Waterman, Illinois Population 2024

1,417

Waterman is a city located in DeKalb County Illinois. Waterman has a 2024 population of 1,417. Waterman is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually and its population has decreased by -1.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,433 in 2020.

The average household income in Waterman is $99,499 with a poverty rate of 8.42%. The median age in Waterman is 36.2 years: 36.8 years for males, and 29.4 years for females.

Waterman Demographics

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

  • White: 84.5%
  • Two or more races: 8.74%
  • Other race: 3.71%
  • Black or African American: 1.92%
  • Asian: 0.93%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
945.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.12% (-16)
The current population of Waterman, Illinois is 1,417 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,433.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,27684.5%
Two or more races1328.74%
Other race563.71%
Black or African American291.92%
Asian140.93%
Native American30.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Waterman Population by Race

Waterman Population Pyramid 2024

Waterman Median Age

36.2

Total

36.8

Male

29.4

Female

Waterman Adults

There are 1,101 adults, (136 of whom are seniors) in Waterman.

Waterman Age Dependency

56.5

Age Dependency Ratio

14.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Waterman Sex Ratio

Female84455.89%
Male66644.11%

Waterman Population by Age

Waterman Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5172.9283.216.8
Married3263.518812
Non Family1401.297525
Male273.8974.125.9
Female243.337525

3.42

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

83.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waterman Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade394.22%
Associates Degree707.58%
Bachelors Degree16417.75%
Graduate Degree576.17%
High School Graduate33836.58%
Less Than 9th Grade252.71%
Some College23125%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waterman Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waterman Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White816775189
Hispanic452817
2+ Races35303
Black19151
Other Race1592
Asian111111
Native American110

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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

Waterman Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$84,167$125,100$53,750
Graduate Degree$59,286$58,929$81,250
High School Graduate$43,750$72,708$23,333
Less Than 9th Grade$30,875$31,250$0
Overall$57,500$69,653$35,380
Some College$48,750$60,192$45,357

$57,500

Average Earnings

$69,653

Average Male

$35,380

Average Female

Waterman Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waterman Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waterman Language

92.92% of Waterman residents speak only English, while 7.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.86% of the population.

Waterman Language

Waterman Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,190937.82%
Hispanic1362719.85%
Black29413.79%
Multiple13221.52%

8.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.39%

Male Poverty Rate

9.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waterman

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waterman is Hispanic, with 19.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waterman is Multiple, with 1.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.78%.

Waterman Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.94%
High School10.06%
Some College3.99%
Bachelors or Greater1.81%

Waterman Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed8.47%
Male Employed1.14%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Waterman Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waterman Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$105,417$112,752
Households$87,292$99,499
Married Families$108,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$48,750$59,215

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waterman Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Waterman Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Waterman 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 35-44.

Waterman Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waterman Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

27

Number of Veterans

20

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War7
Vietnam4
Korea3
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Waterman Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 347
75+6
35 to 545
55 to 645
65 to 744

Waterman Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White252.53%
Black29.52%

Waterman Veterans by Race

Waterman Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waterman Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74%

Labor Force Participation

72.1%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Waterman Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waterman Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waterman 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

85.1%

Born in Waterman

96.09%

Native Born

3.91%

Foreign Born

1.59%

Non Citizen

2.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.09% of Waterman residents were born in the United States, with 85.1% having been born in Illinois. 1.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Waterman Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,397-4-0.29%
20281,401-4-0.28%
20271,405-4-0.28%
20261,409-4-0.28%
20251,413-4-0.28%
20241,417-4-0.28%
20231,421-5-0.35%
20221,426-7-0.49%
20211,43300%
20201,433-75-4.97%
20191,50880.53%
20181,500-3-0.2%
20171,50310.07%
20161,502-1-0.07%
20151,503-6-0.4%
20141,50950.33%
20131,504-1-0.07%
20121,50500%
20111,505-11-0.73%
20101,51600%

Waterman Population by Year