Lawrence County, Illinois Population 2021

Lawrence County, Illinois's estimated population is 15,408 with a growth rate of -0.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lawrence County, Illinois is the 68th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 16,940 and has seen a growth of -9.04% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202115,408-135-0.87%
202015,543-135-0.86%
201915,678-135-0.85%
201815,813-214-1.34%
201716,027-155-0.96%
201616,182-283-1.72%
201516,465-97-0.59%
201416,562-166-0.99%
201316,7280.00%
201216,728-173-1.02%
201116,901-39-0.23%
201016,9409686.06%
199015,972-1,835-10.30%
198017,8072851.63%
197017,522-1,018-5.49%
196018,540-1,999-9.73%
195020,539-536-2.54%
194021,075-810-3.70%
193021,8855052.36%
192021,380-1,281-5.65%
191022,6616,13837.15%
190016,5231,83012.45%
189014,6931,0307.54%
188013,6631,1309.02%
187012,5333,31936.02%
18609,2143,09350.53%
18506,121-971-13.69%
18407,0923,42493.35%
18303,6680.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.87%
County Website
Founded
1821
County Seat
2010 Population
16,940
Growth Since 2010
-9.04%
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Lawrence County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,07387.78%
Black or African American1,3318.30%
Two or More Races3081.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native1631.02%
Asian870.54%
Some Other Race710.44%
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Lawrence County, Illinois Population by Race

Lawrence County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Lawrence County, Illinois Median Age

42.4


Total

39.5


Male

45.9


Female

Lawrence County, Illinois Adults

There are 13,139 adults, (3,005 of whom are seniors) in Lawrence County, Illinois.

Lawrence County, Illinois Age Dependency

58.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

7,346

45.82%

Male

8,687

54.18%

Lawrence County, Illinois Population by Age

Lawrence County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lawrence County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.6%17.4%
All74.2%25.8%
Male67.6%32.4%
Non Family67.1%32.9%
Female59.8%40.2%

74.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lawrence County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3062.1674.2
Married3,1782.7382.6
Non Family2,2001.1467.1
Female6662.7659.8
Male2622.4567.6

2.64

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Lawrence County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5704.81%
9th to 12th Grade1,22310.32%
High School Graduate4,11334.69%
Some College2,50521.13%
Associates Degree1,68114.18%
Bachelors Degree1,1419.62%
Graduate Degree6235.25%
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Lawrence County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lawrence County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,7738,7821,498
Black1,05556998
Hispanic546238
2+ Races294278123
Native American13212445
Asian8476
Other Race5323

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 94.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 41.84%.

Lawrence County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,505$43,425$28,017
Less Than 9th Grade$19,950$31,964$16,532
High School Graduate$34,024$38,852$23,848
Some College$31,359$43,345$26,537
Bachelors Degree$46,696$64,750$33,409
Graduate Degree$53,854$84,750$44,583

$34,505

Average Earnings

$43,425

Average Male

$28,017

Average Female

Lawrence County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawrence County, Illinois Language by Age

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Lawrence County, Illinois Language

94.19% of Lawrence County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 5.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.47% of the population.

Lawrence County, Illinois Language

Lawrence County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,7121,98215.59%
Native15510165.16%
Hispanic2228638.74%
Other715577.46%
Black1542214.29%
Multiple292217.19%

16.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.88%

Male Poverty Rate

17.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Illinois is Other, with 77.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Illinois is Multiple, with 7.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.25%.

Lawrence County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.24%
High School15.31%
Some College10.42%
Bachelors or Greater5.46%

Lawrence County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed39.15%
Female Unemployed34.23%
Female Employed9.14%
Male Employed6.44%

Lawrence County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawrence County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,636$62,206
Families$60,331$71,357
Married Families$71,250-
Non Families$29,923$40,543
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Income by Household Type

Lawrence County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Lawrence 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.

Lawrence County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Lawrence County, Illinois Marital Status

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1,050

Number of Veterans

982

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam364
Second Gulf War190
First Gulf War167
Korea81
World War II33

Lawrence County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54271
75+263
65 to 74237
55 to 64178
18 to 34101

Lawrence County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9958.85%
2+ Races248.16%
Black211.60%
Native American106.45%

Lawrence County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Lawrence County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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6.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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49%

Labor Force Participation

46%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Lawrence County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Lawrence County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Lawrence 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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57.88%

Born in Lawrence County, Illinois

97.73%

Native Born

2.27%

Foreign Born

1.43%

Non Citizen

0.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.73% of Lawrence County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 57.88% having been born in Illinois. 1.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lawrence 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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