Cave, Illinois Population 2024

1,638

Cave is a city located in Franklin County, Hamilton County, Saline County, and Williamson County Illinois. Cave has a 2024 population of 1,638. Cave is currently declining at a rate of -0.67% annually and its population has decreased by -2.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,678 in 2020.

The average household income in Cave is $63,847 with a poverty rate of 13.98%. The median age in Cave is 50.3 years: 50.8 years for males, and 47.6 years for females.

Cave Demographics

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

  • White: 97.18%
  • Other race: 1.5%
  • Two or more races: 1.32%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
35.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
45.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.38% (-40)
The current population of Cave, Illinois is 1,638 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,678.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,62097.18%
Other race251.5%
Two or more races221.32%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cave Population by Race

Cave Population Pyramid 2024

Cave Median Age

50.3

Total

50.8

Male

47.6

Female

Cave Adults

There are 1,340 adults, (472 of whom are seniors) in Cave.

Cave Age Dependency

92.1

Age Dependency Ratio

54.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Cave Sex Ratio

Female92055.19%
Male74744.81%

Cave Population by Age

Cave Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7652.1880.519.5
Married3922.7288.311.7
Non Family2781.0773.426.6
Female723.0780.619.4
Male233.6534.865.2

2.74

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cave Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade927.6%
Associates Degree19215.87%
Bachelors Degree21017.36%
Graduate Degree544.46%
High School Graduate39932.98%
Less Than 9th Grade625.12%
Some College20116.61%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cave Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cave Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,1671,013256
Hispanic24247
2+ Races19191
Other Race777

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Cave Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$33,438
Graduate Degree$62,188$68,750$57,000
High School Graduate$30,859$50,096$10,250
Less Than 9th Grade$81,875$105,208$0
Overall$34,750$50,799$27,014
Some College$36,250$54,643$27,604

$34,750

Average Earnings

$50,799

Average Male

$27,014

Average Female

Cave Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cave Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cave Language

97.14% of Cave residents speak only English, while 2.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.67% of the population.

Cave Language

Cave Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,60319011.85%
Hispanic4242100%
Other2525100%
Multiple2214.55%

13.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.24%

Male Poverty Rate

16.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cave

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cave is Multiple, with 4.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.7%.

Cave Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.73%
High School11.03%
Some College9.41%
Bachelors or Greater5.68%

Cave Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed28%
Female Employed8.21%
Male Employed7.77%
Female Unemployed6.9%

Cave Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cave Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$80,865$77,517
Households$58,451$63,847
Married Families$83,484$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,500$36,428

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cave Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cave Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cave 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 45-54.

Cave Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cave Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

117

Number of Veterans

109

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam47
Korea33
First Gulf War28
Second Gulf War3
World War II0

Cave Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7445
75+37
55 to 6428
35 to 547
18 to 340

Cave Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1178.92%

Cave Veterans by Race

Cave Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cave Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cave Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cave Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cave 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

77.92%

Born in Cave

95.08%

Native Born

4.92%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

4.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.08% of Cave residents were born in the United States, with 77.92% having been born in Illinois. 0.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Cave Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,583-11-0.69%
20281,594-11-0.69%
20271,605-11-0.68%
20261,616-11-0.68%
20251,627-11-0.67%
20241,638-11-0.67%
20231,649-11-0.66%
20221,660-11-0.66%
20211,671-7-0.42%
20201,678-23-1.35%
20191,701-8-0.47%
20181,709-11-0.64%
20171,720-2-0.12%
20161,722-13-0.75%
20151,735-4-0.23%
20141,739-2-0.11%
20131,741-13-0.74%
20121,754-6-0.34%
20111,76010.06%
20101,75900%

Cave Population by Year