Princeton, Illinois Population 2024

7,685

Princeton is a city located in Bureau County Illinois. Princeton has a 2024 population of 7,685. It is also the county seat of Bureau County.Princeton is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually and its population has decreased by -1.7% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,818 in 2020.

The average household income in Princeton is $78,920 with a poverty rate of 14.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Princeton is 46.5 years, 39.9 years for males, and 50.5 years for females.

Princeton Demographics

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

  • White: 92.36%
  • Two or more races: 4.21%
  • Other race: 1.86%
  • Asian: 1.47%
  • Black or African American: 0.1%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
927.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.7% (-133)
The current population of Princeton, Illinois is 7,685 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,818.

Princeton, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,15792.36%
Two or more races3264.21%
Other race1441.86%
Asian1141.47%
Black or African American80.1%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Princeton Population by Race

Princeton Population Pyramid 2024

Princeton Median Age

46.5

Total

39.9

Male

50.5

Female

Princeton Adults

There are 6,269 adults, (2,118 of whom are seniors) in Princeton.

Princeton Age Dependency

86.7

Age Dependency Ratio

51

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Princeton Sex Ratio

Female4,17553.88%
Male3,57446.12%

Princeton Population by Age

Princeton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,4882.1571.528.5
Non Family1,5741.1553.746.3
Married1,4912.9492.47.6
Female3493.216337
Male742.6570.329.7
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2.91

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Princeton 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

Princeton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Princeton 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 asian people with a rate of 71.08%.

Princeton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,791

Average Earnings

$49,630

Average Male

$31,987

Average Female

Princeton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Princeton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Princeton Language

96.76% of Princeton residents speak only English, while 3.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.17% of the population.

Princeton Language

Princeton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,78794113.86%
Other1449968.75%
Multiple3165918.67%
Hispanic2804415.71%
Black22100%
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14.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.91%

Male Poverty Rate

16.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Princeton

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Princeton is White, with 13.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.18%.

Princeton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.17%
Some College16.86%
High School12.87%
Bachelors or Greater3.19%
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Princeton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed58.76%
Male Unemployed51.16%
Female Employed7.6%
Male Employed5.17%
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Princeton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Princeton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Princeton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Princeton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Princeton 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 35-44.

Princeton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Princeton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

463

Number of Veterans

393

Male Veterans

70

Female Veterans

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Princeton Veterans by War

count

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Princeton Veterans by Age

count

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Princeton Veterans by Race

Princeton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Princeton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Princeton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Princeton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Princeton 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

78.07%

Born in Princeton

97.47%

Native Born

2.53%

Foreign Born

1.88%

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.47% of Princeton residents were born in the United States, with 78.07% having been born in Illinois. 1.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Princeton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,595-18-0.24%
20287,613-18-0.24%
20277,631-18-0.24%
20267,649-18-0.23%
20257,667-18-0.23%
20247,685-18-0.23%
20237,703-18-0.23%
20227,721-18-0.23%
20217,739-79-1.01%
20207,8183494.67%
20197,469-67-0.89%
20187,536-40-0.53%
20177,576-54-0.71%
20167,630360.47%
20157,594-79-1.03%
20147,673-55-0.71%
20137,728-56-0.72%
20127,784-61-0.78%
20117,845-74-0.93%
20107,9194185.57%
20007,5013044.22%
19907,197-145-1.97%
19807,3423835.5%
19706,95970911.34%
19606,2504858.41%
19505,76554110.36%
19405,2244629.7%
19304,76263615.41%
19204,126-5-0.12%
19104,1311082.68%
19004,02362718.46%
18903,396-43-1.25%
18803,4391755.36%
18703,264
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Princeton Population by Year