Normal, Illinois Population 2024

52,573

Normal is a city located in McLean County Illinois. Normal has a 2024 population of 52,573. Normal is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually and its population has decreased by -0.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 52,752 in 2020.

The average household income in Normal is $90,242 with a poverty rate of 23.36%. The median age in Normal is 25.2 years: 25.4 years for males, and 25 years for females.

Normal Demographics

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

  • White: 78.64%
  • Black or African American: 12.68%
  • Asian: 3.95%
  • Two or more races: 3.73%
  • Other race: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
18.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,849.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.34% (-179)
The current population of Normal, Illinois is 52,573 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 52,752.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White41,61778.64%
Black or African American6,71212.68%
Asian2,0883.95%
Two or more races1,9763.73%
Other race3850.73%
Native American1300.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.02%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Normal Population by Race

Normal Population Pyramid 2024

Normal Median Age

25.2

Total

25.4

Male

25

Female

Normal Adults

There are 43,835 adults, (6,057 of whom are seniors) in Normal.

Normal Age Dependency

40.1

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24

Child Dependency Ratio

Normal Sex Ratio

Female27,85952.64%
Male25,06147.36%

Normal Population by Age

Normal Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All19,6582.3755.844.2
Non Family9,8991.633070
Married7,4683.1692.57.5
Female1,8003.1245.354.7
Male4912.5457.442.6

3.08

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Normal Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade5061.9%
Associates Degree1,9937.49%
Bachelors Degree9,29334.9%
Graduate Degree5,05318.98%
High School Graduate4,78817.98%
Less Than 9th Grade1900.71%
Some College4,80218.04%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Normal Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Normal Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White21,05720,63811,584
Black2,8002,7641,056
Hispanic1,2901,070496
Asian1,1581,1521,000
2+ Races653603397
Other Race27014776
Native American25100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 99.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 86.36%.

Normal Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$65,193$73,304$55,798
Graduate Degree$77,594$95,745$68,438
High School Graduate$38,158$44,315$28,107
Less Than 9th Grade$47,582$48,601$0
Overall$53,243$65,389$44,994
Some College$36,869$49,917$30,021

$53,243

Average Earnings

$65,389

Average Male

$44,994

Average Female

Normal Earnings by Educational Attainment

Normal Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Normal Language

91.7% of Normal residents speak only English, while 8.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.25% of the population.

Normal Language

Normal Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White35,2627,39120.96%
Black5,7612,40041.66%
Hispanic2,58746217.86%
Asian1,89542322.32%
Multiple1,76725614.49%
Other3589225.7%
Islander77100%

23.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.61%

Male Poverty Rate

26.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Normal

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Normal is Multiple, with 14.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.65%.

Normal Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College14.67%
Less Than 9th Grade14.37%
High School13%
Bachelors or Greater5.05%

Normal Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50.08%
Male Unemployed32.37%
Female Employed21.4%
Male Employed10.8%

Normal Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Normal Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$111,334$136,013
Households$63,965$90,242
Married Families$125,950$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,067$43,744

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Normal Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Normal Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Normal Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Normal Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Normal Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,666

Number of Veterans

1,591

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam535
Second Gulf War497
First Gulf War287
Korea47
World War II32

Normal Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74428
35 to 54398
75+372
18 to 34258
55 to 64210

Normal Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,3963.9%
Black1593.44%
Hispanic1526.23%
2+ Races896.95%
Asian120.73%
Native American1011.9%

Normal Veterans by Race

Normal Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Normal Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Normal Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Normal Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Normal 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

76.47%

Born in Normal

93.73%

Native Born

6.27%

Foreign Born

3.18%

Non Citizen

3.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.73% of Normal residents were born in the United States, with 76.47% having been born in Illinois. 3.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Normal Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202952,350-44-0.08%
202852,394-45-0.09%
202752,439-45-0.09%
202652,484-44-0.08%
202552,528-45-0.09%
202452,573-45-0.09%
202352,618-158-0.3%
202252,776-29-0.05%
202152,805530.1%
202052,752-1,647-3.03%
201954,399-219-0.4%
201854,6181630.3%
201754,455370.07%
201654,4181000.18%
201554,318-217-0.4%
201454,535-150-0.27%
201354,6856441.19%
201254,0419101.71%
201153,1314840.92%
201052,64700%
200045,3865,36313.4%
199040,0234,35112.2%
198035,6729,27635.14%
197026,39613,03997.62%
196013,3573,58536.69%
19509,7722,78939.94%
19406,9832153.18%
19306,7681,62531.6%
19205,1431,11927.81%
19104,0242296.03%
19003,7953369.71%
18903,459-48,891-93.39%
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Normal Population by Year