Wamac, Illinois Population 2024

961

Wamac is a city located in Clinton County, Marion County, and Washington County Illinois. Wamac has a 2024 population of 961. Wamac is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -2.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 984 in 2020.

The average household income in Wamac is $68,410 with a poverty rate of 26.7%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wamac is 37.2 years, 33.3 years for males, and 43.9 years for females.

Wamac Demographics

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

  • White: 96.88%
  • Two or more races: 2.68%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Asian: 0.11%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
684.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.34% (-23)
The current population of Wamac, Illinois is 961 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 984.

Wamac, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White86896.88%
Two or more races242.68%
Native American30.33%
Asian10.11%
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Wamac Population by Race

Wamac Population Pyramid 2024

Wamac Median Age

37.2

Total

33.3

Male

43.9

Female

Wamac Adults

There are 649 adults, (93 of whom are seniors) in Wamac.

Wamac Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wamac Sex Ratio

Female44850%
Male44850%

Wamac Population by Age

Wamac Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3462.5963.636.4
Non Family1451.2861.438.6
Married953.1586.313.7
Female794.0341.858.2
Male273.4459.340.7
showing: 5 rows

3.33

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wamac 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

Wamac Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wamac Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Wamac Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,159

Average Earnings

$32,159

Average Male

$31,250

Average Female

Wamac Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wamac Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wamac Language

97.56% of Wamac residents speak only English, while 2.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.44% of the population.

Wamac Language

Wamac Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White84723027.15%
Multiple24937.5%
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26.7%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.17%

Male Poverty Rate

27.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wamac

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wamac is Multiple, with 37.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wamac is White, with 27.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.12%.

Wamac Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.43%
High School27.04%
Some College13.66%
Bachelors or Greater
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Wamac Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed53.85%
Male Employed10.68%
Female Employed7.94%
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Wamac Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wamac Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wamac Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.8%

Male Marriage Rate

27.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wamac Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wamac Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wamac Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wamac Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

54

Number of Veterans

47

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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Wamac Veterans by War

count

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Wamac Veterans by Age

count

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Wamac Veterans by Race

Wamac Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wamac Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

11.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wamac Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wamac Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wamac 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

85.49%

Born in Wamac

97.66%

Native Born

2.34%

Foreign Born

2.23%

Non Citizen

0.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.66% of Wamac residents were born in the United States, with 85.49% having been born in Illinois. 2.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wamac Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029931-6-0.64%
2028937-6-0.64%
2027943-6-0.63%
2026949-6-0.63%
2025955-6-0.62%
2024961-6-0.62%
2023967-6-0.62%
2022973-6-0.61%
2021979-5-0.51%
2020984-141-12.53%
20191,125-6-0.53%
20181,131-6-0.53%
20171,137-6-0.52%
20161,143-7-0.61%
20151,150-5-0.43%
20141,155-5-0.43%
20131,160-13-1.11%
20121,173-5-0.42%
20111,178-3-0.25%
20101,181
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Wamac Population by Year