Sycamore, Illinois Population 2021

18,716
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Sycamore is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 18,716, it is the 131st largest city in Illinois and the 1956th largest city in the United States . Sycamore is currently growing at a rate of 1.06% annually and its population has increased by 6.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,519 in 2010. Sycamore reached it's highest population of 18,716 in 2021. Spanning over 10 miles, Sycamore has a population density of 1,904 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sycamore is $86,143 with a poverty rate of 8.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $963 per month, and the median house value is $189,400. The median age in Sycamore is 36.6 years, 35.5 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.

Sycamore Demographics

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

  • White: 91.22%
  • Black or African American: 4.01%
  • Asian: 2.09%
  • Two or more races: 1.61%
  • Other race: 1.08%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sycamore, Illinois is 18,716 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,125.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,519.

Sycamore, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,16991.22%
Black or African American7104.01%
Asian3712.09%
Two or More Races2851.61%
Some Other Race1911.08%
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Sycamore Population by Race

Sycamore Population Pyramid $2021

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Sycamore Median Age

36.6


Total

35.5


Male

37.1


Female

Sycamore Adults

There are 13,144 adults, (2,454 of whom are seniors) in Sycamore.

Sycamore Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sycamore Sex Ratio

Female

9,304

52.49%

Male

8,422

47.51%

Sycamore Population by Age

Sycamore Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sycamore Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
Male75.8%24.2%
All65.1%34.9%
Non Family49%51%
Female37.2%62.8%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sycamore Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7982.5865.1
Married3,2793.2283.1
Non Family2,2971.2649
Female9123.2437.2
Male3103.6575.8

3.17

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Sycamore Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1381.21%
9th to 12th Grade3933.44%
High School Graduate2,28619.99%
Some College2,62422.94%
Associates Degree1,46212.78%
Bachelors Degree2,84424.87%
Graduate Degree1,69014.78%
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Sycamore Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sycamore Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,0639,6254,088
Hispanic60754586
Black463450173
Asian279261187
Other Race959513
2+ Races6767

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.03%.

Sycamore Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,382$54,574$37,047
Less Than 9th Grade$10,000$$
High School Graduate$35,603$48,438$28,889
Some College$41,383$53,750$30,992
Bachelors Degree$48,553$57,721$43,339
Graduate Degree$70,000$75,833$64,286

$45,382

Average Earnings

$54,574

Average Male

$37,047

Average Female

Sycamore Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sycamore Language by Age

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Sycamore Language

92.46% of Sycamore residents speak only English, while 7.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.67% of the population.

Sycamore Language

Sycamore Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,2501,2898.45%
Hispanic1,18413811.66%
Black6287211.46%
Other1913920.42%
Multiple268145.22%
Asian37110.27%

8.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.69%

Male Poverty Rate

10.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sycamore

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sycamore is Other, with 20.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sycamore is Asian, with 0.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.30%.

Sycamore Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.80%
High School7.67%
Bachelors or Greater5.83%
Some College5.63%

Sycamore Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed24.71%
Male Unemployed12.63%
Female Employed6.87%
Male Employed4.06%

Sycamore Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sycamore Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,698$86,143
Families$90,101$102,015
Married Families$103,737-
Non Families$41,061$50,834
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Income by Household Type

Sycamore Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sycamore Married by Age and Sex

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Sycamore 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.

Sycamore Marital Status by Race

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Sycamore Marital Status

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795

Number of Veterans

761

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam308
Second Gulf War157
First Gulf War101
Korea58
World War II54

Sycamore Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74268
75+201
35 to 54192
55 to 6494
18 to 3440

Sycamore Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7816.42%
Hispanic8812.55%
Black142.85%

Sycamore Veterans by Race

Sycamore Veterans by Education

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5.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sycamore Veterans by Education

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68.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Sycamore Employment by Age

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Sycamore Employment by Race

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Sycamore 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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73.52%

Born in Sycamore

95.55%

Native Born

4.45%

Foreign Born

2.36%

Non Citizen

2.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.55% of Sycamore residents were born in the United States, with 73.52% having been born in Illinois. 2.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sycamore Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,7161971.06%
202018,5191971.08%
201918,3221971.09%
201818,1251020.57%
201718,0231230.69%
201617,9001280.72%
201517,772170.10%
201417,7551851.05%
201317,570670.38%
201217,503530.30%
201117,450-72-0.41%
201017,5225,5023.84%
200012,0202,3122.16%
19909,7084890.52%
19809,2191,3761.63%
19707,8438821.20%
19606,9611,0491.65%
19505,9121,2102.32%
19404,7026811.58%
19304,0214191.11%
19203,602-324-0.86%
19103,9262730.72%
19003,6536662.03%
18902,987-41-0.14%
18803,0280.00%

Sycamore Population by Year