Malta is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 1,139, it is the 644th largest city in Illinois and the 14175th largest city in the United States. Malta is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -20.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,431 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Malta has a population density of 1,863 people per square mile.
The average household income in Malta is $86,662 with a poverty rate of 20.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $876 per month, and the median house value is $146,900. The median age in Malta is 39.3 years, 39.2 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Maltawas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
84.93% of Malta residents speak only English, while 15.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.36% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Malta is Asian, with 66.67% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Malta is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.78%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Malta
92.80% of Malta residents were born in the United States, with 76.38% having been born in Illinois. 6.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.