West Frankfort, Illinois Population 2021

7,727
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West Frankfort is a city located in Franklin County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 7,727, it is the 265th largest city in Illinois and the 3717th largest city in the United States . West Frankfort is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -5.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,182 in 2010. West Frankfort reached it's highest population of 14,683 in 1930. Spanning over 5 miles, West Frankfort has a population density of 1,552 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Frankfort is $41,765 with a poverty rate of 30.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $535 per month, and the median house value is $62,700. The median age in West Frankfort is 43.4 years, 37.6 years for males, and 47.3 years for females.

West Frankfort Demographics

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

  • White: 96.53%
  • Two or more races: 1.63%
  • Black or African American: 1.08%
  • Asian: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of West Frankfort, Illinois is 7,727 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,871.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,182.

West Frankfort, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,44796.53%
Two or More Races1261.63%
Black or African American831.08%
Asian340.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.32%
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West Frankfort Population by Race

West Frankfort Population Pyramid $2021

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West Frankfort Median Age

43.4


Total

37.6


Male

47.3


Female

West Frankfort Adults

There are 6,142 adults, (1,649 of whom are seniors) in West Frankfort.

West Frankfort Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

West Frankfort Sex Ratio

Female

4,038

52.34%

Male

3,677

47.66%

West Frankfort Population by Age

West Frankfort Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Frankfort Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.2%16.8%
All64.6%35.4%
Non Family61.4%38.6%
Male57.5%42.5%
Female45.6%54.4%

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Frankfort Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,4192.2264.6
Non Family1,5141.1561.4
Married1,0313.1183.2
Female6883.0545.6
Male1862.9557.5

2.91

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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West Frankfort Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1983.68%
9th to 12th Grade4638.61%
High School Graduate1,96336.49%
Some College1,71731.91%
Associates Degree4818.94%
Bachelors Degree3125.80%
Graduate Degree2464.57%
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West Frankfort Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Frankfort Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,2264,592507
Black5126
Asian343426
Hispanic3028
Native American252525
2+ Races1414

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

West Frankfort Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,915$36,524$20,267
Less Than 9th Grade$13,365$$
High School Graduate$21,507$26,023$15,833
Some College$30,456$38,403$22,350
Bachelors Degree$$45,132$20,129
Graduate Degree$48,807$66,318$40,900

$25,915

Average Earnings

$36,524

Average Male

$20,267

Average Female

West Frankfort Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Frankfort Language by Age

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West Frankfort Language

99.02% of West Frankfort residents speak only English, while 0.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.80% of the population.

West Frankfort Language

West Frankfort Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,2502,20130.36%
Multiple1255140.80%
Black803341.25%
Asian342058.82%

30.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.00%

Male Poverty Rate

33.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Frankfort

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Frankfort is Asian, with 58.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Frankfort is White, with 30.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.17%.

West Frankfort Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.19%
High School27.25%
Some College18.94%
Bachelors or Greater7.94%

West Frankfort Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed65.71%
Female Unemployed42.55%
Female Employed18.74%
Male Employed8.14%

West Frankfort Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Frankfort Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,430$41,765
Families$31,868$45,522
Married Families$61,594-
Non Families$23,109$34,415
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Income by Household Type

West Frankfort Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.9%

Male Marriage Rate

31.8%

Female Marriage Rate

West Frankfort Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

West Frankfort Marital Status by Race

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West Frankfort Marital Status

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485

Number of Veterans

444

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam241
Second Gulf War70
Korea30
First Gulf War18
World War II5

West Frankfort Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74267
75+72
55 to 6458
18 to 3448
35 to 5440

West Frankfort Veterans by Age

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West Frankfort Veterans by Race

West Frankfort Veterans by Education

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21.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Frankfort Veterans by Education

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51%

Labor Force Participation

44.7%

Employment Rate

12.4%

Unemployment Rate

West Frankfort Employment by Age

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West Frankfort Employment by Race

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West Frankfort 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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84.42%

Born in West Frankfort

99.39%

Native Born

0.61%

Foreign Born

0.44%

Non Citizen

0.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.39% of West Frankfort residents were born in the United States, with 84.42% having been born in Illinois. 0.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

West Frankfort Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,727-48-0.62%
20207,775-48-0.61%
20197,823-48-0.61%
20187,871-68-0.86%
20177,939-17-0.21%
20167,956-66-0.82%
20158,022-20-0.25%
20148,042-29-0.36%
20138,071-65-0.80%
20128,136-43-0.53%
20118,179-8-0.10%
20108,187-9-0.01%
20008,196-330-0.39%
19908,526-911-1.01%
19809,4376010.66%
19708,836-191-0.21%
19609,027-2,357-2.29%
195011,384-999-0.84%
194012,383-2,300-1.69%
193014,6836,2055.65%
19208,4780.00%

West Frankfort Population by Year