Coal City, Illinois Population 2021

5,309
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Coal City is a city located in Grundy County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 5,309, it is the 318th largest city in Illinois and the 4607th largest city in the United States . Coal City is currently declining at a rate of -0.93% annually and its population has decreased by -4.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,587 in 2010. Coal City reached it's highest population of 5,698 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Coal City has a population density of 949 people per square mile.

The average household income in Coal City is $88,054 with a poverty rate of 7.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,006 per month, and the median house value is $197,100. The median age in Coal City is 35.9 years, 34.5 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

Coal City Demographics

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

  • White: 96.18%
  • Two or more races: 2.17%
  • Black or African American: 1.06%
  • Asian: 0.43%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Coal City, Illinois is 5,309 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,459.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,587.

Coal City, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,09296.18%
Two or More Races1152.17%
Black or African American561.06%
Asian230.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.15%
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Coal City Population by Race

Coal City Population Pyramid $2021

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Coal City Median Age

35.9


Total

34.5


Male

36.8


Female

Coal City Adults

There are 3,907 adults, (612 of whom are seniors) in Coal City.

Coal City Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Coal City Sex Ratio

Female

2,580

48.73%

Male

2,714

51.27%

Coal City Population by Age

Coal City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Coal City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All73.3%26.7%
Non Family68.6%31.4%
Male41.1%58.9%
Female29.3%70.7%

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Coal City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1002.5273.3
Married1,1943.1585.8
Non Family6211.1768.6
Female2292.7129.3
Male563.2341.1

3.01

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Coal City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade361.01%
9th to 12th Grade671.89%
High School Graduate1,25035.19%
Some College1,15132.40%
Associates Degree38710.90%
Bachelors Degree3529.91%
Graduate Degree3098.70%
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Coal City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Coal City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,3613,273602
Hispanic877218
2+ Races515131
Asian2323
Black222210
Native American88

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 60.78%.

Coal City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,424$64,385$36,996
Less Than 9th Grade$$85,568$
High School Graduate$48,307$59,265$34,313
Some College$40,882$80,515$27,202
Bachelors Degree$62,903$66,198$46,250
Graduate Degree$62,571$63,586$61,842

$53,424

Average Earnings

$64,385

Average Male

$36,996

Average Female

Coal City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Coal City Language by Age

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Coal City Language

93.50% of Coal City residents speak only English, while 6.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.48% of the population.

Coal City Language

Coal City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,8543537.27%
Asian2323100.00%

7.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.63%

Male Poverty Rate

10.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Coal City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Coal City is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Coal City is White, with 7.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.35%.

Coal City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College14.50%
Less Than 9th Grade13.59%
High School4.00%
Bachelors or Greater1.06%

Coal City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed14.29%
Female Employed5.62%
Male Unemployed5.22%
Male Employed2.80%

Coal City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Coal City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$74,755$88,054
Families$97,173$102,005
Married Families$105,526-
Non Families$42,270$44,839
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Income by Household Type

Coal City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.1%

Male Marriage Rate

59.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Coal City Married by Age and Sex

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Coal City 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.

Coal City Marital Status by Race

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Coal City Marital Status

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285

Number of Veterans

274

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam119
First Gulf War85
Second Gulf War53
World War II9
Korea8

Coal City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74101
35 to 5486
18 to 3455
75+25
55 to 6418

Coal City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2777.28%
Native American8100.00%

Coal City Veterans by Race

Coal City Veterans by Education

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1.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

9.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Coal City Veterans by Education

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71.4%

Labor Force Participation

67.2%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Coal City Employment by Age

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Coal City Employment by Race

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Coal City 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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84.64%

Born in Coal City

98.09%

Native Born

1.91%

Foreign Born

0.70%

Non Citizen

1.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.09% of Coal City residents were born in the United States, with 84.64% having been born in Illinois. 0.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Coal City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,309-50-0.93%
20205,359-50-0.92%
20195,409-50-0.92%
20185,459-18-0.33%
20175,477-23-0.42%
20165,500-55-0.99%
20155,555-43-0.77%
20145,598-27-0.48%
20135,625-21-0.37%
20125,646-21-0.37%
20115,667-31-0.54%
20105,6989011.74%
20004,7978902.07%
19903,9078792.58%
19803,028-12-0.04%
19703,0401880.64%
19602,8521850.13%
19102,667600.23%
19002,6070.00%

Coal City Population by Year