Cairo is a city located in Alexander County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Alexander County. With a 2020 population of 1,513, it is the 564th largest city in Illinois and the 12514th largest city in the United States. Cairo is currently declining at a rate of -6.78% annually and its population has decreased by -12.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,733 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Cairo has a population density of 217 people per square mile.
The average household income in Cairo is $40,249 with a poverty rate of 36.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $652 per month, and the median house value is $29,400. The median age in Cairo is 37.9 years, 42.2 years for males, and 37 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cairowas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.87%.
99.67% of Cairo residents speak only English, while 0.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.33% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Cairo is Hispanic, with 70.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Cairo is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 21.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.06%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Cairo
100.00% of Cairo residents were born in the United States, with 79.09% 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.
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