Cowden, Illinois Population 2021

573
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Cowden is a city located in Shelby County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 573, it is the 829th largest city in Illinois and the 12739th largest city in the United States . Cowden is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually and its population has decreased by -8.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 629 in 2010. Cowden reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 0 miles, Cowden has a population density of 1,426 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cowden is $47,111 with a poverty rate of 22.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $764 per month, and the median house value is $62,700. 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: 95.62%
  • Two or more races: 1.71%
  • Asian: 1.33%
  • Black or African American: 0.76%
  • Other race: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cowden, Illinois is 573 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 579.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 629.

Cowden, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50295.62%
Two or More Races91.71%
Asian71.33%
Black or African American40.76%
Some Other Race30.57%
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Cowden Population by Race

Cowden Population Pyramid $2021

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Cowden Median Age

38.7


Total

39


Male

37.6


Female

Cowden Adults

There are 383 adults, (98 of whom are seniors) in Cowden.

Cowden Age Dependency

84.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cowden Sex Ratio

Female

264

50.29%

Male

261

49.71%

Cowden Population by Age

Cowden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cowden Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female21.1%78.9%
Male35.3%64.7%
All68.1%31.9%
Non Family73.6%26.4%
Married90.7%9.3%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cowden Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2132.4668.1
Married863.1790.7
Non Family721.2573.6
Female382.7421.1
Male173.4135.3

2.96

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Cowden Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade41.16%
9th to 12th Grade154.35%
High School Graduate18754.20%
Some College6418.55%
Associates Degree3510.14%
Bachelors Degree339.57%
Graduate Degree72.03%
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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
White31830331
Hispanic117
2+ Races77
Asian777
Other Race33
Black222

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$31,300$36,719$30,250
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$31,417$38,646$26,429
Some College$23,750$$23,750
Bachelors Degree$52,500$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$31,300

Average Earnings

$36,719

Average Male

$30,250

Average Female

Cowden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cowden Language by Age

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Cowden Language

96.71% of Cowden residents speak only English, while 3.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.05% of the population.

Cowden Language

Cowden Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White48410521.69%
Hispanic231252.17%
Multiple9222.22%

22.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.61%

Male Poverty Rate

22.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cowden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cowden is Hispanic, with 52.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cowden is White, with 21.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.90%.

Cowden Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade52.63%
High School13.37%
Some College2.02%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Cowden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed50.00%
Female Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed4.27%
Male Employed3.92%

Cowden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cowden Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,250$47,111
Families$39,792$50,990
Married Families$50,000-
Non Families$30,227$32,136
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Income by Household Type

Cowden Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

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 55-64.

Cowden Marital Status by Race

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Cowden Marital Status

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45

Number of Veterans

45

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam28
Korea10
World War II2
First Gulf War2
Second Gulf War2

Cowden Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7428
75+12
35 to 545
55 to 64
18 to 34

Cowden Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4211.57%
2+ Races337.50%

Cowden Veterans by Race

Cowden Veterans by Education

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4.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cowden Veterans by Education

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56.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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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89.71%

Born in Cowden

99.24%

Native Born

0.76%

Foreign Born

0.76%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.24% of Cowden residents were born in the United States, with 89.71% having been born in Illinois. 0.76% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021573-3-0.52%
2020576-3-0.52%
2019579-3-0.52%
2018582-2-0.34%
20175840.00%
2016584-4-0.68%
2015588-9-1.51%
2014597-2-0.33%
2013599-5-0.83%
2012604-3-0.49%
2011607-7-1.14%
20106140.00%

Cowden Population by Year