Cartwright, Illinois Population 2024

1,492

Cartwright is a city located in Menard County, Morgan County, and Sangamon County Illinois. Cartwright has a 2024 population of 1,492. Cartwright is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually and its population has decreased by -1.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,513 in 2020.

The average household income in Cartwright is $109,850 with a poverty rate of 3.51%. The median age in Cartwright is 39.8 years: 39.1 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Cartwright Demographics

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

  • White: 97.98%
  • Native American: 0.97%
  • Two or more races: 0.88%
  • Asian: 0.18%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
72.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
20.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.39% (-21)
The current population of Cartwright, Illinois is 1,492 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,513.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,11697.98%
Native American110.97%
Two or more races100.88%
Asian20.18%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Native American

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Cartwright Population by Race

Cartwright Population Pyramid 2024

Cartwright Median Age

39.8

Total

39.1

Male

42.7

Female

Cartwright Adults

There are 854 adults, (175 of whom are seniors) in Cartwright.

Cartwright Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Cartwright Sex Ratio

Female55648.81%
Male58351.19%

Cartwright Population by Age

Cartwright Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4582.4983.616.4
Married2622.9690.89.2
Non Family1221.337327
Female522.8873.126.9
Male222.3281.818.2

2.9

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

83.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cartwright Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade242.98%
Associates Degree13116.27%
Bachelors Degree12415.4%
Graduate Degree607.45%
High School Graduate25731.93%
Less Than 9th Grade60.75%
Some College20325.22%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cartwright Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cartwright Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White788758183
2+ Races880
Native American771
Asian220

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 white people with a rate of 23.22%.

Cartwright Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$68,333$69,821$61,136
Graduate Degree$67,188$151,250$36,705
High School Graduate$40,917$40,500$45,250
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$49,200$51,563$47,500
Some College$43,047$42,135$43,594

$49,200

Average Earnings

$51,563

Average Male

$47,500

Average Female

Cartwright Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cartwright Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cartwright Language

99.73% of Cartwright residents speak only English, while 0.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.27% of the population.

Cartwright Language

Cartwright Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,116403.58%

3.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.29%

Male Poverty Rate

2.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cartwright

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cartwright is White, with 3.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cartwright is White, with 3.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.37%.

Cartwright Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30%
High School7.39%
Some College1.5%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Cartwright Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed17.65%
Male Employed6.08%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Cartwright Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cartwright Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$100,000$125,598
Households$90,625$109,850
Married Families$101,029$-999,999,999
Non Families$56,471$66,219

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cartwright Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

58.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Cartwright Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cartwright 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 35-44.

Cartwright Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cartwright Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

110

Number of Veterans

90

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War55
First Gulf War44
Vietnam31
Korea6
World War II0

Cartwright Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5447
75+31
65 to 7416
18 to 3412
55 to 644

Cartwright Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White10812.93%
Native American228.57%

Cartwright Veterans by Race

Cartwright Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cartwright Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.3%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Cartwright Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cartwright Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cartwright 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

84.9%

Born in Cartwright

99.56%

Native Born

0.44%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.56% of Cartwright residents were born in the United States, with 84.9% having been born in Illinois. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cartwright Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,467-5-0.34%
20281,472-5-0.34%
20271,477-5-0.34%
20261,482-5-0.34%
20251,487-5-0.34%
20241,492-5-0.33%
20231,497-5-0.33%
20221,502-5-0.33%
20211,507-6-0.4%
20201,513553.77%
20191,458-11-0.75%
20181,469-8-0.54%
20171,477-8-0.54%
20161,485-9-0.6%
20151,494-3-0.2%
20141,497-1-0.07%
20131,498-3-0.2%
20121,50110.07%
20111,50070.47%
20101,49300%

Cartwright Population by Year