Lacon, Illinois Population 2024

1,856

Lacon is a city located in Marshall County Illinois. Lacon has a 2024 population of 1,856. It is also the county seat of Marshall County.Lacon is currently declining at a rate of -0.22% annually and its population has decreased by -0.8% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,871 in 2020.

The average household income in Lacon is $76,592 with a poverty rate of 16.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lacon is 45.3 years, 39.4 years for males, and 52 years for females.

Lacon Demographics

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

  • White: 97.55%
  • Other race: 1.77%
  • Black or African American: 0.34%
  • Two or more races: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Asian: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,159.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.8% (-15)
The current population of Lacon, Illinois is 1,856 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,871.

Lacon, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,71097.55%
Other race311.77%
Black or African American60.34%
Two or more races40.23%
Native American10.06%
Asian10.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lacon Population by Race

Lacon Population Pyramid 2024

Lacon Median Age

45.3

Total

39.4

Male

52

Female

Lacon Adults

There are 1,372 adults, (424 of whom are seniors) in Lacon.

Lacon Age Dependency

84.9

Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lacon Sex Ratio

Female88950.71%
Male86449.29%

Lacon Population by Age

Lacon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6982.3672.927.1
Married3662.9191.58.5
Non Family2531.365347
Female572.9652.647.4
Male223.1845.554.5
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2.89

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lacon 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

Lacon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lacon 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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

Lacon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,375

Average Earnings

$59,875

Average Male

$25,694

Average Female

Lacon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lacon Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lacon Language

97.13% of Lacon residents speak only English, while 2.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.34% of the population.

Lacon Language

Lacon Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,60325515.91%
Other302170%
Hispanic431534.88%
Native11100%
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16.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.72%

Male Poverty Rate

17.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lacon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lacon is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lacon is White, with 15.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.47%.

Lacon Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade52.94%
High School19.77%
Bachelors or Greater18.18%
Some College4.74%
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Lacon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed74.36%
Female Unemployed61.9%
Female Employed16.88%
Male Employed2.24%
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Lacon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lacon Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lacon Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lacon Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lacon 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 35-44.

Lacon Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lacon Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

132

Number of Veterans

127

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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Lacon Veterans by War

count

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Lacon Veterans by Age

count

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Lacon Veterans by Race

Lacon Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lacon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.1%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lacon Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lacon Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lacon 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

92.41%

Born in Lacon

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Lacon residents were born in the United States, with 92.41% 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.

Lacon Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,836-4-0.22%
20281,840-4-0.22%
20271,844-4-0.22%
20261,848-4-0.22%
20251,852-4-0.22%
20241,856-4-0.22%
20231,860-4-0.21%
20221,864-4-0.21%
20211,868-3-0.16%
20201,8711257.16%
20191,746-3-0.17%
20181,749-31-1.74%
20171,780-35-1.93%
20161,815-7-0.38%
20151,822-7-0.38%
20141,829-27-1.45%
20131,856-22-1.17%
20121,878-38-1.98%
20111,916-27-1.39%
20101,943
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Lacon Population by Year