Edgar County, Illinois Population 2024

16,283

Edgar County, Illinois's estimated 2024 population is 16,283 with a growth rate of -0.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Edgar County, Illinois is the 64th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 population was 18,509 and has seen a growth of -12.03% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,028-51-0.32%
202816,079-51-0.32%
202716,130-51-0.32%
202616,181-51-0.31%
202516,232-51-0.31%
202416,283-51-0.31%
202316,334-51-0.31%
202216,385-191-1.15%
202116,576-210-1.25%
202016,786-383-2.23%
201917,169-210-1.21%
201817,379-36-0.21%
201717,415-123-0.7%
201617,538-87-0.49%
201517,625-202-1.13%
201417,827-132-0.74%
201317,959-211-1.16%
201218,170-227-1.23%
201118,397-112-0.61%
201018,50900%
199019,595-2,130-9.8%
198021,7251340.62%
197021,591-959-4.25%
196022,550-857-3.66%
195023,407-1,023-4.19%
194024,430-536-2.15%
193024,966-803-3.12%
192025,769-1,567-5.73%
191027,336-937-3.31%
190028,2731,4865.55%
189026,7871,2885.05%
188025,4994,04918.88%
187021,4504,52526.74%
186016,9256,23358.3%
185010,6922,46729.99%
18408,2254,154102.04%
18304,071-11,957-74.6%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.31% (-51)
County Website
Edgar County
County Seat
2020 Population
16,786
Area
623 mi²
Density
26 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-3% (-503)
Founded
January 3, 1823

Edgar County, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,29296.68%
Two or more races2341.39%
Other race1390.82%
Black or African American1130.67%
Asian660.39%
Native American60.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander20.01%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Edgar County, Illinois Population by Race

Edgar County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2024

Edgar County, Illinois Median Age

46

Total

44

Male

47.5

Female

Edgar County, Illinois Adults

There are 13,542 adults, (3,920 of whom are seniors) in Edgar County, Illinois.

Edgar County, Illinois Age Dependency

75.1

Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Edgar County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female8,48850.37%
Male8,36449.63%

Edgar County, Illinois Population by Age

Edgar County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,5982.1773.726.3
Married3,9292.6687.212.8
Non Family2,5821.1661.138.9
Female8492.8155.444.6
Male2382.6652.947.1

2.63

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Edgar County, Illinois Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4213.4%
9th to 12th Grade1,0728.66%
High School Graduate4,82038.92%
Some College2,55920.67%
Associates Degree1,1849.56%
Bachelors Degree1,66113.41%
Graduate Degree6665.38%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Edgar County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Edgar County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White11,92810,6142,257
Hispanic213796
Other Race13400
2+ Races12110943
Black1111004
Asian583623
Native American660
Islander220

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.66%.

Edgar County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,563$53,245$28,454
Less Than 9th Grade$28,996$33,865$16,890
High School Graduate$34,160$41,156$28,197
Some College$44,963$67,639$27,340
Bachelors Degree$42,774$58,393$36,139
Graduate Degree$66,435$69,066$0

$37,563

Average Earnings

$53,245

Average Male

$28,454

Average Female

Edgar County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Edgar County, Illinois Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Edgar County, Illinois Language

97.55% of Edgar County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 2.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.3% of the population.

Edgar County, Illinois Language

Edgar County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,9441,86011.67%
Multiple2346829.06%
Hispanic222104.5%
Black7667.89%
Islander22100%

11.8%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.85%

Male Poverty Rate

13.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Edgar County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Edgar County, Illinois is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Edgar County, Illinois is Hispanic, with 4.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.59%.

Edgar County, Illinois Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.16%
Less Than 9th Grade11.98%
Some College8.75%
Bachelors or Greater2.21%

Edgar County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed45%
Male Unemployed12.86%
Female Employed6.77%
Male Employed3.06%

Edgar County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Edgar County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$56,687$70,504
Families$70,765$82,847
Married Families$82,253$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,090$43,563

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Edgar County, Illinois Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Edgar County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Edgar County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Edgar County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Edgar County, Illinois Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

920

Number of Veterans

845

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam397
Second Gulf War122
First Gulf War120
Korea64
World War II25

Edgar County, Illinois Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+267
55 to 64259
65 to 74215
35 to 54156
18 to 3423

Edgar County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9076.93%
Hispanic167.24%
2+ Races75.69%
Black65.31%

Edgar County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Edgar County, Illinois Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Edgar County, Illinois Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Edgar County, Illinois Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Edgar County, Illinois Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Edgar County, Illinois 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

61.39%

Born in Edgar County, Illinois

99.03%

Native Born

0.97%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

0.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.03% of Edgar County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 61.39% having been born in Illinois. 0.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Edgar County, Illinois Place of Birth

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