University Park, Illinois Population 2021

6,779
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University Park is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 6,779, it is the 282nd largest city in Illinois and the 4032nd largest city in the United States . University Park is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -4.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,129 in 2010. University Park reached it's highest population of 7,121 in 2010. Spanning over 11 miles, University Park has a population density of 632 people per square mile.

The average household income in University Park is $60,193 with a poverty rate of 10.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $978 per month, and the median house value is $124,100. The median age in University Park is 31.3 years, 28.4 years for males, and 34.2 years for females.

University Park Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 85.37%
  • White: 8.71%
  • Two or more races: 5.47%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Asian: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of University Park, Illinois is 6,779 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,941.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,129.

University Park, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American5,93185.37%
White6058.71%
Two or More Races3805.47%
Some Other Race160.23%
Asian150.22%
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University Park Population by Race

University Park Population Pyramid $2021

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University Park Median Age

31.3


Total

28.4


Male

34.2


Female

University Park Adults

There are 4,889 adults, (681 of whom are seniors) in University Park.

University Park Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

16.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.9

Child Dependency Ratio

University Park Sex Ratio

Female

4,049

58.28%

Male

2,898

41.72%

University Park Population by Age

University Park Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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University Park Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72%28%
All53.8%46.2%
Female53.3%46.7%
Male40.8%59.2%
Non Family39.9%60.1%

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

University Park Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4552.8253.8
Non Family8281.1739.9
Female7963.653.3
Married7283.6672
Male1033.9540.8

3.6

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

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University Park Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade531.21%
9th to 12th Grade1333.03%
High School Graduate96521.99%
Some College1,42932.57%
Associates Degree57913.20%
Bachelors Degree84419.23%
Graduate Degree3858.77%
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University Park Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

University Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black3,6773,5751,091
White36533563
2+ Races21017741
Hispanic12910819
Other Race169
Asian151515

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

University Park Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,769$43,050$37,961
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$28,516$41,071$23,102
Some College$35,725$42,063$30,863
Bachelors Degree$42,839$47,065$40,988
Graduate Degree$61,750$$69,231

$39,769

Average Earnings

$43,050

Average Male

$37,961

Average Female

University Park Earnings by Educational Attainment

University Park Language by Age

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University Park Language

93.77% of University Park residents speak only English, while 6.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.61% of the population.

University Park Language

University Park Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,8954868.24%
Multiple38014237.37%
Hispanic2669033.83%
White471469.77%

10.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.69%

Male Poverty Rate

9.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in University Park

The race most likely to be in poverty in University Park is Multiple, with 37.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in University Park is Black, with 8.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.01%.

University Park Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.55%
High School16.37%
Bachelors or Greater8.30%
Some College4.38%

University Park Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed7.90%
Female Unemployed4.37%
Male Employed1.22%
Male Unemployed0.00%

University Park Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

University Park Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,250$60,193
Families$59,327$69,354
Married Families$72,551-
Non Families$31,290$40,082
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Income by Household Type

University Park Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

24.8%

Female Marriage Rate

University Park Married by Age and Sex

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University Park 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.

University Park Marital Status by Race

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University Park Marital Status

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267

Number of Veterans

248

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam62
First Gulf War42
Korea29
Second Gulf War12
World War II

University Park Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6482
35 to 5471
65 to 7459
75+44
18 to 3411

University Park Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2496.08%
2+ Races176.80%
Hispanic85.52%
White10.20%

University Park Veterans by Race

University Park Veterans by Education

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5.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

University Park Veterans by Education

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

University Park Employment by Age

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University Park Employment by Race

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University Park 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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83.04%

Born in University Park

97.45%

Native Born

2.55%

Foreign Born

0.88%

Non Citizen

1.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.45% of University Park residents were born in the United States, with 83.04% having been born in Illinois. 0.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

University Park Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,779-54-0.79%
20206,833-54-0.78%
20196,887-54-0.78%
20186,941-39-0.56%
20176,980-40-0.57%
20167,020-15-0.21%
20157,035-31-0.44%
20147,066-22-0.31%
20137,088-29-0.41%
20127,117-1-0.01%
20117,118-3-0.04%
20107,1214590.67%
20006,6624580.71%
19906,2040.00%

University Park Population by Year