Metropolis, Illinois Population 2020

5,941
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Metropolis is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 5,941, it is the 300th largest city in Illinois and the 4305th largest city in the United States. Metropolis is currently declining at a rate of -0.88% annually and its population has decreased by -9.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,537 in 2010. Metropolis reached it's highest population of 7,339 in 1960. Spanning over 6 miles, Metropolis has a population density of 1,001 people per square mile.

The average household income in Metropolis is $44,288 with a poverty rate of 24.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $646 per month, and the median house value is $73,500. The median age in Metropolis is 42.2 years, 41.6 years for males, and 42.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 79.2 males.

Metropolis Demographics

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

  • White: 89.55%
  • Black or African American: 7.13%
  • Two or more races: 2.99%
  • Asian: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Metropolis, Illinois is 5,941, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,047.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,537.

Metropolis, Illinois Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,53889.55%
Black or African American4417.13%
Two or More Races1852.99%
Asian200.32%
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Metropolis Population Pyramid 2020

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Metropolis Median Age

42.2


Total

41.6


Male

42.9


Female

Metropolis Adults

There are 4,720 adults, (1,351 of whom are seniors) in Metropolis.

Metropolis Age Dependency

83.6

Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Metropolis Sex Ratio

Female

3,451

55.81%

Male

2,733

44.19%

Metropolis Households and Families

Metropolis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Metropolis Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
All62.6%37.4%
Male54.5%45.5%
Non Family53.9%46.1%
Female32.2%67.8%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6942.1762.6
Non Family1,2181.1353.9
Married1,0682.8981.5
Female2763.4632.2
Male1323.3154.5

2.92

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Metropolis Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3177.33%
9th to 12th Grade4139.55%
High School Graduate1,55135.85%
Some College1,03123.83%
Associates Degree46810.82%
Bachelors Degree4129.52%
Graduate Degree1343.10%
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Metropolis Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,8503,174472
Black27524127
Hispanic16414424
Multiple Races232323
Asian1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,107$43,640$20,873
Less Than High School$17,350$33,008$12,237
High School Grad$27,554$40,333$17,841
Some College$27,823$46,384$21,741
Bachelors Degree$42,537$61,705$31,786
Graduate Degree$55,833$$55,602

$31,107

Average Earnings

$43,640

Average Male

$20,873

Average Female

Metropolis Language

Metropolis Language by Age

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Metropolis Language

96.82% of Metropolis residents speak only English, while 3.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.46% of the population.

Metropolis Poverty

Metropolis Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,1061,11821.90%
Black43514433.10%
Hispanic18412065.22%
Multiple1857641.08%
Asian20630.00%

24.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.95%

Male Poverty Rate

29.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Metropolis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Metropolis is Hispanic, with 65.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Metropolis is White, with 21.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.07%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.88%
High School29.30%
Some College14.72%
Bachelors or Greater10.74%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed60.71%
Female Employed17.73%
Male Employed2.40%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Metropolis Income

Metropolis Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,861$44,288
Families$44,375$54,952
Married Families$62,794-
Non Families$20,735$28,993
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Metropolis Marital Status

Metropolis Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Metropolis Married by Age and Sex

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Metropolis 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.

Metropolis Marital Status by Race

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Metropolis Veterans

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470

Number of Veterans

432

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam150
First Gulf War83
Korea79
Second Gulf War35
World War II31
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Age Group Veterans
75+177
65 to 74113
35 to 54107
55 to 6449
18 to 3424
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Name Veterans % of Total
White44110.10%
Black299.18%

Metropolis Veterans by Education

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18.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Metropolis Employment Status

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47.4%

Labor Force Participation

44.8%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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43.52%

Born in Illinois

99.01%

Native Born

0.99%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.01% of Metropolis residents were born in the United States, with 43.52% having been born in Illinois. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,941-53-0.88%
20195,994-53-0.88%
20186,047-81-1.32%
20176,128-53-0.86%
20166,181-59-0.95%
20156,240-78-1.23%
20146,318-40-0.63%
20136,358-57-0.89%
20126,415-94-1.44%
20116,509-47-0.72%
20106,556740.11%
20006,482-252-0.38%
19906,734-437-0.63%
19807,1712310.33%
19706,940-399-0.56%
19607,3391,2461.88%
19506,093-194-0.31%
19406,2877141.21%
19305,5735180.98%
19205,0554000.83%
19104,6555861.35%
19004,0694961.31%
18903,5739052.96%
18802,6680.00%