Elwood, Illinois Population 2021

2,194
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Elwood is a city located in Will County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 2,194, it is the 461st largest city in Illinois and the 7274th largest city in the United States . Elwood is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -3.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,279 in 2010. Elwood reached it's highest population of 2,281 in 2010. Spanning over 14 miles, Elwood has a population density of 161 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elwood is $88,754 with a poverty rate of 6.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $891 per month, and the median house value is $168,800. The median age in Elwood is 40.7 years, 38.5 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Elwood Demographics

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

  • White: 98.14%
  • Asian: 0.63%
  • Black or African American: 0.51%
  • Other race: 0.51%
  • Two or more races: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elwood, Illinois is 2,194 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,242.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,279.

Elwood, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,32398.14%
Asian150.63%
Some Other Race120.51%
Black or African American120.51%
Two or More Races50.21%
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Elwood Population by Race

Elwood Population Pyramid $2021

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Elwood Median Age

40.7


Total

38.5


Male

43.5


Female

Elwood Adults

There are 1,869 adults, (355 of whom are seniors) in Elwood.

Elwood Age Dependency

56.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Elwood Sex Ratio

Female

1,203

50.82%

Male

1,164

49.18%

Elwood Population by Age

Elwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Non Family95.6%4.4%
All91.7%8.3%
Married91.1%8.9%
Female81.3%18.7%

91.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elwood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8902.6691.7
Married4713.1791.1
Non Family2721.3395.6
Female1073.4181.3
Male403.75100

3.14

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Elwood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade70.41%
9th to 12th Grade804.63%
High School Graduate81146.99%
Some College36921.38%
Associates Degree1669.62%
Bachelors Degree21212.28%
Graduate Degree814.69%
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Elwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,5831,520277
Hispanic12710311
Other Race125
Black66
2+ Races55
Asian555

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

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

Elwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,012$53,214$32,938
Less Than 9th Grade$$$16,607
High School Graduate$43,359$51,250$24,219
Some College$44,625$54,934$32,875
Bachelors Degree$54,205$55,781$53,516
Graduate Degree$73,542$$74,167

$46,012

Average Earnings

$53,214

Average Male

$32,938

Average Female

Elwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elwood Language by Age

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Elwood Language

94.58% of Elwood residents speak only English, while 5.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.16% of the population.

Elwood Language

Elwood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,1561285.94%
Asian1515100.00%
Black12650.00%

6.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.99%

Male Poverty Rate

4.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elwood is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elwood is White, with 5.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.62%.

Elwood Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School5.80%
Some College3.93%
Bachelors or Greater3.75%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Elwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed41.07%
Female Employed4.95%
Male Employed0.56%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Elwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elwood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$79,054$88,754
Families$88,036$99,373
Married Families$96,042-
Non Families$40,000$58,877
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Income by Household Type

Elwood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Elwood Married by Age and Sex

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Elwood 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 45-54.

Elwood Marital Status by Race

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Elwood Marital Status

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147

Number of Veterans

135

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam69
Korea14
Second Gulf War10
First Gulf War7
World War II

Elwood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7459
55 to 6435
75+30
35 to 5423
18 to 34

Elwood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1478.01%
Hispanic2719.57%

Elwood Veterans by Race

Elwood Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elwood Veterans by Education

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69.3%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Elwood Employment by Age

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Elwood Employment by Race

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Elwood 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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88.13%

Born in Elwood

98.44%

Native Born

1.56%

Foreign Born

0.21%

Non Citizen

1.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.44% of Elwood residents were born in the United States, with 88.13% having been born in Illinois. 0.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Elwood Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,194-16-0.72%
20202,210-16-0.72%
20192,226-16-0.71%
20182,242-9-0.40%
20172,251-6-0.27%
20162,257-3-0.13%
20152,260-6-0.26%
20142,266-7-0.31%
20132,273-7-0.31%
20122,2800.00%
20112,280-1-0.04%
20102,2810.00%

Elwood Population by Year