Malta, Illinois Population 2024

1,120

Malta is a city located in DeKalb County Illinois. Malta has a 2024 population of 1,120. Malta is currently declining at a rate of -0.53% annually and its population has decreased by -1.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,141 in 2020.

The average household income in Malta is $92,848 with a poverty rate of 18.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Malta is 33.7 years, 34 years for males, and 33.6 years for females.

Malta Demographics

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

  • White: 79.41%
  • Other race: 11.34%
  • Two or more races: 4.23%
  • Black or African American: 3.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.63%
  • Asian: 0.33%
  • Native American:
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,831.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.84% (-21)
The current population of Malta, Illinois is 1,120 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,141.

Malta, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,21979.41%
Other race17411.34%
Two or more races654.23%
Black or African American473.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander251.63%
Asian50.33%
Native American
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Native American

Malta Population by Race

Malta Population Pyramid 2024

Malta Median Age

33.7

Total

34

Male

33.6

Female

Malta Adults

There are 1,092 adults, (179 of whom are seniors) in Malta.

Malta Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Malta Sex Ratio

Female74548.53%
Male79051.47%

Malta Population by Age

Malta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5252.9265.334.7
Married2863.474.825.2
Non Family1791.494852
Male3861000
Female223.1422.777.3
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3.51

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Malta 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

Malta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Malta Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

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

Malta Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,000

Average Earnings

$49,464

Average Male

$42,614

Average Female

Malta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Malta Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Malta Language

88.73% of Malta residents speak only English, while 11.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.91% of the population.

Malta Language

Malta Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Other17415488.51%
Hispanic22515468.44%
White1,2011139.41%
Multiple651116.92%
Asian55100%
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18.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.35%

Male Poverty Rate

21.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Malta

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Malta is White, with 9.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.19%.

Malta Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.83%
High School14.56%
Some College13.03%
Bachelors or Greater3.59%
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Malta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed14.19%
Male Employed8.02%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Malta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Malta Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Malta Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Malta Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Malta 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.

Malta Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Malta Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

141

Number of Veterans

135

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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Malta Veterans by War

count

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Malta Veterans by Age

count

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Malta Veterans by Race

Malta Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Malta Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.2%

Labor Force Participation

69.1%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Malta Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Malta Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Malta 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

77.85%

Born in Malta

93.75%

Native Born

6.25%

Foreign Born

5.67%

Non Citizen

0.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.75% of Malta residents were born in the United States, with 77.85% having been born in Illinois. 5.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Malta Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,090-6-0.55%
20281,096-6-0.54%
20271,102-6-0.54%
20261,108-6-0.54%
20251,114-6-0.54%
20241,120-6-0.53%
20231,126-6-0.53%
20221,132-6-0.53%
20211,138-3-0.26%
20201,141-29-2.48%
20191,17020.17%
20181,168-4-0.34%
20171,17260.51%
20161,166-3-0.26%
20151,169-3-0.26%
20141,17230.26%
20131,16920.17%
20121,167-1-0.09%
20111,168-9-0.76%
20101,177
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Malta Population by Year