West City, Illinois Population 2024

637

West City is a city located in Franklin County Illinois. West City has a 2024 population of 637. West City is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -2.3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 652 in 2020.

The average household income in West City is $50,633 with a poverty rate of 36.25%. The median age in West City is 35.8 years: 37.6 years for males, and 34.4 years for females.

West City Demographics

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

  • White: 95.31%
  • Two or more races: 3.13%
  • Black or African American: 1.56%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
396.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.3% (-15)
The current population of West City, Illinois is 637 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 652.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White61095.31%
Two or more races203.13%
Black or African American101.56%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

West City Population by Race

West City Population Pyramid 2024

West City Median Age

35.8

Total

37.6

Male

34.4

Female

West City Adults

There are 460 adults, (96 of whom are seniors) in West City.

West City Age Dependency

75.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.5

Child Dependency Ratio

West City Sex Ratio

Female31849.69%
Male32250.31%

West City Population by Age

West City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2612.4560.239.8
Non Family1041.2956.743.3
Married773.2971.428.6
Female733.1558.941.1
Male73.290100

3.04

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

60.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade389.31%
Associates Degree4210.29%
Bachelors Degree399.56%
Graduate Degree163.92%
High School Graduate17141.91%
Less Than 9th Grade153.68%
Some College8721.32%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White38733743
2+ Races201712
Hispanic121212
Black110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

West City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$42,292$0$42,083
Graduate Degree$38,250$0$0
High School Graduate$30,375$32,250$15,313
Less Than 9th Grade$0$47,917$0
Overall$31,953$35,500$30,625
Some College$30,417$0$0

$31,953

Average Earnings

$35,500

Average Male

$30,625

Average Female

West City Earnings by Educational Attainment

West City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West City Language

98.97% of West City residents speak only English, while 1.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.03% of the population.

West City Language

West City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White60622637.29%
Multiple20420%
Black10220%

36.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.34%

Male Poverty Rate

36.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West City

The race most likely to be in poverty in West City is White, with 37.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West City is Multiple, with 20% 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 28.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.5%.

West City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50.94%
High School31.58%
Some College20.93%
Bachelors or Greater9.09%

West City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed60%
Male Employed16.67%
Female Employed12.95%

West City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$50,446$53,704
Households$44,375$50,633
Married Families$59,583$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,333$38,908

mean

median

Income by Household Type

West City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

West City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West City 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 45-54.

West City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

40

Number of Veterans

32

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam13
Second Gulf War6
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

West City Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6414
65 to 7412
75+8
35 to 546
18 to 340

West City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White398.88%
2+ Races15%

West City Veterans by Race

West City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

West City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

West City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West City 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

85.78%

Born in West City

99.06%

Native Born

0.94%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

0.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.06% of West City residents were born in the United States, with 85.78% having been born in Illinois. 0.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029619-3-0.48%
2028622-4-0.64%
2027626-4-0.63%
2026630-3-0.47%
2025633-4-0.63%
2024637-4-0.62%
2023641-1-0.16%
2022642-4-0.62%
2021646-6-0.92%
2020652193%
2019633-5-0.78%
2018638-5-0.78%
201764300%
2016643-4-0.62%
201564700%
2014647-3-0.46%
2013650-5-0.76%
2012655-3-0.46%
201165820.3%
201065600%

West City Population by Year