Wataga, Illinois Population 2022

724
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Wataga is a city located in Knox County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 724, it is the 778th largest city in Illinois and the 16910th largest city in the United States. Wataga is currently declining at a rate of -1.36% annually and its population has decreased by -6.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 778 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Wataga has a population density of 873 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wataga is $53,524 with a poverty rate of 24.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $530 per month, and the median house value is $80,400. 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: 94.86%
  • Two or more races: 3.08%
  • Black or African American: 1.54%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wataga, Illinois is 724 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 778.

Wataga, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

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Wataga Population by Race

Wataga Population Pyramid 2022

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Wataga Median Age

34.5


Total

36.7


Male

32.8


Female

Wataga Adults

There are 603 adults, (133 of whom are seniors) in Wataga.

Wataga Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wataga Sex Ratio

Female

402

51.67%

Male

376

48.33%

Wataga Population by Age

Wataga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wataga Household Types

76.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wataga Households and Families

2.72

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

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Wataga Households by Type

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Wataga Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wataga Educational Attainment by Race

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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 11.50%.

Wataga Educational Attainment by Race

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$30,772

Average Earnings

$37,125

Average Male

$24,615

Average Female

Wataga Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wataga Language by Age

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Wataga Language

99.72% of Wataga residents speak only English, while 0.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.14% of the population.

Wataga Language

Wataga Poverty by Race

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24.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.48%

Male Poverty Rate

27.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wataga

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wataga is White, with 25.34% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.18%.

Wataga Poverty

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Wataga Poverty Rate by Education

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Wataga Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wataga Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Wataga Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

57.3%

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 45-54.

Wataga Marital Status by Race

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Wataga Marital Status

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37

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Wataga Veterans by War

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Wataga Veterans by Age

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Wataga Veterans by Race

Wataga Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wataga Veterans by Education

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67.3%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

4.8%

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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84.19%

Born in Wataga

99.23%

Native Born

0.77%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.23% of Wataga residents were born in the United States, with 84.19% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Wataga Population by Year