Cowden is a city located in Shelby County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 493, it is the 910th largest city in Illinois and the 19233rd largest city in the United States. Cowden is currently declining at a rate of -2.18% annually and its population has decreased by -4.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 515 in 2020. Spanning over 0 miles, Cowden has a population density of 1,227 people per square mile.
The average household income in Cowden is $47,111 with a poverty rate of 31.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is $64,500. The median age in Cowden is 38.7 years, 39 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cowdenwas:
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 black people with a rate of 100.00%.
90.54% of Cowden residents speak only English, while 9.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.85% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Cowden is White, with 31.40% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Cowden is Hispanic, with 39.29% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 50.00%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Cowden
99.44% of Cowden residents were born in the United States, with 86.99% having been born in Illinois. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.