Watseka is a city located in Iroquois County Illinois. Watseka has a 2020 population of 4,551. It is also the county seat of Iroquois County. Watseka is currently declining at a rate of -1.56% annually and its population has decreased by -13.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,286 in 2010.
The average household income in Watseka is $53,349 with a poverty rate of 14.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $648 per month, and the median house value is $85,500. The median age in Watseka is 44.9 years, 42.6 years for males, and 46.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Watsekawas:
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 88.64%.
96.00% of Watseka residents speak only English, while 4.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.33% of the population.
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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 2.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.26%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Watseka
97.54% of Watseka residents were born in the United States, with 76.62% having been born in Illinois. 0.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.
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