West Frankfort, Illinois Population 2024

7,080

West Frankfort is a city located in Franklin County Illinois. West Frankfort has a 2024 population of 7,080. West Frankfort is currently declining at a rate of -0.67% annually and its population has decreased by -2.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,252 in 2020.

The average household income in West Frankfort is $54,268 with a poverty rate of 29.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Frankfort is 40.3 years, 39 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.

West Frankfort Demographics

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

  • White: 96.68%
  • Two or more races: 2.97%
  • Black or African American: 0.33%
  • Other race: 0.01%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,422.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.37% (-172)
The current population of West Frankfort, Illinois is 7,080 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,252.

West Frankfort, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,93096.68%
Two or more races2132.97%
Black or African American240.33%
Other race10.01%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Frankfort Population by Race

West Frankfort Population Pyramid 2024

West Frankfort Median Age

40.3

Total

39

Male

41.9

Female

West Frankfort Adults

There are 5,380 adults, (1,331 of whom are seniors) in West Frankfort.

West Frankfort Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

West Frankfort Sex Ratio

Female3,51649.05%
Male3,65250.95%

West Frankfort Population by Age

West Frankfort Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9942.356436
Non Family1,2721.225941
Married1,1293.1976.123.9
Female4823.2351.248.8
Male1113.0353.246.8
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3.06

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Frankfort Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West Frankfort Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Frankfort Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.3%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 24.67%.

West Frankfort Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,246

Average Earnings

$40,948

Average Male

$22,286

Average Female

West Frankfort Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Frankfort Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Frankfort Language

98.8% of West Frankfort residents speak only English, while 1.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.81% of the population.

West Frankfort Language

West Frankfort Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,7821,98429.25%
Multiple2126631.13%
Hispanic474289.36%
Black1919100%
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29.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.06%

Male Poverty Rate

35.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Frankfort

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Frankfort is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Frankfort is White, with 29.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.77%.

West Frankfort Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.49%
High School26.58%
Some College17.27%
Bachelors or Greater9.66%
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West Frankfort Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed68.25%
Female Unemployed50%
Female Employed18.48%
Male Employed9.39%
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West Frankfort Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Frankfort Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Frankfort Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

West Frankfort Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West Frankfort Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West Frankfort Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Frankfort Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

420

Number of Veterans

412

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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West Frankfort Veterans by War

count

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West Frankfort Veterans by Age

count

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West Frankfort Veterans by Race

West Frankfort Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Frankfort Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.2%

Labor Force Participation

46.4%

Employment Rate

12.8%

Unemployment Rate

West Frankfort Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Frankfort Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West Frankfort 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

87.71%

Born in West Frankfort

99.67%

Native Born

0.33%

Foreign Born

0.33%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.67% of West Frankfort residents were born in the United States, with 87.71% having been born in Illinois. 0.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Frankfort Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,840-48-0.7%
20286,888-48-0.69%
20276,936-48-0.69%
20266,984-48-0.68%
20257,032-48-0.68%
20247,080-48-0.67%
20237,128-48-0.67%
20227,176-48-0.66%
20217,224-28-0.39%
20207,252-577-7.37%
20197,829-44-0.56%
20187,873-66-0.83%
20177,939-13-0.16%
20167,952-67-0.84%
20158,019-17-0.21%
20148,036-30-0.37%
20138,066-66-0.81%
20128,132-39-0.48%
20118,171-10-0.12%
20108,181-15-0.18%
20008,196-330-3.87%
19908,526-911-9.65%
19809,4376016.8%
19708,836-191-2.12%
19609,027-2,357-20.7%
195011,384-999-8.07%
194012,383-2,300-15.66%
193014,6836,20573.19%
19208,478
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West Frankfort Population by Year