Cerro Gordo is a city located in Piatt County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 1,298, it is the 611th largest city in Illinois and the 13408th largest city in the United States. Cerro Gordo is currently declining at a rate of -0.69% annually and its population has decreased by -1.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,316 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Cerro Gordo has a population density of 1,752 people per square mile.
The average household income in Cerro Gordo is $67,888 with a poverty rate of 9.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $824 per month, and the median house value is $94,900. The median age in Cerro Gordo is 34.6 years, 35.7 years for males, and 32.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cerro Gordowas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.
97.72% of Cerro Gordo residents speak only English, while 2.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.43% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Cerro Gordo is White, with 9.35% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Cerro Gordo is Multiple, with 6.25% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.99%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Cerro Gordo
98.67% of Cerro Gordo residents were born in the United States, with 88.63% having been born in Illinois. 1.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.