Dolton, Illinois Population 2022

21,080
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Dolton is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Dolton has a 2020 population of 21,080. Dolton is currently declining at a rate of -0.81% annually and its population has decreased by -1.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,426 in 2010.

The average household income in Dolton is $58,888 with a poverty rate of 22.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,320 per month, and the median house value is $106,200. The median age in Dolton is 36.6 years, 31.2 years for males, and 40.1 years for females.

Dolton Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 92.12%
  • White: 5.15%
  • Two or more races: 2.41%
  • Asian: 0.23%
  • Other race: 0.08%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dolton, Illinois is 21,080 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,426.

Dolton, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,1595.15%
Black or African American20,71692.12%
Asian510.23%
Some Other Race180.08%
Two or More Races5432.41%
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Dolton Population by Race

Dolton Population Pyramid 2022

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Dolton Median Age

36.7


Total

31.9


Male

41.3


Female

Dolton Adults

There are 16,909 adults, (3,539 of whom are seniors) in Dolton.

Dolton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dolton Sex Ratio

Female

12,072

53.68%

Male

10,415

46.32%

Dolton Population by Age

Dolton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dolton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male80.4%19.6%
Married76.8%23.2%
Non Family72%28%
All67.8%32.2%
Female55.5%44.5%

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dolton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9852.7867.8
Married2,0323.3276.8
Male4592.7180.4
Female2,8703.8355.5
Non Family2,6241.2272

3.44

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Dolton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2541.75%
9th to 12th Grade1,1217.73%
High School Graduate4,06328.00%
Some College5,01034.53%
Associates Degree1,4259.82%
Bachelors Degree1,74812.05%
Graduate Degree8886.12%
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Dolton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dolton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race181818
Asian484846
Hispanic16314842
White925745180
Black13,00211,8292,318
2+ Races40138369

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Dolton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,178$37,772$34,505
Less Than 9th Grade$28,478$39,219$22,067
High School Graduate$30,000$25,709$31,732
Some College$37,205$39,211$34,187
Bachelors Degree$39,694$43,274$34,839
Graduate Degree$61,406$46,736$66,500

$36,178

Average Earnings

$37,772

Average Male

$34,505

Average Female

Dolton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dolton Language by Age

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Dolton Language

97.48% of Dolton residents speak only English, while 2.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.86% of the population.

Dolton Language

Dolton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White86521524.86%
Black20,2464,34321.45%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic22410044.64%
Multiple54318734.44%

22.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.82%

Male Poverty Rate

21.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dolton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dolton is White, with 24.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dolton is Multiple, with 34.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.59%.

Dolton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.45%
High School13.25%
Some College13.78%
Bachelors or Greater10.62%

Dolton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.91%
Male Unemployed28.84%
Female Employed11.37%
Female Unemployed56.34%

Dolton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dolton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,237$58,952
Families$57,634$65,769
Married Families$77,614-
Non Families$31,893$39,095
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Income by Household Type

Dolton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.4%

Male Marriage Rate

23.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Dolton Married by Age and Sex

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Dolton 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.

Dolton Marital Status by Race

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Dolton Marital Status

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853

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War58
First Gulf War188
Vietnam353
Korea31
World War II

Dolton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3445
35 to 54246
55 to 64198
65 to 74229
75+135

Dolton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White797.45%
Black7654.97%
2+ Races92.24%
Hispanic169.82%

Dolton Veterans by Race

Dolton Veterans by Education

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1.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dolton Veterans by Education

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

15.6%

Unemployment Rate

Dolton Employment by Age

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Dolton Employment by Race

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Dolton 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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83.14%

Born in Dolton

97.91%

Native Born

2.09%

Foreign Born

0.88%

Non Citizen

1.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.91% of Dolton residents were born in the United States, with 83.14% having been born in Illinois. 0.88% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19302,9230.00%
19403,0681450.49%
19505,5582,4906.12%
196018,74613,18812.93%
197025,9907,2443.32%
198024,766-1,224-0.48%
199023,930-836-0.34%
200025,6141,6840.68%
201023,153-2,461-1.01%
201122,980-173-0.75%
201222,807-173-0.75%
201322,634-173-0.76%
201422,461-173-0.76%
201522,288-173-0.77%
201622,115-173-0.78%
201721,942-173-0.78%
201821,769-173-0.79%
201921,596-173-0.79%
202021,426-170-0.79%
202121,253-173-0.81%
202221,080-173-0.81%

Dolton Population by Year