Kewanee, Illinois Population 2021

12,227
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Kewanee is a city located in Henry County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 12,227, it is the 194th largest city in Illinois and the 2679th largest city in the United States . Kewanee is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually and its population has decreased by -5.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,916 in 2010. Kewanee reached it's highest population of 17,093 in 1930. Spanning over 7 miles, Kewanee has a population density of 1,853 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kewanee is $52,958 with a poverty rate of 20.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $621 per month, and the median house value is $60,000. The median age in Kewanee is 37.8 years, 36 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Kewanee Demographics

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

  • White: 84.78%
  • Other race: 6.93%
  • Black or African American: 6.03%
  • Asian: 1.14%
  • Two or more races: 0.98%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Kewanee, Illinois is 12,227 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,395.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,916.

Kewanee, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,63784.78%
Some Other Race8696.93%
Black or African American7576.03%
Asian1431.14%
Two or More Races1230.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native180.14%
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Kewanee Population by Race

Kewanee Population Pyramid $2021

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Kewanee Median Age

37.8


Total

36


Male

39.9


Female

Kewanee Adults

There are 9,499 adults, (2,463 of whom are seniors) in Kewanee.

Kewanee Age Dependency

78.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Kewanee Sex Ratio

Female

6,529

52.04%

Male

6,018

47.96%

Kewanee Population by Age

Kewanee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kewanee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.7%22.3%
Male65.5%34.5%
All63.9%36.1%
Non Family55.7%44.3%
Female37.8%62.2%

63.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kewanee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8972.4863.9
Married2,0933.1977.7
Non Family1,8951.1955.7
Female5293.8137.8
Male3803.2365.5

3.16

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Kewanee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4405.24%
9th to 12th Grade99411.84%
High School Graduate3,06036.44%
Some College1,79421.36%
Associates Degree87710.44%
Bachelors Degree84310.04%
Graduate Degree3904.64%
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Kewanee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kewanee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,2326,3141,141
Hispanic59724915
Black41829835
Other Race37272
Asian824711
2+ Races383831
Native American1818

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 2+ races people with a rate of 81.58%.

Kewanee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,101$39,149$26,409
Less Than 9th Grade$26,250$27,066$24,375
High School Graduate$28,065$37,083$21,146
Some College$32,314$42,228$26,903
Bachelors Degree$41,211$40,781$42,500
Graduate Degree$50,000$48,281$51,719

$32,101

Average Earnings

$39,149

Average Male

$26,409

Average Female

Kewanee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kewanee Language by Age

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Kewanee Language

91.03% of Kewanee residents speak only English, while 8.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.80% of the population.

Kewanee Language

Kewanee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,8191,59916.28%
Hispanic1,33859344.32%
Other86943349.83%
Black66423835.84%
Multiple1236149.59%
Asian125118.80%

20.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.60%

Male Poverty Rate

21.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kewanee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kewanee is Other, with 49.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kewanee is Asian, with 8.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.19%.

Kewanee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.55%
High School13.90%
Bachelors or Greater8.23%
Some College7.66%

Kewanee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.07%
Male Unemployed30.90%
Male Employed9.06%
Female Employed7.91%

Kewanee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kewanee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,664$52,958
Families$52,101$64,699
Married Families$62,321-
Non Families$23,405$30,420
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Income by Household Type

Kewanee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Kewanee Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Kewanee Marital Status by Race

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Kewanee Marital Status

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827

Number of Veterans

751

Male Veterans

76

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam280
First Gulf War130
Korea78
Second Gulf War78
World War II53

Kewanee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+281
65 to 74189
35 to 54179
55 to 64146
18 to 3432

Kewanee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7729.24%
Hispanic536.57%
Other Race224.37%
Black214.57%
2+ Races1221.05%

Kewanee Veterans by Race

Kewanee Veterans by Education

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16.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kewanee Veterans by Education

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56.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Kewanee Employment by Age

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Kewanee Employment by Race

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Kewanee 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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80.80%

Born in Kewanee

96.33%

Native Born

3.67%

Foreign Born

2.12%

Non Citizen

1.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.33% of Kewanee residents were born in the United States, with 80.80% having been born in Illinois. 2.12% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,227-56-0.46%
202012,283-56-0.45%
201912,339-56-0.45%
201812,395-54-0.43%
201712,449-88-0.70%
201612,537-54-0.43%
201512,591-69-0.55%
201412,660-60-0.47%
201312,720-102-0.80%
201212,822-31-0.24%
201112,853-55-0.43%
201012,908-36-0.03%
200012,944-25-0.02%
199012,969-1,539-1.12%
198014,508-1,254-0.83%
197015,762-562-0.35%
196016,324-497-0.30%
195016,821-80-0.05%
194016,901-192-0.11%
193017,0931,0670.65%
192016,0266,7195.58%
19109,3079251.05%
19008,3823,8136.26%
18904,5691,8655.39%
18802,7040.00%

Kewanee Population by Year