Richland County, Illinois Population 2021

Richland County, Illinois's estimated population is 15,149 with a growth rate of -1.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Richland County, Illinois is the 71st largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 16,194 and has seen a growth of -6.45% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202115,149-182-1.19%
202015,331-182-1.17%
201915,513-182-1.16%
201815,695-142-0.90%
201715,83780.05%
201615,829-128-0.80%
201515,957-63-0.39%
201416,020120.07%
201316,008-126-0.78%
201216,134-56-0.35%
201116,190-4-0.02%
201016,194-351-2.12%
199016,545-1,042-5.92%
198017,5877584.50%
197016,8295303.25%
196016,299-590-3.49%
195016,889-248-1.45%
194017,1373,08421.95%
193014,05390.06%
192014,044-1,926-12.06%
191015,970-421-2.57%
190016,3911,3729.14%
189015,019-526-3.38%
188015,5452,74221.42%
187012,8033,09231.84%
18609,7115,699142.05%
18504,0120.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.19%
Founded
February 24, 1841
County Seat
2010 Population
16,194
Growth Since 2010
-6.45%
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Richland County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,17896.27%
Two or More Races2201.40%
Black or African American1250.79%
Some Other Race920.58%
Asian800.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native710.45%
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Richland County, Illinois Population by Race

Richland County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Richland County, Illinois Median Age

42


Total

40.4


Male

43.6


Female

Richland County, Illinois Adults

There are 12,140 adults, (3,166 of whom are seniors) in Richland County, Illinois.

Richland County, Illinois Age Dependency

75.7

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Richland County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

7,969

50.55%

Male

7,797

49.45%

Richland County, Illinois Population by Age

Richland County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Richland County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.6%11.4%
All71.2%28.8%
Male70.8%29.2%
Non Family54.7%45.3%
Female47.5%52.5%

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Richland County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4522.471.2
Married3,1342.9888.6
Non Family2,3791.2254.7
Female6443.3347.5
Male2953.6170.8

2.94

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Richland County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3433.12%
9th to 12th Grade8547.77%
High School Graduate3,28729.90%
Some College2,42622.06%
Associates Degree1,77516.14%
Bachelors Degree1,58514.42%
Graduate Degree7256.59%
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Richland County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Richland County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,6869,5242,232
Hispanic878136
Native American7146
2+ Races58572
Asian565632
Other Race443819
Black37348

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.14%.

Richland County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,974$42,348$27,480
Less Than 9th Grade$24,453$28,906$22,946
High School Graduate$30,435$38,596$19,811
Some College$32,065$40,444$24,977
Bachelors Degree$49,682$52,222$44,893
Graduate Degree$60,523$76,250$57,689

$35,974

Average Earnings

$42,348

Average Male

$27,480

Average Female

Richland County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Richland County, Illinois Language by Age

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Richland County, Illinois Language

96.90% of Richland County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 3.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.69% of the population.

Richland County, Illinois Language

Richland County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,7372,02313.73%
Hispanic26110540.23%
Black10810092.59%
Multiple2205022.73%
Other9299.78%

14.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.50%

Male Poverty Rate

16.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richland County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Richland County, Illinois is Black, with 92.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richland County, Illinois is Other, with 9.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.13%.

Richland County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.09%
High School15.62%
Some College9.64%
Bachelors or Greater5.92%

Richland County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed48.60%
Male Unemployed41.46%
Female Employed7.98%
Male Employed5.31%

Richland County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Richland County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,894$63,252
Families$65,554$77,227
Married Families$76,411-
Non Families$29,313$34,963
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Income by Household Type

Richland County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Richland County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Richland 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.

Richland County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Richland County, Illinois Marital Status

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1,023

Number of Veterans

968

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam365
Korea158
First Gulf War111
Second Gulf War106
World War II69

Richland County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+395
65 to 74304
55 to 64133
35 to 54112
18 to 3479

Richland County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0108.57%
Native American1014.08%
Asian35.00%

Richland County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Richland County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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7.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richland County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Richland County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Richland County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Richland 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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76.17%

Born in Richland County, Illinois

98.44%

Native Born

1.56%

Foreign Born

1.10%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.44% of Richland County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 76.17% having been born in Illinois. 1.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Richland 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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