Effingham, Illinois Population 2022

12,236
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Effingham is a city located in Effingham County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Effingham County. With a 2020 population of 12,236, it is the 196th largest city in Illinois and the 3506th largest city in the United States. Effingham is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -0.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,310 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Effingham has a population density of 1,196 people per square mile.

The average household income in Effingham is $68,927 with a poverty rate of 16.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $630 per month, and the median house value is $136,300. The median age in Effingham is 36.7 years, 36 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.

Effingham Demographics

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

  • White: 94.83%
  • Two or more races: 1.64%
  • Other race: 1.58%
  • Black or African American: 1.49%
  • Asian: 0.30%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Effingham, Illinois is 12,236 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,310.

Effingham, Illinois Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Effingham Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Effingham Population by Race

Effingham Population Pyramid 2022

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Effingham Median Age

37.1


Total

35.5


Male

40.6


Female

Effingham Adults

There are 9,490 adults, (2,362 of whom are seniors) in Effingham.

Effingham Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Effingham Sex Ratio

Female

6,579

53.44%

Male

5,731

46.56%

Effingham Population by Age

Effingham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Effingham Household Types

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Effingham Households and Families

2.91

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Effingham Households by Type

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Effingham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Effingham Educational Attainment by Race

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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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Effingham Educational Attainment by Race

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$35,172

Average Earnings

$40,095

Average Male

$27,230

Average Female

Effingham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Effingham Language by Age

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Effingham Language

93.98% of Effingham residents speak only English, while 6.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.93% of the population.

Effingham Language

Effingham Poverty by Race

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16.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.05%

Male Poverty Rate

19.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Effingham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Effingham is White, with 16.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Effingham is Hispanic, with 21.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.33%.

Effingham Poverty

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Effingham Poverty Rate by Education

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Effingham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Effingham Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Effingham Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Effingham Married by Age and Sex

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Effingham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Effingham Marital Status by Race

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Effingham Marital Status

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590

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Effingham Veterans by War

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Effingham Veterans by Age

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Effingham Veterans by Race

Effingham Veterans by Education

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16.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Effingham Veterans by Education

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63%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Effingham Employment by Age

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Effingham Employment by Race

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Effingham 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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80.54%

Born in Effingham

96.34%

Native Born

3.66%

Foreign Born

2.82%

Non Citizen

0.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.34% of Effingham residents were born in the United States, with 80.54% having been born in Illinois. 2.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Effingham Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Effingham Population by Year