Cary, Illinois Population 2024

17,746

Cary is a city located in McHenry County Illinois. Cary has a 2024 population of 17,746. Cary is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually and its population has decreased by -0.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,807 in 2020.

The average household income in Cary is $132,209 with a poverty rate of 4.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cary is 39 years, 37.6 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Cary Demographics

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

  • White: 89.47%
  • Two or more races: 6.11%
  • Other race: 2.38%
  • Asian: 1.45%
  • Native American: 0.3%
  • Black or African American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
Land Area (mi²)
6.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,846.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.34% (-61)
The current population of Cary, Illinois is 17,746 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,807.

Cary, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,99789.47%
Two or more races1,0926.11%
Other race4252.38%
Asian2591.45%
Native American530.3%
Black or African American420.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.07%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cary Population by Race

Cary Population Pyramid 2024

Cary Median Age

39

Total

37.6

Male

40.8

Female

Cary Adults

There are 13,706 adults, (2,282 of whom are seniors) in Cary.

Cary Age Dependency

56.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Cary Sex Ratio

Female8,91049.83%
Male8,97050.17%

Cary Population by Age

Cary Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,3842.7985.714.3
Married3,9903.1397.72.3
Non Family1,5181.4963.636.4
Female7273.6165.234.8
Male1493.0489.310.7
showing: 5 rows

3.14

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

85.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cary 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

Cary Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cary 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 native american people with a rate of 73.58%.

Cary Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$58,849

Average Earnings

$79,189

Average Male

$46,760

Average Female

Cary Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cary Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cary Language

90.09% of Cary residents speak only English, while 9.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.23% of the population.

Cary Language

Cary Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White14,8754693.15%
Multiple1,09218717.12%
Hispanic1,964884.48%
Other3968020.2%
Black422354.76%
Islander1212100%
Asian23483.42%
showing: 7 rows

4.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.3%

Male Poverty Rate

5.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cary

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cary is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cary is White, with 3.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.58%.

Cary Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.33%
High School9.03%
Some College3.36%
Bachelors or Greater1.94%
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Cary Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed7.54%
Male Unemployed5.44%
Female Employed2.25%
Male Employed0.62%
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Cary Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cary Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cary Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.8%

Male Marriage Rate

55.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Cary Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cary 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 45-54.

Cary Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cary Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

747

Number of Veterans

645

Male Veterans

102

Female Veterans

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Cary Veterans by War

count

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Cary Veterans by Age

count

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Cary Veterans by Race

Cary Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cary Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.3%

Labor Force Participation

71.5%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Cary Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cary Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cary 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

74.52%

Born in Cary

93%

Native Born

7%

Foreign Born

1.92%

Non Citizen

5.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93% of Cary residents were born in the United States, with 74.52% having been born in Illinois. 1.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cary Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,536-42-0.24%
202817,578-42-0.24%
202717,620-42-0.24%
202617,662-42-0.24%
202517,704-42-0.24%
202417,746-42-0.24%
202317,788-42-0.24%
202217,830-42-0.24%
202117,872650.37%
202017,807-240-1.33%
201918,0472191.23%
201817,828-49-0.27%
201717,877-22-0.12%
201617,899-93-0.52%
201517,992-30-0.17%
201418,022-48-0.27%
201318,070-126-0.69%
201218,196-76-0.42%
201118,272-74-0.4%
201018,3462,81518.13%
200015,5315,48854.65%
199010,0433,40351.25%
19806,6402,28252.36%
19704,3581,82872.25%
19602,530
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Cary Population by Year