Oblong, Illinois Population 2024

1,336

Oblong is a city located in Crawford County Illinois. Oblong has a 2024 population of 1,336. Oblong is currently declining at a rate of -0.89% annually and its population has decreased by -2.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,369 in 2020.

The average household income in Oblong is $58,934 with a poverty rate of 18.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Oblong is 34.9 years, 34.3 years for males, and 42.3 years for females.

Oblong Demographics

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

  • White: 92.74%
  • Two or more races: 6.03%
  • Black or African American: 0.96%
  • Other race: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,230.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.41% (-33)
The current population of Oblong, Illinois is 1,336 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,369.

Oblong, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,35492.74%
Two or more races886.03%
Black or African American140.96%
Other race30.21%
Native American10.07%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Oblong Population by Race

Oblong Population Pyramid 2024

Oblong Median Age

34.9

Total

34.3

Male

42.3

Female

Oblong Adults

There are 1,100 adults, (275 of whom are seniors) in Oblong.

Oblong Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Oblong Sex Ratio

Female71749.11%
Male74350.89%

Oblong Population by Age

Oblong Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6582.1264.135.9
Married2852.6366.333.7
Non Family2451.1164.135.9
Female903.2362.237.8
Male382.2152.647.4
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2.6

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oblong 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

Oblong Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oblong 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 white people with a rate of 12.23%.

Oblong Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$30,911

Average Earnings

$35,781

Average Male

$17,176

Average Female

Oblong Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oblong Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oblong Language

95.85% of Oblong residents speak only English, while 4.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.64% of the population.

Oblong Language

Oblong Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,29024819.22%
Black141178.57%
Other33100%
Hispanic13323.08%
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18.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.8%

Male Poverty Rate

24.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oblong

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oblong is White, with 19.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.24%.

Oblong Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.38%
Some College14.86%
High School14.69%
Bachelors or Greater2.86%
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Oblong Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed62.5%
Male Unemployed15.79%
Female Employed13.75%
Male Employed6.65%
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Oblong Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oblong Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oblong Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Oblong Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oblong 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 55-64.

Oblong Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oblong Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

69

Number of Veterans

69

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Oblong Veterans by War

count

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Oblong Veterans by Age

count

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Oblong Veterans by Race

Oblong Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oblong Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Oblong Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oblong Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oblong 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

72.6%

Born in Oblong

99.52%

Native Born

0.48%

Foreign Born

0.34%

Non Citizen

0.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.52% of Oblong residents were born in the United States, with 72.6% having been born in Illinois. 0.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Oblong Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,276-12-0.93%
20281,288-12-0.92%
20271,300-12-0.91%
20261,312-12-0.91%
20251,324-12-0.9%
20241,336-12-0.89%
20231,348-12-0.88%
20221,360-12-0.87%
20211,37230.22%
20201,369-3-0.22%
20191,372-13-0.94%
20181,385-10-0.72%
20171,395-12-0.85%
20161,407-12-0.85%
20151,419-1-0.07%
20141,420-13-0.91%
20131,433-12-0.83%
20121,445-19-1.3%
20111,464-3-0.2%
20101,467
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Oblong Population by Year