Kewanee, Illinois Population 2024

11,945

Kewanee is a city located in Henry County Illinois. Kewanee has a 2024 population of 11,945. Kewanee is currently declining at a rate of -1.17% annually and its population has decreased by -4.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,460 in 2020.

The average household income in Kewanee is $55,699 with a poverty rate of 19.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kewanee is 43.5 years, 43.8 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Kewanee Demographics

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

  • White: 80.96%
  • Other race: 7.82%
  • Black or African American: 7.42%
  • Two or more races: 3.62%
  • Asian: 0.13%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,810.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.13% (-515)
The current population of Kewanee, Illinois is 11,945 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,460.

Kewanee, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,86080.96%
Other race9537.82%
Black or African American9047.42%
Two or more races4413.62%
Asian160.13%
Native American50.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kewanee Population by Race

Kewanee Population Pyramid 2024

Kewanee Median Age

43.5

Total

43.8

Male

42.7

Female

Kewanee Adults

There are 9,584 adults, (2,701 of whom are seniors) in Kewanee.

Kewanee Age Dependency

76.9

Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Kewanee Sex Ratio

Female6,13350.36%
Male6,04649.64%

Kewanee Population by Age

Kewanee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,0842.3268.231.8
Non Family2,0491.1862.237.8
Married1,9972.98812
Female6683.5125.774.3
Male3703.3171.928.1
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2.95

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

68.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kewanee 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

Kewanee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kewanee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.75%.

Kewanee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,350

Average Earnings

$45,734

Average Male

$31,186

Average Female

Kewanee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kewanee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kewanee Language

92.12% of Kewanee residents speak only English, while 7.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.74% of the population.

Kewanee Language

Kewanee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,2911,65717.83%
Hispanic1,30541932.11%
Other94925026.34%
Black72014019.44%
Multiple4129523.06%
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19.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.61%

Male Poverty Rate

20.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kewanee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kewanee is Hispanic, with 32.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kewanee is White, with 17.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.6%.

Kewanee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.49%
High School18.49%
Some College8.63%
Bachelors or Greater5.46%
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Kewanee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60.1%
Male Unemployed16.56%
Female Employed9.8%
Male Employed4.29%
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Kewanee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kewanee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kewanee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Kewanee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kewanee 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.

Kewanee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kewanee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

817

Number of Veterans

794

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

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Kewanee Veterans by War

count

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Kewanee Veterans by Age

count

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Kewanee Veterans by Race

Kewanee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kewanee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.3%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Kewanee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kewanee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kewanee 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

82.01%

Born in Kewanee

96.52%

Native Born

3.48%

Foreign Born

1.72%

Non Citizen

1.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.52% of Kewanee residents were born in the United States, with 82.01% having been born in Illinois. 1.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kewanee Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,235-142-1.25%
202811,377-142-1.23%
202711,519-142-1.22%
202611,661-142-1.2%
202511,803-142-1.19%
202411,945-142-1.17%
202312,087-142-1.16%
202212,229-142-1.15%
202112,371-89-0.71%
202012,4601220.99%
201912,338-56-0.45%
201812,394-49-0.39%
201712,443-88-0.7%
201612,531-60-0.48%
201512,591-68-0.54%
201412,659-55-0.43%
201312,714-106-0.83%
201212,820-31-0.24%
201112,851-52-0.4%
201012,903-41-0.32%
200012,944-25-0.19%
199012,969-1,539-10.61%
198014,508-1,254-7.96%
197015,762-562-3.44%
196016,324-497-2.95%
195016,821-80-0.47%
194016,901-192-1.12%
193017,0931,0676.66%
192016,0266,71972.19%
19109,30792511.04%
19008,3823,81383.45%
18904,5691,86568.97%
18802,704
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Kewanee Population by Year