Gilson, Illinois Population 2024

121

Gilson is a city located in Knox County Illinois. Gilson has a 2024 population of 121. Gilson is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -37.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 194 in 2020.

The average household income in Gilson is $74,923 with a poverty rate of . The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gilson is 58.9 years, 63.1 years for males, and 58.8 years for females.

Gilson Demographics

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

  • White: 93.39%
  • Native American: 6.61%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
Land Area (mi²)
0.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
519.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-37.63% (-73)
The current population of Gilson, Illinois is 121 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 194.

Gilson, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11393.39%
Native American86.61%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

White

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Gilson Population by Race

Gilson Population Pyramid 2024

Gilson Median Age

58.9

Total

63.1

Male

58.8

Female

Gilson Adults

There are 111 adults, (42 of whom are seniors) in Gilson.

Gilson Age Dependency

75.4

Age Dependency Ratio

60.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Gilson Sex Ratio

Female6856.2%
Male5343.8%

Gilson Population by Age

Gilson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All602.028515
Married442.2579.520.5
Female81.751000
Non Family801000
Male000
showing: 5 rows

2.17

Average Family Size

2.02

Average Household Size

85.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gilson 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

Gilson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gilson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 8.91%.

Gilson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,781

Average Earnings

$54,250

Average Male

$39,583

Average Female

Gilson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gilson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gilson Language

95.04% of Gilson residents speak only English, while 4.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.96% of the population.

Gilson Language

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade
High School
Some College
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Gilson Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Gilson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gilson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gilson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

69.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

75.5%

Male Marriage Rate

64.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Gilson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gilson 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.

Gilson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gilson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

18

Number of Veterans

18

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Gilson Veterans by War

count

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Gilson Veterans by Age

count

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Gilson Veterans by Race

Gilson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

100%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gilson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Gilson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gilson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gilson 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

80.99%

Born in Gilson

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Gilson residents were born in the United States, with 80.99% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Gilson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024121
2023121
2022121-50-29.24%
2021171-23-11.86%
2020194-14-6.73%
20192085031.65%
2018158
2017158-2-1.25%
20161602821.21%
2015132-47-26.26%
201417995.29%
20131701610.39%
20121544541.28%
2011109-81-42.63%
2010190
showing: 15 rows

Gilson Population by Year