Metropolis, Illinois Population 2021

5,723
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Metropolis is a city located in Massac County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Massac County. With a 2020 population of 5,723, it is the 307th largest city in Illinois and the 4405th largest city in the United States . Metropolis is currently declining at a rate of -1.90% annually and its population has decreased by -12.45% 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 964 people per square mile.

The average household income in Metropolis is $45,963 with a poverty rate of 24.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $667 per month, and the median house value is $73,800. 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 Metropolis was:

  • White: 89.53%
  • Black or African American: 7.24%
  • Two or more races: 2.79%
  • Asian: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Metropolis, Illinois is 5,723 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,056.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,537.

Metropolis, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,48789.53%
Black or African American4447.24%
Two or More Races1712.79%
Asian270.44%
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Metropolis Population by Race

Metropolis Population Pyramid $2021

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Metropolis Median Age

43.7


Total

43.3


Male

46.5


Female

Metropolis Adults

There are 4,772 adults, (1,417 of whom are seniors) in Metropolis.

Metropolis Age Dependency

82.7

Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Metropolis Sex Ratio

Female

3,451

56.31%

Male

2,678

43.69%

Metropolis Population by Age

Metropolis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Metropolis Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.9%21.1%
Male64.4%35.6%
All62.1%37.9%
Non Family53.9%46.1%
Female26.5%73.5%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Metropolis Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7182.1462.1
Married1,1972.7278.9
Non Family1,0791.0953.9
Female3242.8926.5
Male1183.6964.4

2.72

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Metropolis Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3197.30%
9th to 12th Grade3999.13%
High School Graduate1,62237.13%
Some College99722.83%
Associates Degree4269.75%
Bachelors Degree4139.46%
Graduate Degree1924.40%
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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
White3,8923,290517
Black26425540
Hispanic1807321
2+ Races222222
Asian10105

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 100.00%.

Metropolis Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,756$44,966$24,310
Less Than 9th Grade$16,403$16,215$
High School Graduate$29,400$40,033$14,792
Some College$31,531$54,211$25,769
Bachelors Degree$46,458$65,313$42,540
Graduate Degree$46,964$$46,786

$31,756

Average Earnings

$44,966

Average Male

$24,310

Average Female

Metropolis Earnings by Educational Attainment

Metropolis Language by Age

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Metropolis Language

95.70% of Metropolis residents speak only English, while 4.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.95% of the population.

Metropolis Language

Metropolis Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,9931,04520.93%
Hispanic25021686.40%
Black4289421.96%
Multiple1717040.94%
Asian27725.93%

24.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.78%

Male Poverty Rate

28.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Metropolis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Metropolis is Hispanic, with 86.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Metropolis is White, with 20.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.06%.

Metropolis Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.38%
High School23.15%
Some College13.51%
Bachelors or Greater10.23%

Metropolis Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed66.67%
Male Unemployed43.37%
Female Employed16.61%
Male Employed10.23%

Metropolis Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Metropolis Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,855$45,963
Families$44,760$54,228
Married Families$58,021-
Non Families$22,021$31,063
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Income by Household Type

Metropolis Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

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 55-64.

Metropolis Marital Status by Race

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Metropolis Marital Status

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480

Number of Veterans

449

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam144
First Gulf War110
Korea62
World War II32
Second Gulf War22

Metropolis Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+145
65 to 74121
35 to 5499
55 to 6493
18 to 3422

Metropolis Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White45010.17%
Black309.55%

Metropolis Veterans by Race

Metropolis Veterans by Education

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11.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Metropolis Veterans by Education

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46.2%

Labor Force Participation

43.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

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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46.78%

Born in Metropolis

97.72%

Native Born

2.28%

Foreign Born

1.48%

Non Citizen

0.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.72% of Metropolis residents were born in the United States, with 46.78% having been born in Illinois. 1.48% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,723-111-1.90%
20205,834-111-1.87%
20195,945-111-1.83%
20186,056-97-1.58%
20176,153-68-1.09%
20166,221-59-0.94%
20156,280-84-1.32%
20146,364100.16%
20136,354-59-0.92%
20126,413-96-1.47%
20116,509-48-0.73%
20106,557750.12%
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%

Metropolis Population by Year