Herrin, Illinois Population 2024

12,072

Herrin is a city located in Williamson County Illinois. Herrin has a 2024 population of 12,072. Herrin is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -2.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,338 in 2020.

The average household income in Herrin is $74,609 with a poverty rate of 12.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Herrin is 41.6 years, 41.2 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.

Herrin Demographics

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

  • White: 86.97%
  • Two or more races: 5.78%
  • Black or African American: 4.13%
  • Native American: 1.54%
  • Other race: 1.33%
  • Asian: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
9.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,248.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.16% (-266)
The current population of Herrin, Illinois is 12,072 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,338.

Herrin, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,73686.97%
Two or more races7135.78%
Black or African American5104.13%
Native American1901.54%
Other race1641.33%
Asian310.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Herrin Population by Race

Herrin Population Pyramid 2024

Herrin Median Age

41.6

Total

41.2

Male

41.9

Female

Herrin Adults

There are 10,018 adults, (2,307 of whom are seniors) in Herrin.

Herrin Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Herrin Sex Ratio

Female6,47852.48%
Male5,86647.52%

Herrin Population by Age

Herrin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,4852.2263.636.4
Married2,3072.968119
Non Family2,2921.2450.549.5
Male4902.955149
Female3962.655446
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2.79

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Herrin 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

Herrin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Herrin 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 98.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 51.68%.

Herrin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,292

Average Earnings

$53,507

Average Male

$40,179

Average Female

Herrin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Herrin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Herrin Language

93.66% of Herrin residents speak only English, while 6.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.97% of the population.

Herrin Language

Herrin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,4471,13110.83%
Black49630361.09%
Multiple713659.12%
Native1905428.42%
Hispanic562122.14%
Asian31825.81%
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12.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.87%

Male Poverty Rate

13.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Herrin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Herrin is Black, with 61.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Herrin is Hispanic, with 2.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.59%.

Herrin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.1%
High School14.24%
Some College8.05%
Bachelors or Greater3.42%
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Herrin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.77%
Female Employed10.68%
Male Employed10.61%
Female Unemployed3.48%
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Herrin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Herrin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Herrin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Herrin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Herrin 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.

Herrin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Herrin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

751

Number of Veterans

726

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

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Herrin Veterans by War

count

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Herrin Veterans by Age

count

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Herrin Veterans by Race

Herrin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.6%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Herrin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Herrin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Herrin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Herrin 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

75.58%

Born in Herrin

95.84%

Native Born

4.16%

Foreign Born

2.32%

Non Citizen

1.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.84% of Herrin residents were born in the United States, with 75.58% having been born in Illinois. 2.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Herrin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,747-65-0.55%
202811,812-65-0.55%
202711,877-65-0.54%
202611,942-65-0.54%
202512,007-65-0.54%
202412,072-65-0.54%
202312,137-65-0.53%
202212,202-65-0.53%
202112,267-71-0.58%
202012,338-376-2.96%
201912,714-135-1.05%
201812,849-13-0.1%
201712,862-76-0.59%
201612,938250.19%
201512,913490.38%
201412,864-5-0.04%
201312,8691481.16%
201212,721910.72%
201112,630790.63%
201012,5511,25311.09%
200011,2984414.06%
199010,8571491.39%
198010,7081,08511.28%
19709,6231491.57%
19609,4741431.53%
19509,331-21-0.22%
19409,352-356-3.67%
19309,708-1,278-11.63%
192010,9864,12560.12%
19106,861
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Herrin Population by Year