Creston, Illinois Population 2024

616

Creston is a city located in DeKalb County, Lee County, and Ogle County Illinois. Creston has a 2024 population of 616. Creston is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually and its population has decreased by -1.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 627 in 2020.

The average household income in Creston is $120,358 with a poverty rate of 3.61%. The median age in Creston is 31.2 years: 30.1 years for males, and 33.3 years for females.

Creston Demographics

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

  • White: 79.78%
  • Two or more races: 9.75%
  • Other race: 7.58%
  • Black or African American: 2.89%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
537.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.75% (-11)
The current population of Creston, Illinois is 616 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 627.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White44279.78%
Two or more races549.75%
Other race427.58%
Black or African American162.89%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Creston Population by Race

Creston Population Pyramid 2024

Creston Median Age

31.2

Total

30.1

Male

33.3

Female

Creston Adults

There are 398 adults, (78 of whom are seniors) in Creston.

Creston Age Dependency

73.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Creston Sex Ratio

Female24944.95%
Male30555.05%

Creston Population by Age

Creston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2002.777426
Married843.6592.97.1
Non Family691.2255.144.9
Female313.0674.225.8
Male164.2556.343.8

3.59

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Creston Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade102.72%
Associates Degree5113.86%
Bachelors Degree7720.92%
Graduate Degree174.62%
High School Graduate11330.71%
Less Than 9th Grade41.09%
Some College9626.09%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Creston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Creston Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White31630891
Hispanic36323
Other Race24200
2+ Races16160
Black970

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.8%.

Creston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,458$46,250$46,625
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$46,563$58,906$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$28,750$0
Overall$49,531$59,063$45,625
Some College$56,667$85,329$20,625

$49,531

Average Earnings

$59,063

Average Male

$45,625

Average Female

Creston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Creston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Creston Language

96% of Creston residents speak only English, while 4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4% of the population.

Creston Language

Creston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White431173.94%
Multiple5435.56%

3.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.92%

Male Poverty Rate

2.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Creston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Creston is Multiple, with 5.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Creston is White, with 3.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.09%.

Creston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School12.39%
Some College0.68%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Creston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed3.17%
Female Employed1.31%
Female Unemployed0%

Creston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Creston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$87,969$158,815
Households$69,762$120,358
Married Families$91,563$-999,999,999
Non Families$58,250$47,345

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Creston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Creston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Creston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Creston Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Creston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

35

Number of Veterans

35

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War20
Korea8
Vietnam3
Second Gulf War2
World War II0

Creston Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5420
75+8
55 to 645
18 to 342
65 to 740

Creston Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3510.17%

Creston Veterans by Race

Creston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Creston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Creston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Creston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Creston 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

89.17%

Born in Creston

97.65%

Native Born

2.35%

Foreign Born

1.26%

Non Citizen

1.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.65% of Creston residents were born in the United States, with 89.17% having been born in Illinois. 1.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Creston Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029603-2-0.33%
2028605-3-0.49%
2027608-3-0.49%
2026611-2-0.33%
2025613-3-0.49%
2024616-3-0.48%
2023619-1-0.16%
2022620-4-0.64%
2021624-3-0.48%
2020627-22-3.39%
2019649-1-0.15%
201865000%
201765010.15%
2016649-9-1.37%
2015658-5-0.75%
2014663-1-0.15%
2013664-4-0.6%
201266810.15%
201166710.15%
201066600%

Creston Population by Year