East St. Louis, Illinois Population 2023

15,907

East St. Louis is a city located in Illinois. With a 2023 population of 15,907, it is the 158th largest city in Illinois and the 2848th largest city in the United States.East St. Louis is currently declining at a rate of -5.10% annually and its population has decreased by -39.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,359 in 2020. Spanning over 14 miles, East St. Louis has a population density of 1,143 people per square mile.

The average household income in East St. Louis is $37,797 with a poverty rate of 37.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in East St. Louis is 40.6 years, 34.7 years for males, and 42.9 years for females.

East St. Louis Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East St. Louis was:

  • Black or African American: 96.56%
  • White: 1.54%
  • Two or more races: 1.00%
  • Asian: 0.44%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of East St. Louis, Illinois is 15,907 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,359.

East St. Louis, Illinois Population 2023

Population by Race

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

East St. Louis Population by Race

East St. Louis Population Pyramid 2023

East St. Louis Median Age

40.6

Total

34.7

Male

42.9

Female

East St. Louis Adults

There are 20,532 adults, (4,797 of whom are seniors) in East St. Louis.

East St. Louis Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

East St. Louis Sex Ratio

Female15,07057.17%
Male11,28942.83%

East St. Louis Population by Age

East St. Louis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.63

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East St. Louis Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

East St. Louis Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East St. Louis Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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 asian people with a rate of 71.30%.

East St. Louis Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$25,828

Average Earnings

$25,604

Average Male

$25,990

Average Female

East St. Louis Earnings by Educational Attainment

East St. Louis Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East St. Louis Language

97.85% of East St. Louis residents speak only English, while 2.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.11% of the population.

East St. Louis Language

East St. Louis Poverty by Race

rate

37.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.35%

Male Poverty Rate

33.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East St. Louis

The race most likely to be in poverty in East St. Louis is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East St. Louis is Multiple, with 13.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.30%.

East St. Louis Poverty

East St. Louis Poverty Rate by Education

East St. Louis Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East St. Louis Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

East St. Louis Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

17.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.0%

Male Marriage Rate

13.9%

Female Marriage Rate

East St. Louis Married by Age and Sex

male

female

East St. Louis 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.

East St. Louis Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East St. Louis Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,759

Number of Veterans

1,612

Male Veterans

147

Female Veterans

East St. Louis Veterans by War

East St. Louis Veterans by Age

count

East St. Louis Veterans by Race

East St. Louis Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

21.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

East St. Louis Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

13.2%

Unemployment Rate

East St. Louis Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East St. Louis Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East St. Louis 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

86.96%

Born in East St. Louis

141.62%

Native Born

1.10%

Foreign Born

0.47%

Non Citizen

0.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

141.62% of East St. Louis residents were born in the United States, with 86.96% having been born in Illinois. 0.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

East St. Louis Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

East St. Louis Population by Year