Coal City, Illinois Population 2024

5,737

Coal City is a city located in Grundy County Illinois. Coal City has a 2024 population of 5,737. Coal City is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually but its population has increased by 0.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,699 in 2020.

The average household income in Coal City is $104,642 with a poverty rate of 5.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Coal City is 40.5 years, 40.2 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Coal City Demographics

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

  • White: 93.96%
  • Two or more races: 2.95%
  • Other race: 2.13%
  • Black or African American: 0.96%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,025.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.67% (38)
The current population of Coal City, Illinois is 5,737 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,699.

Coal City, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,90393.96%
Two or more races1542.95%
Other race1112.13%
Black or African American500.96%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Coal City Population by Race

Coal City Population Pyramid 2024

Coal City Median Age

40.5

Total

40.2

Male

41.7

Female

Coal City Adults

There are 3,947 adults, (887 of whom are seniors) in Coal City.

Coal City Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Coal City Sex Ratio

Female2,58549.54%
Male2,63350.46%

Coal City Population by Age

Coal City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9952.6279.120.9
Married1,0493.1486.713.3
Non Family6591.2969.530.5
Female1662.8965.134.9
Male1214.98614
showing: 5 rows

3.04

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Coal City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Coal City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Coal City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 white people with a rate of 27.72%.

Coal City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$65,902

Average Earnings

$79,444

Average Male

$46,541

Average Female

Coal City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Coal City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Coal City Language

96.01% of Coal City residents speak only English, while 3.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.93% of the population.

Coal City Language

Coal City Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,6791523.25%
Hispanic33112136.56%
Other111111100%
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5.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.68%

Male Poverty Rate

6.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Coal City

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Coal City is White, with 3.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 10.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.22%.

Coal City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.43%
High School7.16%
Some College5%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Coal City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed37.5%
Male Employed3.86%
Female Employed1.08%
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Coal City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Coal City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Coal City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Coal City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Coal City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

303

Number of Veterans

274

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

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Coal City Veterans by War

count

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Coal City Veterans by Age

count

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Coal City Veterans by Race

Coal City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

5.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Coal City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Coal City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Coal City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Coal City 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

83.56%

Born in Coal City

98.81%

Native Born

1.19%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

1.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.81% of Coal City residents were born in the United States, with 83.56% having been born in Illinois. 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,727-2-0.03%
20285,729-2-0.03%
20275,731-2-0.03%
20265,733-2-0.03%
20255,735-2-0.03%
20245,737-2-0.03%
20235,739-2-0.03%
20225,741-2-0.03%
20215,743440.77%
20205,6992855.26%
20195,414-55-1.01%
20185,469-15-0.27%
20175,484-23-0.42%
20165,507-52-0.94%
20155,559-44-0.79%
20145,603-27-0.48%
20135,630-21-0.37%
20125,651-22-0.39%
20115,673-31-0.54%
20105,70490718.91%
20004,79789022.78%
19903,90787929.03%
19803,028-12-0.39%
19703,0401886.59%
19602,8521856.94%
19102,667602.3%
19002,607
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Coal City Population by Year