Herscher, Illinois Population 2024

1,464

Herscher is a city located in Kankakee County Illinois. Herscher has a 2024 population of 1,464. Herscher is currently declining at a rate of -1.01% annually and its population has decreased by -3.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,517 in 2020.

The average household income in Herscher is $97,785 with a poverty rate of 5.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Herscher is 41.3 years, 39.8 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.

Herscher Demographics

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

  • White: 97.21%
  • Two or more races: 1.44%
  • Black or African American: 0.88%
  • Asian: 0.48%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
807.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.49% (-53)
The current population of Herscher, Illinois is 1,464 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,517.

Herscher, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,21897.21%
Two or more races181.44%
Black or African American110.88%
Asian60.48%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Herscher Population by Race

Herscher Population Pyramid 2024

Herscher Median Age

41.3

Total

39.8

Male

42.1

Female

Herscher Adults

There are 952 adults, (236 of whom are seniors) in Herscher.

Herscher Age Dependency

75

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Herscher Sex Ratio

Female60248.04%
Male65151.96%

Herscher Population by Age

Herscher Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4902.5677.122.9
Married2893.1488.211.8
Non Family1371.1757.742.3
Female46371.728.3
Male182.6161.138.9
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3.05

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

77.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Herscher 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

Herscher Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Herscher Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Herscher Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,892

Average Earnings

$65,909

Average Male

$45,089

Average Female

Herscher Earnings by Educational Attainment

Herscher Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Herscher Language

98.02% of Herscher residents speak only English, while 1.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.03% of the population.

Herscher Language

Herscher Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,184705.91%
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5.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.74%

Male Poverty Rate

5.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Herscher

The race most likely to be in poverty in Herscher is White, with 5.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Herscher is White, with 5.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.21%.

Herscher Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20%
High School14.49%
Some College2.78%
Bachelors or Greater
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Herscher Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed2.69%
Male Employed2.26%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Herscher Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Herscher Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Herscher Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.9%

Male Marriage Rate

60.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Herscher Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Herscher Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Herscher Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Herscher Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

83

Number of Veterans

80

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Herscher Veterans by War

count

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Herscher Veterans by Age

count

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Herscher Veterans by Race

Herscher Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Herscher Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Herscher Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Herscher Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Herscher 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

90.02%

Born in Herscher

99.04%

Native Born

0.96%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.04% of Herscher residents were born in the United States, with 90.02% 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.

Herscher Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,389-15-1.07%
20281,404-15-1.06%
20271,419-15-1.05%
20261,434-15-1.04%
20251,449-15-1.02%
20241,464-15-1.01%
20231,479-15-1%
20221,494-15-0.99%
20211,509-8-0.53%
20201,517171.13%
20191,500-10-0.66%
20181,510-12-0.79%
20171,522-12-0.78%
20161,534-15-0.97%
20151,549-14-0.9%
20141,563-15-0.95%
20131,578-14-0.88%
20121,592-8-0.5%
20111,60050.31%
20101,595
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Herscher Population by Year