Harvey, Illinois Population 2021

24,030
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Harvey is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 24,030, it is the 97th largest city in Illinois and the 1601st largest city in the United States . Harvey is currently declining at a rate of -0.78% annually and its population has decreased by -4.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,282 in 2010. Harvey reached it's highest population of 35,810 in 1980. Spanning over 6 miles, Harvey has a population density of 3,872 people per square mile.

The average household income in Harvey is $45,658 with a poverty rate of 32.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $946 per month, and the median house value is $73,700. The median age in Harvey is 35.2 years, 32.4 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Harvey Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 66.73%
  • White: 21.54%
  • Other race: 7.20%
  • Two or more races: 2.45%
  • Asian: 2.04%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Harvey, Illinois is 24,030 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,597.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,282.

Harvey, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American16,27366.73%
White5,25221.54%
Some Other Race1,7557.20%
Two or More Races5982.45%
Asian4972.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.05%
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Harvey Population by Race

Harvey Population Pyramid $2021

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Harvey Median Age

35.2


Total

32.4


Male

36.3


Female

Harvey Adults

There are 17,932 adults, (3,256 of whom are seniors) in Harvey.

Harvey Age Dependency

66.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Harvey Sex Ratio

Female

13,070

53.60%

Male

11,316

46.40%

Harvey Population by Age

Harvey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Harvey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.3%24.7%
Male68.1%31.9%
All53.3%46.7%
Female43.3%56.7%
Non Family42.3%57.7%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Harvey Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,2712.9153.3
Non Family3,1521.1442.3
Female2,3153.9343.3
Married2,2714.1875.3
Male5333.5968.1

3.91

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

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Harvey Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3769.16%
9th to 12th Grade1,87212.46%
High School Graduate5,66837.73%
Some College3,93726.21%
Associates Degree7234.81%
Bachelors Degree1,0597.05%
Graduate Degree3862.57%
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Harvey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Harvey Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black10,8449,4061,147
Hispanic2,8061,23050
White89574684
Other Race79139111
Asian275222112
2+ Races22319158
Native American1111

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 40.73%.

Harvey Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,669$31,147$23,462
Less Than 9th Grade$28,574$30,578$20,313
High School Graduate$25,368$27,159$21,179
Some College$26,070$30,083$24,968
Bachelors Degree$40,285$51,058$23,704
Graduate Degree$62,125$71,375$54,688

$26,669

Average Earnings

$31,147

Average Male

$23,462

Average Female

Harvey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harvey Language by Age

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Harvey Language

77.95% of Harvey residents speak only English, while 22.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.96% of the population.

Harvey Language

Harvey Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black16,1594,87130.14%
Hispanic6,1112,51741.19%
Other1,7461,12464.38%
White90328631.67%
Asian49721543.26%
Multiple59811819.73%
Native1111100.00%

32.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.09%

Male Poverty Rate

35.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harvey

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harvey is Multiple, with 19.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.81%.

Harvey Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.57%
High School27.16%
Some College22.32%
Bachelors or Greater20.01%

Harvey Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.81%
Male Unemployed31.46%
Female Employed18.02%
Male Employed12.31%

Harvey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Harvey Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,306$45,658
Families$41,547$57,435
Married Families$49,834-
Non Families$17,597$24,589
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Income by Household Type

Harvey Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.1%

Male Marriage Rate

25.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Harvey Married by Age and Sex

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Harvey 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.

Harvey Marital Status by Race

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Harvey Marital Status

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670

Number of Veterans

588

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam331
Second Gulf War41
First Gulf War40
Korea36
World War II13

Harvey Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74215
75+206
55 to 64147
35 to 5468
18 to 3434

Harvey Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black5514.30%
White842.40%
2+ Races3411.22%
Asian10.25%

Harvey Veterans by Race

Harvey Veterans by Education

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4.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harvey Veterans by Education

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57.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

15.1%

Unemployment Rate

Harvey Employment by Age

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Harvey Employment by Race

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Harvey 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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72.68%

Born in Harvey

87.62%

Native Born

12.38%

Foreign Born

8.81%

Non Citizen

3.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.62% of Harvey residents were born in the United States, with 72.68% having been born in Illinois. 8.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Harvey Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,030-189-0.78%
202024,219-189-0.77%
201924,408-189-0.77%
201824,597-256-1.03%
201724,853-228-0.91%
201625,081-179-0.71%
201525,260-138-0.54%
201425,398-39-0.15%
201325,437270.11%
201225,410570.22%
201125,353740.29%
201025,279-4,721-1.70%
200030,0002290.08%
199029,771-6,039-1.83%
198035,8101,1740.33%
197034,6365,5651.77%
196029,0718,3883.46%
195020,6832,8051.47%
194017,8781,5040.88%
193016,3747,1585.92%
19209,2161,9892.46%
19107,2271,8322.97%
19005,3950.00%

Harvey Population by Year