Pope County, Illinois Population 2021

Pope County, Illinois's estimated population is 4,163 with a growth rate of -0.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pope County, Illinois is the 102nd largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 4,474 and has seen a growth of -6.95% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20214,163-7-0.17%
20204,170-7-0.17%
20194,177-7-0.17%
20184,18410.02%
20174,18310.02%
20164,182-109-2.54%
20154,291-84-1.92%
20144,375-82-1.84%
20134,457-2-0.04%
20124,459-39-0.87%
20114,498240.54%
20104,4741012.31%
19904,373-31-0.70%
19804,40454714.18%
19703,857-204-5.02%
19604,061-1,718-29.73%
19505,779-2,220-27.75%
19407,99930.04%
19307,996-1,629-16.92%
19209,625-1,590-14.18%
191011,215-2,370-17.45%
190013,585-431-3.08%
189014,0167605.73%
188013,2561,81915.90%
187011,4374,69569.64%
18606,7422,76769.61%
18503,975-119-2.91%
18404,09477823.46%
18303,31670627.05%
18202,6100.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.17%
County Website
Founded
1816
County Seat
2010 Population
4,474
Growth Since 2010
-6.95%
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Pope County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,89392.62%
Black or African American1774.21%
Two or More Races631.50%
Some Other Race461.09%
Asian240.57%
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Pope County, Illinois Population by Race

Pope County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Pope County, Illinois Median Age

52.5


Total

50.5


Male

56.3


Female

Pope County, Illinois Adults

There are 3,577 adults, (1,150 of whom are seniors) in Pope County, Illinois.

Pope County, Illinois Age Dependency

73.2

Age Dependency Ratio

47.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Pope County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

1,941

46.18%

Male

2,262

53.82%

Pope County, Illinois Population by Age

Pope County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pope County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.6%8.4%
Male86.5%13.5%
All82.5%17.5%
Non Family77.3%22.7%
Female38.2%61.8%

82.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pope County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6942.3482.5
Married8263.291.6
Non Family7271.0277.3
Female893.7838.2
Male524.8886.5

3.33

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Pope County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1735.19%
9th to 12th Grade2948.82%
High School Graduate1,19935.98%
Some College91327.40%
Associates Degree3189.54%
Bachelors Degree2587.74%
Graduate Degree1775.31%
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Pope County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pope County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,1112,677428
Black162144
Hispanic2620
Asian24157
2+ Races99
Other Race44

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 29.17%.

Pope County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,632$32,889$24,726
Less Than 9th Grade$$$2,500
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$26,136$43,605$22,632
Bachelors Degree$29,000$$40,192
Graduate Degree$45,096$45,833$41,250

$28,632

Average Earnings

$32,889

Average Male

$24,726

Average Female

Pope County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pope County, Illinois Language by Age

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Pope County, Illinois Language

98.07% of Pope County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 1.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.94% of the population.

Pope County, Illinois Language

Pope County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,74058815.72%
Black1121614.29%
Hispanic1041615.38%

15.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.85%

Male Poverty Rate

16.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pope County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pope County, Illinois is White, with 15.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pope County, Illinois is Black, with 14.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.87%.

Pope County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.87%
High School19.41%
Some College6.73%
Bachelors or Greater2.99%

Pope County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed12.50%
Female Employed9.83%
Male Unemployed6.76%
Male Employed3.61%

Pope County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pope County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,056$51,067
Families$64,226$66,653
Married Families$73,125-
Non Families$19,952$30,182
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Income by Household Type

Pope County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Pope County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Pope 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.

Pope County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Pope County, Illinois Marital Status

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476

Number of Veterans

467

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam160
Korea78
First Gulf War56
World War II13
Second Gulf War3

Pope County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+160
65 to 74147
35 to 5493
55 to 6476
18 to 34

Pope County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White47614.15%
Hispanic37.14%

Pope County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Pope County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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7.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pope County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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37.5%

Labor Force Participation

31.6%

Employment Rate

15.7%

Unemployment Rate

Pope County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Pope County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Pope 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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66.12%

Born in Pope County, Illinois

98.79%

Native Born

1.21%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.79% of Pope County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 66.12% having been born in Illinois. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pope 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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