041 adults, (795 of whom are seniors) in Berkeley.

Berkeley Age Dependency

57.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkeley Sex Ratio

Female

2,412

47.15%

Male

2,704

52.85%

Berkeley Population by Age

Berkeley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Berkeley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married95.2%4.8%
Male91.4%8.6%
All86.1%13.9%
Non Family79.7%20.3%
Female58.3%41.7%

86.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berkeley Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7812.8686.1
Married9233.795.2
Non Family5261.1779.7
Female2043.0758.3
Male1283.4291.4

3.49

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

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Berkeley Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3609.89%
9th to 12th Grade2757.55%
High School Graduate1,31636.14%
Some College69118.98%
Associates Degree3068.40%
Bachelors Degree37710.35%
Graduate Degree3168.68%
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Berkeley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Berkeley Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,2631,205271
Black1,125991293
Hispanic1,08569787
Other Race37725654
2+ Races846427
Asian837531
Native American27

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.35%.

Berkeley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,425$46,471$30,256
Less Than 9th Grade$27,892$35,066$26,705
High School Graduate$34,877$41,500$29,224
Some College$62,969$74,313$41,719
Bachelors Degree$38,295$$38,368
Graduate Degree$36,802$$35,785

$38,425

Average Earnings

$46,471

Average Male

$30,256

Average Female

Berkeley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Berkeley Language by Age

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Berkeley Language

62.72% of Berkeley residents speak only English, while 37.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.00% of the population.

Berkeley Language

Berkeley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,485936.26%
Black1,483775.19%
Hispanic1,920593.07%
Other682263.81%

4.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.42%

Male Poverty Rate

4.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berkeley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berkeley is White, with 6.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkeley is Hispanic, with 3.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.47%.

Berkeley Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.24%
High School6.99%
Some College3.51%
Bachelors or Greater2.74%

Berkeley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.32%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Berkeley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Berkeley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,193$81,102
Families$72,476$92,824
Married Families$79,476-
Non Families$38,889$46,759
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Income by Household Type

Berkeley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Berkeley Married by Age and Sex

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Berkeley 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 35-44.

Berkeley Marital Status by Race

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Berkeley Marital Status

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197

Number of Veterans

188

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam74
Korea28
First Gulf War20
World War II19
Second Gulf War19

Berkeley Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+68
55 to 6460
65 to 7449
35 to 5411
18 to 349

Berkeley Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1108.68%
White874.05%

Berkeley Veterans by Race

Berkeley Veterans by Education

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4.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkeley Veterans by Education

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64.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Berkeley Employment by Age

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Berkeley Employment by Race

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Berkeley 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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73.89%

Born in Berkeley

83.91%

Native Born

16.09%

Foreign Born

6.63%

Non Citizen

9.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.91% of Berkeley residents were born in the United States, with 73.89% having been born in Illinois. 6.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Berkeley Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,010-19-0.38%
20205,029-19-0.38%
20195,048-19-0.37%
20185,067-55-1.07%
20175,122-49-0.95%
20165,171-40-0.77%
20155,211-27-0.52%
20145,238-6-0.11%
20135,24470.13%
20125,237120.23%
20115,225150.29%
20105,210-35-0.07%
20005,2451080.21%
19905,137-330-0.62%
19805,467-685-1.17%
19706,1520.00%

Berkeley Population by Year