Cary, Illinois Population 2022

17,738
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Cary is a city located in McHenry County Illinois. Cary has a 2020 population of 17,738. Cary is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually and its population has decreased by -0.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,826 in 2010.

The average household income in Cary is $117,397 with a poverty rate of 3.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,286 per month, and the median house value is $243,400. The median age in Cary is 40.5 years, 39 years for males, and 42.2 years for females.

Cary Demographics

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

  • White: 92.90%
  • Two or more races: 4.02%
  • Other race: 1.74%
  • Asian: 1.11%
  • Black or African American: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cary, Illinois is 17,738 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,826.

Cary, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,65492.90%
Black or African American410.23%
Asian1991.11%
Some Other Race3121.74%
Two or More Races7204.02%
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Cary Population by Race

Cary Population Pyramid 2022

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Cary Median Age

39.3


Total

37.6


Male

40.8


Female

Cary Adults

There are 13,881 adults, (1,944 of whom are seniors) in Cary.

Cary Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Cary Sex Ratio

Female

8,967

50.02%

Male

8,959

49.98%

Cary Population by Age

Cary Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cary Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married96.6%3.4%
Male90.7%9.3%
All86.7%13.3%
Female72.9%27.1%
Non Family68.7%31.3%

86.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cary Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4592.7786.7
Married3,9733.1696.6
Male1073.2990.7
Female8283.4872.9
Non Family1,5511.3568.7

3.16

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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Cary Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2231.80%
9th to 12th Grade1130.91%
High School Graduate2,10917.04%
Some College3,00724.29%
Associates Degree1,0498.47%
Bachelors Degree3,97032.07%
Graduate Degree1,90715.41%
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Cary Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cary Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races289275216
Asian187187126
White11,15311,0655,413
Hispanic766527122
Other Race171939
Black4132

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 74.74%.

Cary Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,792$67,308$40,457
Less Than 9th Grade$39,107$45,784$24,299
High School Graduate$30,265$35,917$26,332
Some College$43,628$64,128$34,321
Bachelors Degree$69,375$83,864$51,111
Graduate Degree$80,288$102,969$71,167

$51,792

Average Earnings

$67,308

Average Male

$40,457

Average Female

Cary Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cary Language by Age

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Cary Language

90.27% of Cary residents speak only English, while 9.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.13% of the population.

Cary Language

Cary Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black411946.34%
Hispanic1,6581086.51%
Multiple720466.39%
Asian19984.02%
White15,3654302.80%
Other88NaN%

3.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.65%

Male Poverty Rate

4.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cary

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cary is Black, with 46.34% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.28%.

Cary Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade5.95%
High School4.88%
Some College3.45%
Bachelors or Greater1.36%

Cary Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.10%
Male Unemployed3.83%
Female Employed2.66%
Female Unemployed15.42%

Cary Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cary Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$105,344$123,370
Families$119,410$137,847
Married Families$128,292-
Non Families$46,761$70,581
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Income by Household Type

Cary Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

56.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Cary Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Cary Marital Status

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733

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War251
First Gulf War144
Vietnam220
Korea49
World War II18

Cary Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3470
35 to 54227
55 to 64136
65 to 74145
75+155

Cary Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7075.41%
Black1331.71%
2+ Races133.45%
Hispanic373.73%

Cary Veterans by Race

Cary Veterans by Education

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1.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cary Veterans by Education

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78.5%

Labor Force Participation

75.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Cary Employment by Age

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Cary Employment by Race

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Cary 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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78.12%

Born in Cary

93.23%

Native Born

6.77%

Foreign Born

2.97%

Non Citizen

3.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.23% of Cary residents were born in the United States, with 78.12% having been born in Illinois. 2.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cary Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19602,5300.00%
19704,3581,8285.59%
19806,6402,2824.30%
199010,0433,4034.22%
200015,5315,4884.46%
201018,2712,7401.64%
201118,227-44-0.24%
201218,183-44-0.24%
201318,139-44-0.24%
201418,095-44-0.24%
201518,051-44-0.24%
201618,007-44-0.24%
201717,963-44-0.24%
201817,919-44-0.24%
201917,875-44-0.25%
202017,826-49-0.27%
202117,782-44-0.25%
202217,738-44-0.25%

Cary Population by Year