Tuscola is a city located in Douglas County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Douglas County. With a 2020 population of 4,668, it is the 350th largest city in Illinois and the 6902nd largest city in the United States. Tuscola is currently growing at a rate of 0.34% annually and its population has increased by 0.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,636 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Tuscola has a population density of 1,622 people per square mile.
The average household income in Tuscola is $75,695 with a poverty rate of 11.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $776 per month, and the median house value is $125,700. The median age in Tuscola is 39.2 years, 37.6 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tuscolawas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 37.14%.
93.64% of Tuscola residents speak only English, while 6.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.03% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Tuscola is Hispanic, with 48.13% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Tuscola is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.10%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Tuscola
95.39% of Tuscola residents were born in the United States, with 79.84% having been born in Illinois. 2.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.