Bradley, Illinois Population 2024

15,100

Bradley is a city located in Kankakee County Illinois. Bradley has a 2024 population of 15,100. Bradley is currently declining at a rate of -0.44% annually and its population has decreased by -1.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,379 in 2020.

The average household income in Bradley is $79,152 with a poverty rate of 12.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bradley is 36 years, 34.4 years for males, and 37.8 years for females.

Bradley Demographics

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

  • White: 83.89%
  • Black or African American: 7.13%
  • Two or more races: 5.66%
  • Other race: 2.45%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,179.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.81% (-279)
The current population of Bradley, Illinois is 15,100 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,379.

Bradley, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,90183.89%
Black or African American1,0977.13%
Two or more races8705.66%
Other race3772.45%
Asian900.59%
Native American440.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bradley Population by Race

Bradley Population Pyramid 2024

Bradley Median Age

36

Total

34.4

Male

37.8

Female

Bradley Adults

There are 12,108 adults, (2,304 of whom are seniors) in Bradley.

Bradley Age Dependency

56.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bradley Sex Ratio

Female7,83950.97%
Male7,54049.03%

Bradley Population by Age

Bradley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,9872.5563.436.6
Married2,5403.3280.219.8
Non Family2,3451.3954.945.1
Female7083.1240.159.9
Male3943.3948.551.5
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3.14

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

63.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bradley 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

Bradley Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bradley 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 asian people with a rate of 68.18%.

Bradley Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,427

Average Earnings

$56,250

Average Male

$35,872

Average Female

Bradley Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bradley Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bradley Language

90.4% of Bradley residents speak only English, while 9.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.13% of the population.

Bradley Language

Bradley Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,0571,1099.2%
Black1,06639236.77%
Hispanic1,62925015.35%
Multiple87014116.21%
Other377379.81%
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12.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.23%

Male Poverty Rate

15.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bradley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bradley is Black, with 36.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bradley is White, with 9.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.44%.

Bradley Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.38%
High School12.04%
Some College7.04%
Bachelors or Greater2.1%
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Bradley Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed25.15%
Male Unemployed20.2%
Male Employed5.36%
Female Employed5.02%
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Bradley Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bradley Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bradley Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bradley Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bradley 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 45-54.

Bradley Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bradley Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

718

Number of Veterans

661

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

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Bradley Veterans by War

count

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Bradley Veterans by Age

count

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Bradley Veterans by Race

Bradley Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bradley Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bradley Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bradley Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bradley 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

80.12%

Born in Bradley

96.33%

Native Born

3.67%

Foreign Born

1.81%

Non Citizen

1.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.33% of Bradley residents were born in the United States, with 80.12% having been born in Illinois. 1.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bradley Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,770-66-0.44%
202814,836-66-0.44%
202714,902-66-0.44%
202614,968-66-0.44%
202515,034-66-0.44%
202415,100-66-0.44%
202315,166-66-0.43%
202215,232-66-0.43%
202115,298-81-0.53%
202015,379990.65%
201915,280-10-0.07%
201815,290-62-0.4%
201715,352-86-0.56%
201615,438-117-0.75%
201515,555-84-0.54%
201415,639-114-0.72%
201315,753-97-0.61%
201215,850-71-0.45%
201115,921230.14%
201015,8983,11424.36%
200012,7841,99218.46%
199010,792-223-2.02%
198011,0151,13411.48%
19709,8811,79922.26%
19608,0822,38341.81%
19505,6992,01054.49%
19403,68964121.03%
19303,048
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Bradley Population by Year