Gibson City, Illinois Population 2024

3,271

Gibson City is a city located in Ford County Illinois. Gibson City has a 2024 population of 3,271. Gibson City is currently declining at a rate of -1.95% annually and its population has decreased by -5.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,471 in 2020.

The average household income in Gibson City is $70,812 with a poverty rate of 13.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gibson City is 43.9 years, 42.5 years for males, and 45.3 years for females.

Gibson City Demographics

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

  • White: 87.61%
  • Two or more races: 7.66%
  • Other race: 3.29%
  • Black or African American: 1.44%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,409.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.76% (-200)
The current population of Gibson City, Illinois is 3,271 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,471.

Gibson City, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,16787.61%
Two or more races2777.66%
Other race1193.29%
Black or African American521.44%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gibson City Population by Race

Gibson City Population Pyramid 2024

Gibson City Median Age

43.9

Total

42.5

Male

45.3

Female

Gibson City Adults

There are 2,844 adults, (607 of whom are seniors) in Gibson City.

Gibson City Age Dependency

61.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Gibson City Sex Ratio

Female1,80549.93%
Male1,81050.07%

Gibson City Population by Age

Gibson City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6392.1567.632.4
Non Family7881.0655.144.9
Married6353.1785.714.3
Female1863.1657.542.5
Male302.876.723.3
showing: 5 rows

3.07

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

67.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gibson City 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

Gibson City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gibson City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 89.84%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.79%.

Gibson City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,008

Average Earnings

$52,188

Average Male

$41,875

Average Female

Gibson City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gibson City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gibson City Language

95.85% of Gibson City residents speak only English, while 4.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.27% of the population.

Gibson City Language

Gibson City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,04431210.25%
Multiple27711039.71%
Hispanic2073315.94%
Black433172.09%
Other1021413.73%
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13.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.51%

Male Poverty Rate

14.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gibson City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gibson City is Black, with 72.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gibson City is White, with 10.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.33%.

Gibson City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.84%
Some College11.63%
High School5.12%
Bachelors or Greater2.48%
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Gibson City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed85.96%
Female Unemployed43.1%
Male Employed6.08%
Female Employed1.29%
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Gibson City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gibson City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gibson City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Gibson City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gibson City 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 35-44.

Gibson City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gibson City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

222

Number of Veterans

176

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

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Gibson City Veterans by War

count

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Gibson City Veterans by Age

count

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Gibson City Veterans by Race

Gibson City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

40.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gibson City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Gibson City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gibson City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gibson City 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

85.06%

Born in Gibson City

96.71%

Native Born

3.29%

Foreign Born

2.74%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.71% of Gibson City residents were born in the United States, with 85.06% having been born in Illinois. 2.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gibson City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,946-65-2.16%
20283,011-65-2.11%
20273,076-65-2.07%
20263,141-65-2.03%
20253,206-65-1.99%
20243,271-65-1.95%
20233,336-65-1.91%
20223,401-65-1.88%
20213,466-5-0.14%
20203,4711965.98%
20193,275-51-1.53%
20183,326-20-0.6%
20173,346-6-0.18%
20163,352-36-1.06%
20153,388
20143,388391.16%
20133,349-54-1.59%
20123,403
20113,403-45-1.31%
20103,448752.22%
20003,373-23-0.68%
19903,396-102-2.92%
19803,498441.27%
19703,45410.03%
19603,45342414%
19503,029
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Gibson City Population by Year