Cedar, Illinois Population 2024

2,884

Cedar is a city located in Knox County and Warren County Illinois. Cedar has a 2024 population of 2,884. Cedar is currently declining at a rate of -1.6% annually and its population has decreased by -5.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,055 in 2020.

The average household income in Cedar is $72,925 with a poverty rate of 11.03%. The median age in Cedar is 46.7 years: 46.9 years for males, and 46.5 years for females.

Cedar Demographics

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

  • White: 93.97%
  • Two or more races: 2.92%
  • Black or African American: 1.74%
  • Other race: 1.38%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
36.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
80.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.6% (-171)
The current population of Cedar, Illinois is 2,884 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,055.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,86693.97%
Two or more races892.92%
Black or African American531.74%
Other race421.38%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cedar Population by Race

Cedar Population Pyramid 2024

Cedar Median Age

46.7

Total

46.9

Male

46.5

Female

Cedar Adults

There are 2,449 adults, (697 of whom are seniors) in Cedar.

Cedar Age Dependency

74.1

Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cedar Sex Ratio

Female1,44147.25%
Male1,60952.75%

Cedar Population by Age

Cedar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4402.0982.817.2
Married6872.7390.59.5
Non Family6111.1176.923.1
Female1052.9778.121.9
Male373.8148.651.4

2.71

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

82.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cedar Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1094.81%
Associates Degree29312.94%
Bachelors Degree35115.5%
Graduate Degree903.98%
High School Graduate97142.89%
Less Than 9th Grade130.57%
Some College43719.3%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cedar Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cedar Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,1852,068431
Hispanic49490
Other Race42420
2+ Races302510

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 2+ races people with a rate of 33.33%.

Cedar Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$61,250$100,000$47,070
Graduate Degree$57,500$0$0
High School Graduate$48,149$54,375$23,333
Less Than 9th Grade$28,750$0$0
Overall$48,417$65,139$38,380
Some College$50,694$66,583$28,750

$48,417

Average Earnings

$65,139

Average Male

$38,380

Average Female

Cedar Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cedar Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cedar Language

97.92% of Cedar residents speak only English, while 2.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.91% of the population.

Cedar Language

Cedar Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,75232411.77%
Multiple8988.99%

11.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.35%

Male Poverty Rate

7.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cedar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cedar is White, with 11.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cedar is Multiple, with 8.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.66%.

Cedar Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.55%
High School19.92%
Some College4.25%
Bachelors or Greater2.08%

Cedar Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed78.57%
Male Employed2.68%
Female Employed1.48%

Cedar Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cedar Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$82,232$94,205
Households$61,485$72,925
Married Families$96,058$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,450$42,801

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cedar Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.1%

Male Marriage Rate

55.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Cedar Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cedar 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 55-64.

Cedar Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cedar Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

298

Number of Veterans

257

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam96
Korea77
First Gulf War72
Second Gulf War17
World War II0

Cedar Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+105
65 to 7475
35 to 5474
55 to 6433
18 to 3411

Cedar Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White28812.21%
2+ Races1025.64%

Cedar Veterans by Race

Cedar Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cedar Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Cedar Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cedar Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cedar 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

81.97%

Born in Cedar

99.44%

Native Born

0.56%

Foreign Born

0.16%

Non Citizen

0.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.44% of Cedar residents were born in the United States, with 81.97% having been born in Illinois. 0.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cedar Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,649-47-1.74%
20282,696-47-1.71%
20272,743-47-1.68%
20262,790-47-1.66%
20252,837-47-1.63%
20242,884-47-1.6%
20232,931-47-1.58%
20222,978-47-1.55%
20213,025-30-0.98%
20203,05520.07%
20193,053-23-0.75%
20183,076-41-1.32%
20173,117-22-0.7%
20163,139-28-0.88%
20153,167-37-1.15%
20143,204-13-0.4%
20133,217-13-0.4%
20123,230-27-0.83%
20113,257-13-0.4%
20103,27000%

Cedar Population by Year