Steger, Illinois Population 2024

9,088

Steger is a city located in Cook County and Will County Illinois. Steger has a 2024 population of 9,088. Steger is currently declining at a rate of -1.34% annually and its population has decreased by -4.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,560 in 2020.

The average household income in Steger is $68,996 with a poverty rate of 13.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Steger is 38.5 years, 38 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Steger Demographics

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

  • White: 64.91%
  • Black or African American: 16.56%
  • Other race: 10.77%
  • Two or more races: 6.75%
  • Asian: 0.98%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
  • Native American:
Land Area (mi²)
3.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,669.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.94% (-472)
The current population of Steger, Illinois is 9,088 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,560.

Steger, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,17864.91%
Black or African American1,57616.56%
Other race1,02510.77%
Two or more races6426.75%
Asian930.98%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.04%
Native American
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Steger Population by Race

Steger Population Pyramid 2024

Steger Median Age

38.5

Total

38

Male

39.8

Female

Steger Adults

There are 7,291 adults, (1,731 of whom are seniors) in Steger.

Steger Age Dependency

71.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Steger Sex Ratio

Female4,64748.82%
Male4,87151.18%

Steger Population by Age

Steger Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,0502.3559.940.1
Non Family1,6751.1341.358.7
Married1,5203.3888.811.2
Female5552.7440.259.8
Male3003.255347
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3.11

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

59.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Steger 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

Steger Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Steger 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

Steger Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,376

Average Earnings

$60,176

Average Male

$34,533

Average Female

Steger Earnings by Educational Attainment

Steger Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Steger Language

86.34% of Steger residents speak only English, while 13.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.9% of the population.

Steger Language

Steger Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,3804959.2%
Hispanic2,13246421.76%
Black1,57625716.31%
Other1,02515114.73%
Multiple62214523.31%
Asian932830.11%
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13.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.34%

Male Poverty Rate

14.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Steger

The race most likely to be in poverty in Steger is Asian, with 30.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Steger is White, with 9.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.08%.

Steger Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.45%
High School16.58%
Bachelors or Greater8.25%
Some College6.76%
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Steger Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed46.47%
Female Employed11.48%
Male Employed4.93%
Female Unemployed
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Steger Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Steger Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Steger Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Steger Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Steger 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.

Steger Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Steger Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

649

Number of Veterans

546

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

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Steger Veterans by War

count

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Steger Veterans by Age

count

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Steger Veterans by Race

Steger Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Steger Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Steger Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Steger Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Steger 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

77.94%

Born in Steger

94.62%

Native Born

5.38%

Foreign Born

1.73%

Non Citizen

3.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.62% of Steger residents were born in the United States, with 77.94% having been born in Illinois. 1.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Steger Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,473-123-1.43%
20288,596-123-1.41%
20278,719-123-1.39%
20268,842-123-1.37%
20258,965-123-1.35%
20249,088-123-1.34%
20239,211-123-1.32%
20229,334-123-1.3%
20219,457-103-1.08%
20209,5603523.82%
20199,208-84-0.9%
20189,292-74-0.79%
20179,366-70-0.74%
20169,436-41-0.43%
20159,477-48-0.5%
20149,525-25-0.26%
20139,550-20-0.21%
20129,57080.08%
20119,56280.08%
20109,554-128-1.32%
20009,6821,09812.79%
19908,584-685-7.39%
19809,2691,16514.38%
19708,1043,81288.82%
19604,292-66-1.51%
19504,35898929.36%
19403,36938412.86%
19302,985
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Steger Population by Year