Watseka, Illinois Population 2022

4,563
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Watseka is a city located in Iroquois County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Iroquois County. With a 2020 population of 4,563, it is the 354th largest city in Illinois and the 6985th largest city in the United States. Watseka is currently declining at a rate of -1.26% annually and its population has decreased by -7.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,956 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Watseka has a population density of 1,550 people per square mile.

The average household income in Watseka is $53,349 with a poverty rate of 12.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $661 per month, and the median house value is $79,700. The median age in Watseka is 44.9 years, 42.6 years for males, and 46.9 years for females.

Watseka Demographics

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

  • White: 95.44%
  • Other race: 2.12%
  • Asian: 1.07%
  • Two or more races: 0.81%
  • Black or African American: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Watseka, Illinois is 4,563 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,956.

Watseka, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

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Watseka Population by Race

Watseka Population Pyramid 2022

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Watseka Median Age

49


Total

41.1


Male

52.3


Female

Watseka Adults

There are 4,104 adults, (1,157 of whom are seniors) in Watseka.

Watseka Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Watseka Sex Ratio

Female

2,828

57.06%

Male

2,128

42.94%

Watseka Population by Age

Watseka Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Watseka Household Types

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Watseka Households and Families

2.57

Average Family Size

2.01

Average Household Size

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Watseka Households by Type

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Watseka Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watseka Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.74%.

Watseka Educational Attainment by Race

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$29,167

Average Earnings

$32,031

Average Male

$26,399

Average Female

Watseka Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watseka Language by Age

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Watseka Language

96.53% of Watseka residents speak only English, while 3.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.43% of the population.

Watseka Language

Watseka Poverty by Race

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12.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.01%

Male Poverty Rate

9.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watseka

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watseka is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.42%.

Watseka Poverty

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Watseka Poverty Rate by Education

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Watseka Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watseka Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Watseka Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Watseka Married by Age and Sex

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Watseka 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.

Watseka Marital Status by Race

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Watseka Marital Status

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221

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Watseka Veterans by War

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Watseka Veterans by Age

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Watseka Veterans by Race

Watseka Veterans by Education

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27.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watseka Veterans by Education

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60.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Watseka Employment by Age

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Watseka Employment by Race

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Watseka 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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79.04%

Born in Watseka

97.42%

Native Born

2.58%

Foreign Born

0.79%

Non Citizen

1.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.42% of Watseka residents were born in the United States, with 79.04% having been born in Illinois. 0.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Watseka Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Watseka Population by Year