Cairo, Illinois Population 2021

1,878
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Cairo is a city located in Alexander County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Alexander County. With a 2020 population of 1,878, it is the 495th largest city in Illinois and the 7845th largest city in the United States . Cairo is currently declining at a rate of -5.15% annually and its population has decreased by -33.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,831 in 2010. Cairo reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 9 miles, Cairo has a population density of 269 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cairo is $40,249 with a poverty rate of 34.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $425 per month, and the median house value is $28,200. The median age in Cairo is 37.9 years, 42.2 years for males, and 37 years for females.

Cairo Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 66.84%
  • White: 29.43%
  • Two or more races: 2.26%
  • Native American: 1.46%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Cairo, Illinois is 1,878 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,082.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,831.

Cairo, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,41766.84%
White62429.43%
Two or More Races482.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native311.46%
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Cairo Population by Race

Cairo Population Pyramid $2021

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Cairo Median Age

37.9


Total

42.2


Male

37


Female

Cairo Adults

There are 1,601 adults, (388 of whom are seniors) in Cairo.

Cairo Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cairo Sex Ratio

Female

1,117

52.69%

Male

1,003

47.31%

Cairo Population by Age

Cairo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cairo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female45.2%54.8%
Non Family63.6%36.4%
All68.1%31.9%
Male78.3%21.7%
Married94.4%5.6%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cairo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8132.4968.1
Non Family3791.1463.6
Married1973.2694.4
Female1774.2345.2
Male603.3578.3

3.5

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Cairo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade785.24%
9th to 12th Grade17111.49%
High School Graduate56237.77%
Some College30020.16%
Associates Degree15410.35%
Bachelors Degree17811.96%
Graduate Degree453.02%
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Cairo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cairo Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black942768113
White532471110
Native American8
Hispanic6

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.68%.

Cairo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,074$21,750$22,169
Less Than 9th Grade$11,121$$11,552
High School Graduate$21,667$25,870$20,000
Some College$25,027$20,875$25,585
Bachelors Degree$78,625$$117,955
Graduate Degree$$$

$22,074

Average Earnings

$21,750

Average Male

$22,169

Average Female

Cairo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cairo Language by Age

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Cairo Language

99.70% of Cairo residents speak only English, while 0.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.30% of the population.

Cairo Language

Cairo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,40451336.54%
White54113925.69%
Native3131100.00%
Hispanic171164.71%

34.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.27%

Male Poverty Rate

40.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cairo

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cairo is White, with 25.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.80%.

Cairo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade71.30%
Some College25.68%
Bachelors or Greater13.49%
High School10.92%

Cairo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.44%
Male Unemployed35.56%
Female Employed17.96%
Male Employed10.34%

Cairo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cairo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$26,439$40,249
Families$31,761$38,400
Married Families$36,250-
Non Families$23,594$41,222
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Income by Household Type

Cairo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.1%

Male Marriage Rate

28.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cairo Married by Age and Sex

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Cairo 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 55-64.

Cairo Marital Status by Race

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Cairo Marital Status

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214

Number of Veterans

176

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam59
First Gulf War52
Korea29
Second Gulf War21
World War II

Cairo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5486
55 to 6446
65 to 7444
75+36
18 to 342

Cairo Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black15614.94%
White5810.56%

Cairo Veterans by Race

Cairo Veterans by Education

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11.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cairo Veterans by Education

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46.3%

Labor Force Participation

43.1%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Cairo Employment by Age

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Cairo Employment by Race

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Cairo 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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74.15%

Born in Cairo

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Cairo residents were born in the United States, with 74.15% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cairo Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,878-102-5.15%
20201,980-102-4.90%
20192,082-102-4.67%
20182,184-86-3.79%
20172,270-65-2.78%
20162,335-111-4.54%
20152,446-118-4.60%
20142,564-55-2.10%
20132,619-38-1.43%
20122,657-85-3.10%
20112,742-77-2.73%
20102,819-813-2.50%
20003,632-1,214-2.84%
19904,846-1,085-2.00%
19805,931-346-0.57%
19706,277-3,071-3.90%
19609,348-2,775-2.57%
195012,123-2,284-1.71%
194014,4078750.63%
193013,532-1,671-1.16%
192015,2036550.44%
191014,5481,9821.48%
190012,5662,2421.98%
189010,3241,3131.37%
18809,0112,7443.70%
18706,2670.00%

Cairo Population by Year