Metropolis, Illinois Population 2022

5,855
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Metropolis is a city located in Massac County Illinois. Metropolis has a 2020 population of 5,855. It is also the county seat of Massac County. Metropolis is currently declining at a rate of -0.96% annually and its population has decreased by -1.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,969 in 2010.

The average household income in Metropolis is $45,963 with a poverty rate of 23.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $714 per month, and the median house value is $81,700. The median age in Metropolis is 43.7 years, 43.3 years for males, and 46.5 years for females.

Metropolis Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Metropoliswas:

  • White: 90.53%
  • Black or African American: 5.77%
  • Two or more races: 3.25%
  • Asian: 0.45%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Metropolis, Illinois is 5,855 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,969.

Metropolis, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,48090.53%
Black or African American3495.77%
Asian270.45%
Two or More Races1973.25%
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Metropolis Population by Race

Metropolis Population Pyramid 2022

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Metropolis Median Age

43.4


Total

43.2


Male

44.4


Female

Metropolis Adults

There are 4,779 adults, (1,433 of whom are seniors) in Metropolis.

Metropolis Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Metropolis Sex Ratio

Female

3,545

58.57%

Male

2,508

41.43%

Metropolis Population by Age

Metropolis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Metropolis Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.7%18.3%
All61.9%38.1%
Male50%50%
Non Family47.6%52.4%
Female25.9%74.1%

61.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Metropolis Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6242.1961.9
Married1,2732.6381.7
Male883.5650
Female2862.9425.9
Non Family9771.2647.6

2.62

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Metropolis Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2615.93%
9th to 12th Grade4339.83%
High School Graduate1,71738.99%
Some College97922.23%
Associates Degree4079.24%
Bachelors Degree4129.36%
Graduate Degree1954.43%
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Metropolis Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Metropolis Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races383828
Asian13136
Black291279101
Hispanic2038526
White3,8593,295446

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 2+ races people with a rate of 73.68%.

Metropolis Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,826$44,918$22,855
Less Than 9th Grade$22,669$16,197$24,131
High School Graduate$25,305$36,103$20,845
Some College$31,827$53,079$24,091
Bachelors Degree$49,063$84,792$33,917
Graduate Degree$45,781$$46,406

$30,826

Average Earnings

$44,918

Average Male

$22,855

Average Female

Metropolis Earnings by Educational Attainment

Metropolis Language by Age

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Metropolis Language

95.42% of Metropolis residents speak only English, while 4.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.21% of the population.

Metropolis Language

Metropolis Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic236236100.00%
Multiple1976734.01%
Black3208125.31%
Asian27622.22%
White4,96298519.85%
OtherNaN%

23.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.92%

Male Poverty Rate

28.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Metropolis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Metropolis is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.31%.

Metropolis Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.25%
High School26.95%
Some College11.89%
Bachelors or Greater12.13%

Metropolis Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.13%
Male Unemployed37.14%
Female Employed14.83%
Female Unemployed40.98%

Metropolis Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Metropolis Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,883$48,644
Families$44,771$57,537
Married Families$58,207-
Non Families$18,722$31,162
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Income by Household Type

Metropolis Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

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 45-54.

Metropolis Marital Status by Race

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Metropolis Marital Status

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469

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War32
First Gulf War165
Vietnam125
Korea51
World War II10

Metropolis Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3432
35 to 5489
55 to 64136
65 to 74105
75+107

Metropolis Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4059.13%
Black6421.99%

Metropolis Veterans by Race

Metropolis Veterans by Education

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8.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Metropolis Veterans by Education

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47.3%

Labor Force Participation

44.7%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Metropolis Employment by Age

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Metropolis Employment by Race

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Metropolis 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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47.84%

Born in Metropolis

97.44%

Native Born

2.56%

Foreign Born

1.65%

Non Citizen

0.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.44% of Metropolis residents were born in the United States, with 47.84% having been born in Illinois. 1.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Metropolis Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18802,6680.00%
18903,5739052.96%
19004,0694961.31%
19104,6555861.35%
19205,0554000.83%
19305,5735180.98%
19406,2877141.21%
19506,093-194-0.31%
19607,3391,2461.88%
19706,940-399-0.56%
19807,1712310.33%
19906,734-437-0.63%
20006,482-252-0.38%
20106,537550.08%
20116,480-57-0.87%
20126,423-57-0.88%
20136,366-57-0.89%
20146,309-57-0.90%
20156,252-57-0.90%
20166,195-57-0.91%
20176,138-57-0.92%
20186,081-57-0.93%
20196,024-57-0.94%
20205,969-55-0.91%
20215,912-57-0.95%
20225,855-57-0.96%

Metropolis Population by Year