Wataga, Illinois Population 2024

694

Wataga is a city located in Knox County Illinois. Wataga has a 2024 population of 694. Wataga is currently declining at a rate of -1.84% annually and its population has decreased by -6.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 740 in 2020.

The average household income in Wataga is $65,956 with a poverty rate of 16.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wataga is 32.4 years, 29 years for males, and 32.8 years for females.

Wataga Demographics

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

  • White: 91.24%
  • Two or more races: 6.8%
  • Black or African American: 1.57%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
837.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.22% (-46)
The current population of Wataga, Illinois is 694 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 740.

Wataga, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White69891.24%
Two or more races526.8%
Black or African American121.57%
Asian30.39%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Wataga Population by Race

Wataga Population Pyramid 2024

Wataga Median Age

32.4

Total

29

Male

32.8

Female

Wataga Adults

There are 598 adults, (119 of whom are seniors) in Wataga.

Wataga Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wataga Sex Ratio

Female37849.41%
Male38750.59%

Wataga Population by Age

Wataga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3472.269.730.3
Married1792.4778.821.2
Non Family1131.2667.332.7
Female393.594159
Male162.556.343.8
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2.55

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wataga 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

Wataga Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wataga 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 2+ races people with a rate of 18.18%.

Wataga Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,283

Average Earnings

$45,625

Average Male

$32,115

Average Female

Wataga Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wataga Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wataga Language

99.86% of Wataga residents speak only English, while 0.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.14% of the population.

Wataga Language

Wataga Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White68810915.84%
Hispanic371643.24%
Multiple52611.54%
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16.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.99%

Male Poverty Rate

17.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wataga

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wataga is Hispanic, with 43.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wataga is Multiple, with 11.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.02%.

Wataga Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.18%
Some College12.22%
High School7.27%
Bachelors or Greater3.17%
showing: 4 rows

Wataga Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed71.43%
Female Employed18.37%
Male Employed6.06%
showing: 4 rows

Wataga Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wataga Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wataga Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

58.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Wataga Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wataga 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 45-54.

Wataga Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wataga Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

38

Number of Veterans

36

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Wataga Veterans by War

count

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Wataga Veterans by Age

count

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Wataga Veterans by Race

Wataga Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wataga Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.3%

Labor Force Participation

70.5%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Wataga Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wataga Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wataga 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

82.48%

Born in Wataga

99.08%

Native Born

0.92%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.08% of Wataga residents were born in the United States, with 82.48% having been born in Illinois. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wataga Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029629-13-2.02%
2028642-13-1.98%
2027655-13-1.95%
2026668-13-1.91%
2025681-13-1.87%
2024694-13-1.84%
2023707-13-1.81%
2022720-13-1.77%
2021733-7-0.95%
2020740-45-5.73%
2019785-7-0.88%
2018792-12-1.49%
2017804-5-0.62%
2016809-9-1.1%
2015818-9-1.09%
2014827-4-0.48%
2013831-5-0.6%
2012836-7-0.83%
2011843-2-0.24%
2010845
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Wataga Population by Year