Menard County, Illinois Population 2024

11,836

Menard County, Illinois's estimated 2024 population is 11,836 with a growth rate of -0.99% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Menard County, Illinois is the 83rd largest county in Illinois. The 2010 population was 12,696 and has seen a growth of -6.77% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,246-118-1.04%
202811,364-118-1.03%
202711,482-118-1.02%
202611,600-118-1.01%
202511,718-118-1%
202411,836-118-0.99%
202311,954-118-0.98%
202212,072-95-0.78%
202112,167-103-0.84%
202012,270720.59%
201912,198-99-0.81%
201812,297-14-0.11%
201712,311-120-0.97%
201612,431670.54%
201512,364-149-1.19%
201412,513-63-0.5%
201312,576-116-0.91%
201212,692-8-0.06%
201112,70040.03%
201012,69600%
199011,164-536-4.58%
198011,7002,01520.81%
19709,6854374.73%
19609,248-391-4.06%
19509,639-1,024-9.6%
194010,663880.83%
193010,575-1,119-9.57%
192011,694-1,102-8.61%
191012,796-1,540-10.74%
190014,3361,2169.27%
189013,120960.74%
188013,0241,28910.98%
187011,7352,15122.44%
18609,5843,23550.95%
18506,3491,91843.29%
18404,431-6,815-60.6%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.99% (-118)
County Website
Menard County
County Seat
2020 Population
12,270
Area
314 mi²
Density
38 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-3.54% (-434)
Founded
1839

Menard County, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,77795.87%
Two or more races3282.67%
Black or African American1160.94%
Asian470.38%
Other race160.13%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Menard County, Illinois Population by Race

Menard County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2024

Menard County, Illinois Median Age

42.8

Total

41.4

Male

44.3

Female

Menard County, Illinois Adults

There are 9,527 adults, (2,451 of whom are seniors) in Menard County, Illinois.

Menard County, Illinois Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Menard County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female6,23350.74%
Male6,05149.26%

Menard County, Illinois Population by Age

Menard County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,0852.3979.620.4
Married2,8982.8492.97.1
Non Family1,3651.164.435.6
Female6313.150.149.9
Male1912.5785.914.1

2.79

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

79.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Menard County, Illinois Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade820.95%
9th to 12th Grade3504.04%
High School Graduate2,90033.48%
Some College2,04723.63%
Associates Degree1,04312.04%
Bachelors Degree1,35515.64%
Graduate Degree88610.23%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Menard County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White8,4478,0622,169
2+ Races1288419
Asian424230
Hispanic232323
Black23200

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Menard County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$53,691$58,735$44,528
Less Than 9th Grade$16,538$0$15,938
High School Graduate$42,806$46,992$31,755
Some College$54,150$65,771$41,485
Bachelors Degree$62,558$79,875$51,369
Graduate Degree$62,679$78,636$59,740

$53,691

Average Earnings

$58,735

Average Male

$44,528

Average Female

Menard County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Menard County, Illinois Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Menard County, Illinois Language

98.59% of Menard County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 1.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.54% of the population.

Menard County, Illinois Language

Menard County, Illinois Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,5649067.83%
Multiple3255817.85%

7.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.67%

Male Poverty Rate

7.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Menard County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Menard County, Illinois is Multiple, with 17.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Menard County, Illinois is White, with 7.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.31%.

Menard County, Illinois Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.55%
High School9.9%
Some College5.15%
Bachelors or Greater0.77%

Menard County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed21.33%
Male Unemployed12.82%
Male Employed5.4%
Female Employed4.09%

Menard County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Menard County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$84,846$99,217
Families$97,125$108,623
Married Families$111,848$-999,999,999
Non Families$49,427$68,610

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Menard County, Illinois Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Menard County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Menard 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.

Menard County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Menard County, Illinois Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,060

Number of Veterans

1,024

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam459
Second Gulf War213
First Gulf War140
Korea45
World War II13

Menard County, Illinois Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74354
75+241
35 to 54211
55 to 64191
18 to 3463

Menard County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,03511.18%
2+ Races2515.53%

Menard County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Menard County, Illinois Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Menard County, Illinois Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Menard County, Illinois Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Menard County, Illinois Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Menard 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

83.34%

Born in Menard County, Illinois

98.97%

Native Born

1.03%

Foreign Born

0.44%

Non Citizen

0.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.97% of Menard County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 83.34% 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 Latin America.

Menard County, Illinois Place of Birth

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