Alexander County, Illinois Population 2021

Alexander County, Illinois's estimated population is 5,201 with a growth rate of -5.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Alexander County, Illinois is the 95th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 8,206 and has seen a growth of -36.62% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20215,201-280-5.11%
20205,481-280-4.86%
20195,761-280-4.63%
20186,041-237-3.78%
20176,278-181-2.80%
20166,459-303-4.48%
20156,762-321-4.53%
20147,083-155-2.14%
20137,238-479-6.21%
20127,717-275-3.44%
20117,992-214-2.61%
20108,206-2,420-22.77%
199010,626-1,638-13.36%
198012,2642492.07%
197012,015-4,046-25.19%
196016,061-4,255-20.94%
195020,316-5,180-20.32%
194025,4962,95413.10%
193022,542-1,438-6.00%
192023,9801,2395.45%
191022,7413,35717.32%
190019,3842,82117.03%
189016,5631,75511.85%
188014,8084,24440.17%
187010,5645,857124.43%
18604,7072,22389.49%
18502,484-829-25.02%
18403,3131,923138.35%
18301,390764122.04%
18206260.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-5.11%
Founded
1819
County Seat
2010 Population
8,206
Growth Since 2010
-36.62%
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Alexander County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,95463.16%
Black or African American2,09433.45%
Two or More Races1181.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native370.59%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander350.56%
Some Other Race220.35%
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Alexander County, Illinois Population by Race

Alexander County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Alexander County, Illinois Median Age

45.3


Total

44.1


Male

46.9


Female

Alexander County, Illinois Adults

There are 4,803 adults, (1,332 of whom are seniors) in Alexander County, Illinois.

Alexander County, Illinois Age Dependency

80.4

Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Alexander County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

3,269

52.22%

Male

2,991

47.78%

Alexander County, Illinois Population by Age

Alexander County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Alexander County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.8%10.2%
All73.7%26.3%
Male66.9%33.1%
Non Family66.2%33.8%
Female48.1%51.9%

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alexander County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1542.8573.7
Married9213.3689.8
Non Family7971.2166.2
Female3124.8748.1
Male1244.4266.9

3.72

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Alexander County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1894.20%
9th to 12th Grade4169.25%
High School Graduate1,83240.74%
Some College1,06323.64%
Associates Degree4179.27%
Bachelors Degree4479.94%
Graduate Degree1332.96%
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Alexander County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alexander County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,9552,561316
Black1,4691,276221
Hispanic494335
Islander353535
Native American142
2+ Races10108

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

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

Alexander County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,870$30,504$27,029
Less Than 9th Grade$15,536$19,412$11,625
High School Graduate$27,125$28,977$25,568
Some College$27,424$31,875$26,484
Bachelors Degree$45,313$46,705$43,846
Graduate Degree$50,250$$47,212

$27,870

Average Earnings

$30,504

Average Male

$27,029

Average Female

Alexander County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alexander County, Illinois Language by Age

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Alexander County, Illinois Language

99.20% of Alexander County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 0.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.80% of the population.

Alexander County, Illinois Language

Alexander County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,82578020.39%
Black2,08172534.84%
Native373183.78%
Hispanic821113.41%
Multiple11865.08%

25.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.66%

Male Poverty Rate

26.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alexander County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alexander County, Illinois is Native, with 83.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alexander County, Illinois is Multiple, with 5.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.27%.

Alexander County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.04%
High School16.99%
Some College15.14%
Bachelors or Greater10.49%

Alexander County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed37.36%
Female Unemployed17.14%
Female Employed9.22%
Male Employed7.89%

Alexander County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alexander County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,806$46,981
Families$45,325$53,062
Married Families$51,483-
Non Families$24,417$35,552
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Income by Household Type

Alexander County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Alexander County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Alexander County, Illinois 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 55-64.

Alexander County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Alexander County, Illinois Marital Status

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496

Number of Veterans

452

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam151
First Gulf War103
Korea55
Second Gulf War31
World War II

Alexander County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54187
65 to 74119
55 to 6493
75+90
18 to 347

Alexander County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2879.05%
Black20713.18%
2+ Races220.00%

Alexander County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Alexander County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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11.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alexander County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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45.7%

Labor Force Participation

42.5%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Alexander County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Alexander County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Alexander County, Illinois 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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66.50%

Born in Alexander County, Illinois

99.74%

Native Born

0.26%

Foreign Born

0.08%

Non Citizen

0.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.74% of Alexander County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 66.50% having been born in Illinois. 0.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Alexander County, Illinois Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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