Oquawka, Illinois Population 2024

1,028

Oquawka is a city located in Henderson County Illinois. Oquawka has a 2024 population of 1,028. It is also the county seat of Henderson County.Oquawka is currently declining at a rate of -2.84% annually and its population has decreased by -8.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,124 in 2020.

The average household income in Oquawka is $56,698 with a poverty rate of 14.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Oquawka is 52.1 years, 49.6 years for males, and 55.6 years for females.

Oquawka Demographics

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

  • White: 90.97%
  • Two or more races: 7.53%
  • Black or African American: 0.97%
  • Other race: 0.54%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
699.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.54% (-96)
The current population of Oquawka, Illinois is 1,028 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,124.

Oquawka, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White84690.97%
Two or more races707.53%
Black or African American90.97%
Other race50.54%
Native American
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

Oquawka Population by Race

Oquawka Population Pyramid 2024

Oquawka Median Age

52.1

Total

49.6

Male

55.6

Female

Oquawka Adults

There are 779 adults, (260 of whom are seniors) in Oquawka.

Oquawka Age Dependency

79.2

Age Dependency Ratio

50.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Oquawka Sex Ratio

Female49753.44%
Male43346.56%

Oquawka Population by Age

Oquawka Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4761.9289.910.1
Non Family2321.1385.314.7
Married1622.4496.93.1
Female463.1180.419.6
Male363.111000
showing: 5 rows

2.55

Average Family Size

1.92

Average Household Size

89.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oquawka 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

Oquawka Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oquawka 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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

Oquawka Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,721

Average Earnings

$41,190

Average Male

$29,583

Average Female

Oquawka Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oquawka Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oquawka Language

99.78% of Oquawka residents speak only English, while 0.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.22% of the population.

Oquawka Language

Oquawka Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White79413216.62%
Multiple7034.29%
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14.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.33%

Male Poverty Rate

11.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oquawka

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oquawka is White, with 16.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oquawka is Multiple, with 4.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 30.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.08%.

Oquawka Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.33%
Bachelors or Greater18.64%
High School11.28%
Some College9.43%
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Oquawka Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed55.56%
Male Employed12.09%
Female Employed7.47%
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Oquawka Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oquawka Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oquawka Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Oquawka Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oquawka 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.

Oquawka Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oquawka Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

92

Number of Veterans

92

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Oquawka Veterans by War

count

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Oquawka Veterans by Age

count

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Oquawka Veterans by Race

Oquawka Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oquawka Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.8%

Labor Force Participation

44.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Oquawka Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oquawka Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oquawka 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

55.91%

Born in Oquawka

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Oquawka residents were born in the United States, with 55.91% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Oquawka Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029878-30-3.3%
2028908-30-3.2%
2027938-30-3.1%
2026968-30-3.01%
2025998-30-2.92%
20241,028-30-2.84%
20231,058-30-2.76%
20221,088-30-2.68%
20211,118-6-0.53%
20201,124-136-10.79%
20191,260-2-0.16%
20181,262-19-1.48%
20171,281-14-1.08%
20161,295-24-1.82%
20151,319-2-0.15%
20141,32160.46%
20131,315-9-0.68%
20121,324-29-2.14%
20111,353-22-1.6%
20101,375
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Oquawka Population by Year