Dolton, Illinois Population 2024

20,103

Dolton is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Dolton has a 2024 population of 20,103. Dolton is currently declining at a rate of -1.5% annually and its population has decreased by -5.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,329 in 2020.

The average household income in Dolton is $70,026 with a poverty rate of 20.16%. The median age in Dolton is 39.1 years: 31.8 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Dolton Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 91.19%
  • White: 4.96%
  • Two or more races: 2.66%
  • Other race: 0.94%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,398.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.75% (-1,226)
The current population of Dolton, Illinois is 20,103 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,329.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American19,40991.19%
White1,0564.96%
Two or more races5672.66%
Other race2000.94%
Asian430.2%
Native American80.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dolton Population by Race

Dolton Population Pyramid 2024

Dolton Median Age

39.1

Total

31.8

Male

44.9

Female

Dolton Adults

There are 16,270 adults, (3,673 of whom are seniors) in Dolton.

Dolton Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Dolton Sex Ratio

Female10,89151.17%
Male10,39248.83%

Dolton Population by Age

Dolton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,1102.5972.827.2
Non Family2,9411.272.427.6
Female2,6263.562.937.1
Married1,8283.278317
Male7153.1684.815.2

3.28

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

72.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dolton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade9266.46%
Associates Degree1,3979.75%
Bachelors Degree2,36316.49%
Graduate Degree9496.62%
High School Graduate4,32230.16%
Less Than 9th Grade1380.96%
Some College4,23529.55%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dolton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dolton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black12,82611,9152,951
White872767212
2+ Races35132866
Other Race16614147
Hispanic13312820
Asian404031
Native American880

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.5%.

Dolton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$41,726$41,799$41,591
Graduate Degree$77,614$58,875$83,906
High School Graduate$33,037$31,875$33,726
Less Than 9th Grade$44,276$68,958$0
Overall$39,914$41,523$36,704
Some College$40,309$43,486$34,891

$39,914

Average Earnings

$41,523

Average Male

$36,704

Average Female

Dolton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dolton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dolton Language

97.46% of Dolton residents speak only English, while 2.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.37% of the population.

Dolton Language

Dolton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black18,9453,70419.55%
White81119223.67%
Multiple56217430.96%
Hispanic23510444.26%
Other200136.5%

20.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.33%

Male Poverty Rate

17.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dolton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dolton is Hispanic, with 44.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dolton is Other, with 6.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.42%.

Dolton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.31%
Some College14.47%
High School10.5%
Bachelors or Greater9.71%

Dolton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.78%
Male Unemployed20.86%
Female Employed10.26%
Male Employed1.61%

Dolton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dolton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$70,231$81,190
Households$54,748$70,026
Married Families$90,556$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,636$45,535

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dolton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

25.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.2%

Male Marriage Rate

21.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Dolton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dolton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Dolton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dolton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

828

Number of Veterans

713

Male Veterans

115

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War244
Vietnam225
Second Gulf War132
Korea14
World War II0

Dolton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54238
55 to 64217
65 to 74169
18 to 34107
75+97

Dolton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black7845.34%
White333.37%
2+ Races113.04%

Dolton Veterans by Race

Dolton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dolton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

12.7%

Unemployment Rate

Dolton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dolton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dolton 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

84.81%

Born in Dolton

98.25%

Native Born

1.75%

Foreign Born

0.7%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.25% of Dolton residents were born in the United States, with 84.81% having been born in Illinois. 0.7% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dolton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,572-306-1.62%
202818,878-306-1.6%
202719,184-307-1.58%
202619,491-306-1.55%
202519,797-306-1.52%
202420,103-307-1.5%
202320,410-165-0.8%
202220,575-352-1.68%
202120,927-402-1.88%
202021,329-954-4.28%
201922,283-189-0.84%
201822,472-237-1.04%
201722,709-208-0.91%
201622,917-163-0.71%
201523,080-123-0.53%
201423,203-37-0.16%
201323,240590.25%
201223,181550.24%
201123,126770.33%
201023,04900%
200025,6141,6847.04%
199023,930-836-3.38%
198024,766-1,224-4.71%
197025,9907,24438.64%
196018,74613,188237.28%
19505,5582,49081.16%
19403,0681454.96%
19302,923-15,649-84.26%
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Dolton Population by Year