Elwood, Illinois Population 2024

2,155

Elwood is a city located in Will County Illinois. Elwood has a 2024 population of 2,155. Elwood is currently declining at a rate of -0.97% annually and its population has decreased by -3.1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,224 in 2020.

The average household income in Elwood is $97,588 with a poverty rate of 10.8%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elwood is 40.9 years, 37.9 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Elwood Demographics

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

  • White: 88.12%
  • Black or African American: 6.05%
  • Two or more races: 2.81%
  • Other race: 2.38%
  • Asian: 0.65%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
13.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
157.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.1% (-69)
The current population of Elwood, Illinois is 2,155 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,224.

Elwood, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,04088.12%
Black or African American1406.05%
Two or more races652.81%
Other race552.38%
Asian150.65%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elwood Population by Race

Elwood Population Pyramid 2024

Elwood Median Age

40.9

Total

37.9

Male

43.4

Female

Elwood Adults

There are 1,935 adults, (337 of whom are seniors) in Elwood.

Elwood Age Dependency

44.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Elwood Sex Ratio

Female1,19451.58%
Male1,12148.42%

Elwood Population by Age

Elwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9362.4783.316.7
Married5032.82955
Non Family3021.4273.826.2
Female1053.2166.733.3
Male26534.665.4
showing: 5 rows

2.82

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

83.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elwood 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

Elwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elwood 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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

Elwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,451

Average Earnings

$61,855

Average Male

$45,766

Average Female

Elwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elwood Language

93.39% of Elwood residents speak only English, while 6.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.19% of the population.

Elwood Language

Elwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,9491276.52%
Hispanic1987437.37%
Black1402719.29%
Asian1515100%
Other55712.73%
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10.8%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.37%

Male Poverty Rate

12.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elwood is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elwood is White, with 6.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.06%.

Elwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.37%
Some College5.63%
Bachelors or Greater2.77%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Elwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed7.17%
Male Employed0.8%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Elwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Elwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elwood 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.

Elwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

102

Number of Veterans

97

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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Elwood Veterans by War

count

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Elwood Veterans by Age

count

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Elwood Veterans by Race

Elwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.9%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Elwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elwood 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

86.83%

Born in Elwood

97.67%

Native Born

2.33%

Foreign Born

0.48%

Non Citizen

1.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.67% of Elwood residents were born in the United States, with 86.83% having been born in Illinois. 0.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Elwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,050-21-1.01%
20282,071-21-1%
20272,092-21-0.99%
20262,113-21-0.98%
20252,134-21-0.97%
20242,155-21-0.97%
20232,176-21-0.96%
20222,197-21-0.95%
20212,218-6-0.27%
20202,224-1-0.04%
20192,225-18-0.8%
20182,243-10-0.44%
20172,253-4-0.18%
20162,257-2-0.09%
20152,259-7-0.31%
20142,266-7-0.31%
20132,273-7-0.31%
20122,280
20112,280-2-0.09%
20102,282
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Elwood Population by Year