Olney, Illinois Population 2022

8,619
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Olney is a city located in Richland County Illinois. Olney has a 2020 population of 8,619. It is also the county seat of Richland County. Olney is currently declining at a rate of -0.47% annually and its population has decreased by -0.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,701 in 2010.

The average household income in Olney is $53,921 with a poverty rate of 17.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $559 per month, and the median house value is $82,100. The median age in Olney is 41.2 years, 39.9 years for males, and 42.4 years for females.

Olney Demographics

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

  • White: 93.86%
  • Two or more races: 2.29%
  • Other race: 1.57%
  • Black or African American: 1.05%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Olney, Illinois is 8,619 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,701.

Olney, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,32793.86%
Black or African American931.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native280.32%
Asian820.92%
Some Other Race1391.57%
Two or More Races2032.29%
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Olney Population by Race

Olney Population Pyramid 2022

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Olney Median Age

40.6


Total

39.2


Male

41.9


Female

Olney Adults

There are 6,692 adults, (1,860 of whom are seniors) in Olney.

Olney Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Olney Sex Ratio

Female

4,561

51.41%

Male

4,311

48.59%

Olney Population by Age

Olney Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Olney Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.7%9.3%
Male74.7%25.3%
All65.1%34.9%
Non Family46.6%53.4%
Female37.5%62.5%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Olney Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6812.3365.1
Married1,5013.0190.7
Male2293.2474.7
Female5143.1937.5
Non Family1,4371.1646.6

2.9

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Olney Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1272.11%
9th to 12th Grade4527.50%
High School Graduate1,81530.13%
Some College1,47224.44%
Associates Degree97616.20%
Bachelors Degree78313.00%
Graduate Degree3996.62%
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Olney Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Olney Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian707044
Hispanic737340
2+ Races696914
Black30276
Other Race10110120
White5,7055,1291,091
Native American2828

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.86%.

Olney Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,288$42,391$28,354
Less Than 9th Grade$24,044$$22,031
High School Graduate$28,869$40,089$13,194
Some College$34,253$43,275$25,611
Bachelors Degree$49,427$53,000$49,205
Graduate Degree$52,448$60,179$52,422

$37,288

Average Earnings

$42,391

Average Male

$28,354

Average Female

Olney Earnings by Educational Attainment

Olney Language by Age

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Olney Language

96.15% of Olney residents speak only English, while 3.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.36% of the population.

Olney Language

Olney Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black837792.77%
Hispanic23512553.19%
Multiple2034723.15%
White7,9521,25315.76%
OtherNaN%

17.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.11%

Male Poverty Rate

18.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Olney

The race most likely to be in poverty in Olney is Black, with 92.77% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.53%.

Olney Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.70%
High School15.98%
Some College15.69%
Bachelors or Greater5.20%

Olney Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.81%
Male Unemployed41.78%
Female Employed8.57%
Female Unemployed54.76%

Olney Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Olney Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,650$60,120
Families$69,286$72,877
Married Families$87,076-
Non Families$25,784$35,349
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Income by Household Type

Olney Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Olney Married by Age and Sex

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Olney Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Olney Marital Status by Race

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Olney Marital Status

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611

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War139
First Gulf War128
Vietnam119
Korea109
World War II32

Olney Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3456
35 to 54135
55 to 6428
65 to 74125
75+267

Olney Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5979.43%
Native American1450.00%

Olney Veterans by Race

Olney Veterans by Education

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6.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Olney Veterans by Education

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60.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Olney Employment by Age

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Olney Employment by Race

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Olney 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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75.48%

Born in Olney

97.75%

Native Born

2.25%

Foreign Born

1.19%

Non Citizen

1.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.75% of Olney residents were born in the United States, with 75.48% having been born in Illinois. 1.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Olney Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18702,6800.00%
18803,5128322.74%
18903,8313190.87%
19004,2604291.07%
19105,0117511.64%
19204,491-520-1.09%
19306,1401,6493.18%
19407,8311,6912.46%
19508,6127810.96%
19608,7801680.19%
19708,9741940.22%
19809,026520.06%
19908,664-362-0.41%
20008,631-33-0.04%
20109,1154840.55%
20119,074-41-0.45%
20129,033-41-0.45%
20138,992-41-0.45%
20148,951-41-0.46%
20158,910-41-0.46%
20168,869-41-0.46%
20178,828-41-0.46%
20188,787-41-0.46%
20198,746-41-0.47%
20208,701-45-0.51%
20218,660-41-0.47%
20228,619-41-0.47%

Olney Population by Year