Cobden is a city located in Union County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 1,058, it is the 670th largest city in Illinois and the 14562nd largest city in the United States. Cobden is currently declining at a rate of -0.75% annually and its population has decreased by -1.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,074 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Cobden has a population density of 868 people per square mile.
The average household income in Cobden is $48,417 with a poverty rate of 28.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $225 per month, and the median house value is $95,900. The median age in Cobden is 39.3 years, 39.9 years for males, and 39 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cobdenwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.23%.
63.54% of Cobden residents speak only English, while 36.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.85% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Cobden is White, with 24.25% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Cobden is Hispanic, with 33.58% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.52%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Cobden
81.73% of Cobden residents were born in the United States, with 63.06% having been born in Illinois. 6.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.