Perry County, Illinois Population 2021

Perry County, Illinois's estimated population is 20,460 with a growth rate of -1.10% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Perry County, Illinois is the 58th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 22,315 and has seen a growth of -8.31% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202120,460-228-1.10%
202020,688-228-1.09%
201920,916-228-1.08%
201821,144-137-0.64%
201721,281-110-0.51%
201621,391-130-0.60%
201521,521-20-0.09%
201421,541-173-0.80%
201321,714-132-0.60%
201221,846-417-1.87%
201122,263-52-0.23%
201022,3159034.22%
199021,412-302-1.39%
198021,7141,9579.91%
197019,7575732.99%
196019,184-2,500-11.53%
195021,684-1,754-7.48%
194023,4386712.95%
193022,767-134-0.59%
192022,9018133.68%
191022,0882,25811.39%
190019,8302,30113.13%
189017,5291,5229.51%
188016,0072,28416.64%
187013,7234,17143.67%
18609,5524,27480.98%
18505,2782,05663.81%
18403,2222,007165.19%
18301,2150.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.10%
County Website
Founded
1827
County Seat
2010 Population
22,315
Growth Since 2010
-8.31%
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Perry County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,77988.37%
Black or African American1,9259.06%
Two or More Races3101.46%
Asian1460.69%
Some Other Race640.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.13%
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Perry County, Illinois Population by Race

Perry County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Perry County, Illinois Median Age

42.2


Total

39.9


Male

44.9


Female

Perry County, Illinois Adults

There are 17,212 adults, (3,924 of whom are seniors) in Perry County, Illinois.

Perry County, Illinois Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Perry County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

9,624

45.29%

Male

11,627

54.71%

Perry County, Illinois Population by Age

Perry County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Perry County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.3%13.7%
Male81.5%18.5%
All75.4%24.6%
Non Family68.1%31.9%
Female52%48%

75.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Perry County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,4332.2175.4
Married4,1042.7686.3
Non Family2,7721.1368.1
Female1,1512.6852
Male4062.6281.5

2.65

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Perry County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6264.06%
9th to 12th Grade1,94612.63%
High School Graduate5,63636.58%
Some College3,55723.08%
Associates Degree1,71311.12%
Bachelors Degree1,3949.05%
Graduate Degree5373.48%
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Perry County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Perry County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,22811,6361,824
Black1,56379437
Hispanic39823720
Asian11010047
2+ Races83563
Native American2714
Other Race66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.73%.

Perry County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,842$49,852$26,114
Less Than 9th Grade$31,250$32,354$13,911
High School Graduate$32,384$42,167$20,574
Some College$36,326$54,023$23,388
Bachelors Degree$46,821$62,813$38,664
Graduate Degree$62,024$70,469$60,714

$36,842

Average Earnings

$49,852

Average Male

$26,114

Average Female

Perry County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Perry County, Illinois Language by Age

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Perry County, Illinois Language

96.29% of Perry County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.06% of the population.

Perry County, Illinois Language

Perry County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,4252,69815.48%
Hispanic40112029.93%
Black2528031.75%
Multiple3086220.13%
Native271451.85%

16.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.59%

Male Poverty Rate

20.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perry County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Illinois is Native, with 51.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Illinois is White, with 15.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.81%.

Perry County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.58%
High School12.98%
Some College11.86%
Bachelors or Greater3.50%

Perry County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.16%
Male Unemployed13.62%
Female Employed12.46%
Male Employed4.59%

Perry County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Perry County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,428$65,309
Families$64,574$78,672
Married Families$74,263-
Non Families$24,437$34,819
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Income by Household Type

Perry County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Perry County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Perry 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 55-64.

Perry County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Perry County, Illinois Marital Status

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1,396

Number of Veterans

1,308

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam488
First Gulf War227
Second Gulf War226
Korea140
World War II29

Perry County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74361
75+351
35 to 54319
55 to 64227
18 to 34138

Perry County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3458.93%
Black482.59%
Hispanic71.25%
2+ Races33.16%

Perry County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Perry County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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3.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perry County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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49%

Labor Force Participation

45.9%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Perry County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Perry County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Perry 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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84.39%

Born in Perry County, Illinois

98.75%

Native Born

1.25%

Foreign Born

0.59%

Non Citizen

0.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.75% of Perry County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 84.39% having been born in Illinois. 0.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Perry 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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