Prophetstown, Illinois Population 2024

1,852

Prophetstown is a city located in Whiteside County Illinois. Prophetstown has a 2024 population of 1,852. Prophetstown is currently declining at a rate of -1.38% annually and its population has decreased by -4.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,938 in 2020.

The average household income in Prophetstown is $85,029 with a poverty rate of 10.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Prophetstown is 47.5 years, 43.6 years for males, and 50.5 years for females.

Prophetstown Demographics

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

  • White: 95.28%
  • Black or African American: 2.54%
  • Two or more races: 2.06%
  • Asian: 0.12%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,383.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.44% (-86)
The current population of Prophetstown, Illinois is 1,852 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,938.

Prophetstown, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,61695.28%
Black or African American432.54%
Two or more races352.06%
Asian20.12%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Prophetstown Population by Race

Prophetstown Population Pyramid 2024

Prophetstown Median Age

47.5

Total

43.6

Male

50.5

Female

Prophetstown Adults

There are 1,345 adults, (488 of whom are seniors) in Prophetstown.

Prophetstown Age Dependency

97.9

Age Dependency Ratio

56.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Prophetstown Sex Ratio

Female84249.65%
Male85450.35%

Prophetstown Population by Age

Prophetstown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6782.2679.220.8
Non Family3101.0877.422.6
Married3003.318515
Female623.0558.141.9
Male62.171000
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3.17

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

79.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Prophetstown 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

Prophetstown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prophetstown Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.24%.

Prophetstown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,222

Average Earnings

$57,167

Average Male

$30,000

Average Female

Prophetstown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prophetstown Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Prophetstown Language

99.11% of Prophetstown residents speak only English, while 0.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.89% of the population.

Prophetstown Language

Prophetstown Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,4641298.81%
Black372978.38%
Hispanic16212.5%
Multiple3113.23%
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10.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.69%

Male Poverty Rate

13.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prophetstown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prophetstown is Black, with 78.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prophetstown is Multiple, with 3.23% 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 14.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.31%.

Prophetstown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.28%
High School10.18%
Some College4.44%
Bachelors or Greater0.47%
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Prophetstown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed58.33%
Male Employed5.78%
Female Employed4.33%
Male Unemployed
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Prophetstown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prophetstown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Prophetstown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Prophetstown Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Prophetstown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Prophetstown Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Prophetstown Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

184

Number of Veterans

181

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Prophetstown Veterans by War

count

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Prophetstown Veterans by Age

count

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Prophetstown Veterans by Race

Prophetstown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prophetstown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49%

Labor Force Participation

44.8%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Prophetstown Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Prophetstown Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Prophetstown 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

74.47%

Born in Prophetstown

99.35%

Native Born

0.65%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.35% of Prophetstown residents were born in the United States, with 74.47% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Prophetstown Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,722-26-1.49%
20281,748-26-1.47%
20271,774-26-1.44%
20261,800-26-1.42%
20251,826-26-1.4%
20241,852-26-1.38%
20231,878-26-1.37%
20221,904-26-1.35%
20211,930-8-0.41%
20201,938
20191,938-11-0.56%
20181,949-21-1.07%
20171,970-14-0.71%
20161,984-18-0.9%
20152,002-6-0.3%
20142,008-24-1.18%
20132,032-12-0.59%
20122,044-22-1.06%
20112,066-11-0.53%
20102,077
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Prophetstown Population by Year