Oblong is a city located in Crawford County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 1,351, it is the 596th largest city in Illinois and the 13171st largest city in the United States. Oblong is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -11.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,520 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Oblong has a population density of 1,245 people per square mile.
The average household income in Oblong is $52,913 with a poverty rate of 20.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $470 per month, and the median house value is $57,600. The median age in Oblong is 39.3 years, 42.5 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oblongwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.06%.
97.06% of Oblong residents speak only English, while 2.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.08% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Oblong is Black, with 76.92% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Oblong is Multiple, with 3.92% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.58%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Oblong
99.61% of Oblong residents were born in the United States, with 73.55% having been born in Illinois. 0.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.