Cowden, Illinois Population 2022

493
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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.

Cowden Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cowdenwas:

  • White: 95.35%
  • Black or African American: 1.67%
  • Two or more races: 1.30%
  • Other race: 1.12%
  • Asian: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cowden, Illinois is 493 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 515.

Cowden, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51395.35%
Black or African American91.67%
Asian30.56%
Some Other Race61.12%
Two or More Races71.30%
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Cowden Population by Race

Cowden Population Pyramid 2022

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Cowden Median Age

38


Total

38.5


Male

37.1


Female

Cowden Adults

There are 374 adults, (86 of whom are seniors) in Cowden.

Cowden Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Cowden Sex Ratio

Female

302

56.13%

Male

236

43.87%

Cowden Population by Age

Cowden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cowden Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married95.1%4.9%
All67.6%32.4%
Non Family67.1%32.9%
Male64.7%35.3%
Female21.3%78.7%

67.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cowden Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2162.4967.6
Married823.1695.1
Male174.8864.7
Female472.4321.3
Non Family701.1767.1

2.95

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Cowden Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30.87%
9th to 12th Grade92.62%
High School Graduate18954.94%
Some College5816.86%
Associates Degree4212.21%
Bachelors Degree298.43%
Graduate Degree144.07%
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Cowden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cowden Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black555
Asian333
White32031435
Other Race66
Hispanic148
2+ Races52

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%.

Cowden Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,333$37,656$27,500
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$23,750$38,438$18,864
Some College$27,500$$24,375
Bachelors Degree$51,500$51,000$52,857
Graduate Degree$80,000$$

$30,333

Average Earnings

$37,656

Average Male

$27,500

Average Female

Cowden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cowden Language by Age

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Cowden Language

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.

Cowden Language

Cowden Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White50015731.40%
OtherNaN%
Multiple7571.43%
Hispanic281139.29%

31.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.54%

Male Poverty Rate

34.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cowden

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%.

Cowden Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.67%
High School29.10%
Some College15.00%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Cowden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed4.39%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Cowden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cowden Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,250$46,794
Families$33,750$50,787
Married Families$56,875-
Non Families$25,833$28,029
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Income by Household Type

Cowden Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Cowden Married by Age and Sex

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Cowden Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cowden Marital Status by Race

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Cowden Marital Status

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38

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War4
First Gulf War2
Vietnam28
Korea3
World War II3

Cowden Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 542
55 to 642
65 to 7428
75+6

Cowden Veterans by Age

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Cowden Veterans by Race

Cowden Veterans by Education

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21.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cowden Veterans by Education

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55.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Cowden Employment by Age

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Cowden Employment by Race

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Cowden 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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86.99%

Born in Cowden

99.44%

Native Born

0.56%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Cowden Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20106290.00%
2011618-11-1.75%
2012607-11-1.78%
2013596-11-1.81%
2014585-11-1.85%
2015574-11-1.88%
2016563-11-1.92%
2017552-11-1.95%
2018541-11-1.99%
2019530-11-2.03%
2020515-15-2.83%
2021504-11-2.14%
2022493-11-2.18%

Cowden Population by Year