Dolton, Illinois Population 2021

22,006
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Dolton is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 22,006, it is the 110th largest city in Illinois and the 1718th largest city in the United States . Dolton is currently declining at a rate of -0.77% annually and its population has decreased by -4.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,153 in 2010. Dolton reached it's highest population of 25,990 in 1970. Spanning over 5 miles, Dolton has a population density of 4,815 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dolton is $58,888 with a poverty rate of 22.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,287 per month, and the median house value is $102,600. 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 Dolton was:

  • Black or African American: 92.51%
  • White: 4.81%
  • Two or more races: 2.00%
  • Asian: 0.53%
  • Other race: 0.09%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dolton, Illinois is 22,006 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,519.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,153.

Dolton, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American21,03492.51%
White1,0944.81%
Two or More Races4552.00%
Asian1210.53%
Some Other Race210.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.05%
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Dolton Population by Race

Dolton Population Pyramid $2021

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Dolton Median Age

36.6


Total

31.2


Male

40.1


Female

Dolton Adults

There are 17,017 adults, (2,963 of whom are seniors) in Dolton.

Dolton Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dolton Sex Ratio

Female

12,723

55.96%

Male

10,014

44.04%

Dolton Population by Age

Dolton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dolton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male81.6%18.4%
Married79.2%20.8%
Non Family68.3%31.7%
All65.7%34.3%
Female51%49%

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dolton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8602.8665.7
Female2,9203.8851
Non Family2,2901.1268.3
Married2,2313.379.2
Male4192.8581.6

3.47

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

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Dolton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2791.93%
9th to 12th Grade1,44510.00%
High School Graduate3,89826.99%
Some College4,77133.03%
Associates Degree1,2798.85%
Bachelors Degree1,85312.83%
Graduate Degree9196.36%
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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
Black13,09411,5852,424
White763598153
2+ Races28525690
Hispanic21317231
Asian12112172
Other Race212121
Native American121212

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Dolton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,193$37,790$34,610
Less Than 9th Grade$26,250$39,688$21,570
High School Graduate$30,496$29,810$31,250
Some College$36,212$38,243$34,343
Bachelors Degree$46,078$47,422$45,775
Graduate Degree$53,558$47,396$62,647

$36,193

Average Earnings

$37,790

Average Male

$34,610

Average Female

Dolton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dolton Language by Age

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Dolton Language

96.66% of Dolton residents speak only English, while 3.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.09% of the population.

Dolton Language

Dolton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black20,8054,59222.07%
Hispanic38821054.12%
White74715020.08%
Multiple45510923.96%

22.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.35%

Male Poverty Rate

22.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dolton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dolton is Hispanic, with 54.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dolton is White, with 20.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.35%.

Dolton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.86%
High School16.67%
Some College12.64%
Bachelors or Greater9.42%

Dolton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed48.36%
Male Unemployed25.85%
Female Employed10.61%
Male Employed7.56%

Dolton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dolton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,614$58,888
Families$53,092$64,760
Married Families$74,336-
Non Families$29,085$39,286
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Income by Household Type

Dolton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.7%

Male Marriage Rate

24.7%

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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1,058

Number of Veterans

960

Male Veterans

98

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam359
First Gulf War204
Second Gulf War65
Korea49
World War II

Dolton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54318
65 to 74273
55 to 64262
75+144
18 to 3461

Dolton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black9305.96%
White11612.41%
Hispanic167.24%
Native American12100.00%

Dolton Veterans by Race

Dolton Veterans by Education

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4.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dolton Veterans by Education

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63.1%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

17.6%

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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79.44%

Born in Dolton

97.10%

Native Born

2.90%

Foreign Born

1.01%

Non Citizen

1.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.10% of Dolton residents were born in the United States, with 79.44% having been born in Illinois. 1.01% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202122,006-171-0.77%
202022,177-171-0.77%
201922,348-171-0.76%
201822,519-236-1.04%
201722,755-208-0.91%
201622,963-162-0.70%
201523,125-124-0.53%
201423,249-35-0.15%
201323,284600.26%
201223,224560.24%
201123,168780.34%
201023,090-2,524-1.03%
200025,6141,6840.68%
199023,930-836-0.34%
198024,766-1,224-0.48%
197025,9907,2443.32%
196018,74613,18812.93%
19505,5582,4906.12%
19403,0681450.49%
19302,9230.00%

Dolton Population by Year