Downs, Illinois Population 2024

1,176

Downs is a city located in McLean County Illinois. Downs has a 2024 population of 1,176. Downs is currently declining at a rate of -0.59% annually and its population has decreased by -1.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,197 in 2020.

The average household income in Downs is $126,829 with a poverty rate of 4.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Downs is 33.5 years, 33.1 years for males, and 33.8 years for females.

Downs Demographics

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

  • White: 92.94%
  • Two or more races: 6.41%
  • Other race: 0.46%
  • Black or African American: 0.2%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
396.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.75% (-21)
The current population of Downs, Illinois is 1,176 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,197.

Downs, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,42292.94%
Two or more races986.41%
Other race70.46%
Black or African American30.2%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Downs Population by Race

Downs Population Pyramid 2024

Downs Median Age

33.5

Total

33.1

Male

33.8

Female

Downs Adults

There are 980 adults, (172 of whom are seniors) in Downs.

Downs Age Dependency

89.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

68.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Downs Sex Ratio

Female76550%
Male76550%

Downs Population by Age

Downs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5372.8585.714.3
Married3023.7594.75.3
Non Family1451.0471.728.3
Female712.5588.711.3
Male193.4736.863.2
showing: 5 rows

3.47

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

85.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Downs Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Downs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Downs Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 51.34%.

Downs Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$71,950

Average Earnings

$88,611

Average Male

$66,563

Average Female

Downs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Downs Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Downs Language

99.5% of Downs residents speak only English, while 0.5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.5% of the population.

Downs Language

Downs Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,422725.06%
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4.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.66%

Male Poverty Rate

5.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Downs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Downs is White, with 5.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Downs is White, with 5.06% 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 4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.69%.

Downs Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24%
High School9.81%
Some College3.72%
Bachelors or Greater2.15%
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Downs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed2.69%
Male Employed0.58%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Downs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Downs Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Downs Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

60.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Downs Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Downs Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Downs Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Downs Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

105

Number of Veterans

105

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Downs Veterans by War

count

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Downs Veterans by Age

count

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Downs Veterans by Race

Downs Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.9%

Veteran Poverty Rate

2.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Downs Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.3%

Labor Force Participation

74.9%

Employment Rate

0.5%

Unemployment Rate

Downs Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Downs Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Downs 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

75.36%

Born in Downs

98.04%

Native Born

1.96%

Foreign Born

0.78%

Non Citizen

1.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.04% of Downs residents were born in the United States, with 75.36% having been born in Illinois. 0.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Downs Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,141-7-0.61%
20281,148-7-0.61%
20271,155-7-0.6%
20261,162-7-0.6%
20251,169-7-0.6%
20241,176-7-0.59%
20231,183-7-0.59%
20221,190-7-0.58%
20211,197
20201,19724425.6%
2019953-8-0.83%
2018961-8-0.83%
2017969-6-0.62%
2016975-7-0.71%
2015982-8-0.81%
2014990-15-1.49%
20131,00590.9%
201299630.3%
2011993-1-0.1%
2010994
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Downs Population by Year