Cairo, Illinois Population 2022

1,513
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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 1,513, 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.

Cairo Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 71.97%
  • White: 26.33%
  • Two or more races: 1.70%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Cairo, Illinois is 1,513 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,733.

Cairo, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White49626.33%
Black or African American1,35671.97%
Two or More Races321.70%
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Cairo Population by Race

Cairo Population Pyramid 2022

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Cairo Median Age

47.4


Total

51.4


Male

47.2


Female

Cairo Adults

There are 1,476 adults, (439 of whom are seniors) in Cairo.

Cairo Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cairo Sex Ratio

Female

1,007

53.45%

Male

877

46.55%

Cairo Population by Age

Cairo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cairo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married100%0%
All69.8%30.2%
Female64.9%35.1%
Non Family60.5%39.5%
Male27.8%72.2%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cairo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8282.1669.8
Married1912.54100
Male183.8327.8
Female1684.5264.9
Non Family4511.0660.5

3.42

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Cairo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade443.38%
9th to 12th Grade14611.23%
High School Graduate44634.31%
Some College25919.92%
Associates Degree23718.23%
Bachelors Degree14010.77%
Graduate Degree282.15%
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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
White42437680
2+ Races32324
Black83870284
Hispanic6

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%.

Cairo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$18,895$15,221$19,942
Less Than 9th Grade$11,696$$11,607
High School Graduate$14,226$13,452$16,121
Some College$26,618$$26,176
Bachelors Degree$76,544$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$18,895

Average Earnings

$15,221

Average Male

$19,942

Average Female

Cairo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cairo Language by Age

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Cairo Language

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.

Cairo Language

Cairo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic201470.00%
Black1,34151338.26%
White41612730.53%
OtherNaN%

36.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.88%

Male Poverty Rate

46.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cairo

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%.

Cairo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.77%
High School11.88%
Some College22.54%
Bachelors or Greater10.06%

Cairo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.99%
Male Unemployed25.81%
Female Employed21.88%
Female Unemployed100.00%

Cairo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cairo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,661$41,029
Families$31,280$39,998
Married Families$45,184-
Non Families$25,760$40,992
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Income by Household Type

Cairo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.2%

Male Marriage Rate

25.9%

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 35-44.

Cairo Marital Status by Race

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Cairo Marital Status

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219

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War14
First Gulf War42
Vietnam93
Korea9
World War II

Cairo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 344
35 to 5473
55 to 6446
65 to 7479
75+17

Cairo Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White347.74%
Black18518.41%

Cairo Veterans by Race

Cairo Veterans by Education

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7.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cairo Veterans by Education

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44%

Labor Force Participation

39.7%

Employment Rate

9.9%

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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79.09%

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 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.

Cairo Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18706,2670.00%
18809,0112,7443.70%
189010,3241,3131.37%
190012,5662,2421.98%
191014,5481,9821.48%
192015,2036550.44%
193013,532-1,671-1.16%
194014,4078750.63%
195012,123-2,284-1.71%
19609,348-2,775-2.57%
19706,277-3,071-3.90%
19805,931-346-0.57%
19904,846-1,085-2.00%
20003,632-1,214-2.84%
20102,831-801-2.46%
20112,721-110-3.89%
20122,611-110-4.04%
20132,501-110-4.21%
20142,391-110-4.40%
20152,281-110-4.60%
20162,171-110-4.82%
20172,061-110-5.07%
20181,951-110-5.34%
20191,841-110-5.64%
20201,733-108-5.87%
20211,623-110-6.35%
20221,513-110-6.78%

Cairo Population by Year