East St. Louis, Illinois Population 2022

16,761
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East St. Louis is a city located in Illinois. East St. Louis has a 2020 population of 16,761. East St. Louis is currently declining at a rate of -4.85% annually and its population has decreased by -9.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,469 in 2010.

The average household income in East St. Louis is $37,797 with a poverty rate of 30.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $482 per month, and the median house value is $53,900. The median age in East St. Louis is 37.4 years, 34.7 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

East St. Louis Demographics

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

  • 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 16,761 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,469.

East St. Louis, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4061.54%
Black or African American25,45296.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native420.16%
Asian1150.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.02%
Some Other Race750.28%
Two or More Races2631.00%
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East St. Louis Population by Race

East St. Louis Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

East St. Louis Sex Ratio

Female

15,070

57.17%

Male

11,289

42.83%

East St. Louis Population by Age

East St. Louis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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East St. Louis Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.1%18.9%
Male63.6%36.4%
All49.3%50.7%
Non Family45.3%54.7%
Female37.1%62.9%

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

East St. Louis Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9092.449.3
Married1,6423.7881.1
Male6602.6663.6
Female3,2833.8337.1
Non Family5,3241.0745.3

3.63

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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East St. Louis Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9094.88%
9th to 12th Grade2,27312.21%
High School Graduate7,10438.16%
Some College4,77225.63%
Associates Degree1,2616.77%
Bachelors Degree1,3207.09%
Graduate Degree9775.25%
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East St. Louis Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East St. Louis Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian11511582
White349340133
2+ Races484817
Black17,98414,8562,065
Islander66
Hispanic12684
Other Race7535
Native American41

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

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,828$25,604$25,990
Less Than 9th Grade$20,953$$19,496
High School Graduate$20,417$23,377$17,475
Some College$25,324$21,587$25,896
Bachelors Degree$37,794$42,361$31,295
Graduate Degree$40,635$37,411$41,352

$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

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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

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander66100.00%
Hispanic35414741.53%
Black25,4357,90231.07%
White3518022.79%
Native42716.67%
Asian1151714.78%
OtherNaN%
Multiple263207.60%

30.63%

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 7.60% 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

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.46%
High School26.79%
Some College25.22%
Bachelors or Greater12.63%

East St. Louis Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.62%
Male Unemployed46.14%
Female Employed22.89%
Female Unemployed38.42%

East St. Louis Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East St. Louis Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$24,009$39,709
Families$36,368$49,733
Married Families$71,269-
Non Families$16,466$28,179
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Income by Household Type

East St. Louis Marital Status

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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

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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

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East St. Louis Marital Status

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1,759

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War127
First Gulf War223
Vietnam703
Korea86
World War II39

East St. Louis Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3473
35 to 54382
55 to 64431
65 to 74567
75+306

East St. Louis Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White13032.02%
Black1,6298.22%

East St. Louis Veterans by Race

East St. Louis Veterans by Education

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21.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

East St. Louis Veterans by Education

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52.5%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

13.2%

Unemployment Rate

East St. Louis Employment by Age

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East St. Louis Employment by Race

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East St. Louis 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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60.93%

Born in East St. Louis

99.23%

Native Born

0.77%

Foreign Born

0.33%

Non Citizen

0.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.23% of East St. Louis residents were born in the United States, with 60.93% having been born in Illinois. 0.33% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18705,6440.00%
18809,1853,5414.99%
189015,1695,9845.14%
190029,65514,4866.93%
191058,54728,8927.04%
192066,7678,2201.32%
193074,3477,5801.08%
194075,6091,2620.17%
195082,2956,6860.85%
196081,712-583-0.07%
197070,169-11,543-1.51%
198055,200-14,969-2.37%
199040,944-14,256-2.94%
200031,542-9,402-2.58%
201027,006-4,536-1.54%
201126,152-854-3.16%
201225,298-854-3.27%
201324,444-854-3.38%
201423,590-854-3.49%
201522,736-854-3.62%
201621,882-854-3.76%
201721,028-854-3.90%
201820,174-854-4.06%
201919,320-854-4.23%
202018,469-851-4.40%
202117,615-854-4.62%
202216,761-854-4.85%

East St. Louis Population by Year