Walnut, Illinois Population 2024

1,269

Walnut is a city located in Bureau County Illinois. Walnut has a 2024 population of 1,269. Walnut is currently declining at a rate of -0.63% annually and its population has decreased by -3.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,309 in 2020.

The average household income in Walnut is $67,011 with a poverty rate of 10.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Walnut is 40.8 years, 44.2 years for males, and 40 years for females.

Walnut Demographics

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

  • White: 98%
  • Two or more races: 1.11%
  • Black or African American: 0.52%
  • Other race: 0.37%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,577.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.06% (-40)
The current population of Walnut, Illinois is 1,269 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,309.

Walnut, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,32198%
Two or more races151.11%
Black or African American70.52%
Other race50.37%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Walnut Population by Race

Walnut Population Pyramid 2024

Walnut Median Age

40.8

Total

44.2

Male

40

Female

Walnut Adults

There are 1,053 adults, (282 of whom are seniors) in Walnut.

Walnut Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Walnut Sex Ratio

Female68951.11%
Male65948.89%

Walnut Population by Age

Walnut Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5832.2380.819.2
Non Family2341.226535
Married2323.09946
Female622.3974.225.8
Male552.761000
showing: 5 rows

2.79

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

80.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Walnut 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

Walnut Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Walnut 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 white people with a rate of 24.33%.

Walnut Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,239

Average Earnings

$45,400

Average Male

$26,964

Average Female

Walnut Earnings by Educational Attainment

Walnut Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Walnut Language

98.99% of Walnut residents speak only English, while 1.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.62% of the population.

Walnut Language

Walnut Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,2431118.93%
Black77100%
Hispanic23730.43%
Multiple15426.67%
showing: 4 rows

10.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.93%

Male Poverty Rate

12.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Walnut

The race most likely to be in poverty in Walnut is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Walnut is White, with 8.93% 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 13.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24%.

Walnut Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College16.4%
High School10.69%
Less Than 9th Grade
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Walnut Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed78.95%
Male Unemployed25.93%
Male Employed3.88%
Female Employed2.6%
showing: 4 rows

Walnut Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Walnut Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Walnut Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Walnut Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Walnut 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 55-64.

Walnut Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Walnut Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

52

Number of Veterans

52

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Walnut Veterans by War

count

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Walnut Veterans by Age

count

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Walnut Veterans by Race

Walnut Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Walnut Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.8%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Walnut Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Walnut Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Walnut 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

87.39%

Born in Walnut

99.48%

Native Born

0.52%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.48% of Walnut residents were born in the United States, with 87.39% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Walnut Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,229-8-0.65%
20281,237-8-0.64%
20271,245-8-0.64%
20261,253-8-0.63%
20251,261-8-0.63%
20241,269-8-0.63%
20231,277-8-0.62%
20221,285-8-0.62%
20211,293-16-1.22%
20201,30920.15%
20191,307-14-1.06%
20181,321-11-0.83%
20171,332-12-0.89%
20161,344-10-0.74%
20151,354-15-1.1%
20141,369-11-0.8%
20131,380-13-0.93%
20121,393-13-0.92%
20111,406-13-0.92%
20101,419
showing: 20 rows

Walnut Population by Year