Wataga, Illinois Population 2021

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Wataga is a city located in Knox County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 774, it is the 727th largest city in Illinois and the 11433rd largest city in the United States . Wataga is currently declining at a rate of -0.77% annually and its population has decreased by -8.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 843 in 2010. Wataga reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 1 miles, Wataga has a population density of 934 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wataga is $53,524 with a poverty rate of 23.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $505 per month, and the median house value is $81,500. The median age in Wataga is 40.7 years, 42.7 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.

Wataga Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Watagawas:

  • White: 96.22%
  • Black or African American: 2.07%
  • Asian: 0.61%
  • Two or more races: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wataga, Illinois is 774 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 786.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 843.

Wataga, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White78996.22%
Black or African American172.07%
Two or More Races50.61%
Asian50.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.49%
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Wataga Population by Race

Wataga Population Pyramid $2021

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Wataga Median Age

40.7


Total

42.7


Male

39.1


Female

Wataga Adults

There are 635 adults, (169 of whom are seniors) in Wataga.

Wataga Age Dependency

76

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wataga Sex Ratio

Female

424

51.71%

Male

396

48.29%

Wataga Population by Age

Wataga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wataga Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female14.3%85.7%
Non Family70.1%29.9%
All75.4%24.6%
Married93.1%6.9%
Male100%0%

75.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wataga Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3572.375.4
Married1742.6393.1
Non Family1341.1970.1
Female424.414.3
Male72.71100

2.84

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Wataga Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade142.64%
9th to 12th Grade315.84%
High School Graduate26449.72%
Some College11020.72%
Associates Degree5410.17%
Bachelors Degree438.10%
Graduate Degree152.82%
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Wataga Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wataga Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White50145858
Black1313
Hispanic1210
Asian55
Native American44
2+ Races33

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 white people with a rate of 11.58%.

Wataga Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,519$43,750$23,393
Less Than 9th Grade$16,406$$16,250
High School Graduate$26,917$30,417$15,156
Some College$33,125$92,813$26,389
Bachelors Degree$30,833$50,000$26,500
Graduate Degree$55,000$$

$29,519

Average Earnings

$43,750

Average Male

$23,393

Average Female

Wataga Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wataga Language by Age

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Wataga Language

99.18% of Wataga residents speak only English, while 0.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.54% of the population.

Wataga Language

Wataga Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White78218523.66%
Black17423.53%
Hispanic14214.29%

23.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.70%

Male Poverty Rate

26.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wataga

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wataga is White, with 23.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wataga is Hispanic, with 14.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.84%.

Wataga Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.78%
High School15.53%
Bachelors or Greater8.62%
Some College3.66%

Wataga Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed88.89%
Male Unemployed84.62%
Female Employed12.00%
Male Employed2.01%

Wataga Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wataga Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,226$53,524
Families$54,375$59,096
Married Families$61,912-
Non Families$33,250$40,472
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Income by Household Type

Wataga Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wataga Married by Age and Sex

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Wataga Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wataga Marital Status by Race

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Wataga Marital Status

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60

Number of Veterans

59

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam27
Second Gulf War5
First Gulf War4
World War II3
Korea3

Wataga Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7425
75+15
35 to 5411
18 to 345
55 to 644

Wataga Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White589.54%
2+ Races240.00%

Wataga Veterans by Race

Wataga Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wataga Veterans by Education

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62%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wataga Employment by Age

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Wataga Employment by Race

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Wataga 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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84.27%

Born in Wataga

98.41%

Native Born

1.59%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

1.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.41% of Wataga residents were born in the United States, with 84.27% having been born in Illinois. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wataga Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021774-6-0.77%
2020780-6-0.76%
2019786-6-0.76%
2018792-12-1.49%
2017804-5-0.62%
2016809-9-1.10%
2015818-9-1.09%
2014827-4-0.48%
2013831-5-0.60%
2012836-7-0.83%
2011843-2-0.24%
20108450.00%

Wataga Population by Year