White County, Illinois Population 2024

13,207

White County, Illinois's estimated 2024 population is 13,207 with a growth rate of -1.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. White County, Illinois is the 79th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 population was 14,598 and has seen a growth of -9.53% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,237-194-1.56%
202812,431-194-1.54%
202712,625-194-1.51%
202612,819-194-1.49%
202513,013-194-1.47%
202413,207-194-1.45%
202313,401-194-1.43%
202213,595-163-1.18%
202113,758-50-0.36%
202013,8082341.72%
201913,574-68-0.5%
201813,642-256-1.84%
201713,898-183-1.3%
201614,081-123-0.87%
201514,204-61-0.43%
201414,265-170-1.18%
201314,435-89-0.61%
201214,524-68-0.47%
201114,592-6-0.04%
201014,59800%
199016,522-1,342-7.51%
198017,8645523.19%
197017,312-2,061-10.64%
196019,373-1,562-7.46%
195020,9359084.53%
194020,0271,87810.35%
193018,149-1,932-9.62%
192020,081-2,971-12.89%
191023,052-2,334-9.19%
190025,3863811.52%
189025,0051,9188.31%
188023,0876,24137.05%
187016,8464,44335.82%
186012,4033,47838.97%
18508,9251,00612.7%
18407,9191,82830.01%
18306,0911,26326.16%
18204,828-7,409-60.55%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.45% (-194)
County Website
White County
County Seat
2020 Population
13,808
Area
495 mi²
Density
27 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-4.35% (-601)
Founded
1815

White County, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,37996.71%
Two or more races2071.5%
Black or African American1070.77%
Asian680.49%
Other race600.43%
Native American100.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander30.02%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

White County, Illinois Population by Race

White County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2024

White County, Illinois Median Age

44.7

Total

43.7

Male

45.5

Female

White County, Illinois Adults

There are 10,852 adults, (3,221 of whom are seniors) in White County, Illinois.

White County, Illinois Age Dependency

81.3

Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

White County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female7,07651.15%
Male6,75848.85%

White County, Illinois Population by Age

White County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,6762.3776.423.6
Married2,7092.9689.110.9
Non Family2,1021.1669.330.7
Female6903.3454.145.9
Male1754.0654.945.1

2.97

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

White County, Illinois Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4144.15%
9th to 12th Grade7377.38%
High School Graduate3,37633.81%
Some College2,30223.05%
Associates Degree1,55915.61%
Bachelors Degree9979.98%
Graduate Degree6006.01%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

White County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White9,6108,5271,507
2+ Races15515038
Hispanic15011013
Black816419
Other Race28180
Asian151515
Native American1042
Islander333

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

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

White County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$39,797$46,935$32,813
Less Than 9th Grade$47,765$49,962$16,667
High School Graduate$32,844$36,167$18,289
Some College$36,684$47,310$29,310
Bachelors Degree$55,109$74,808$40,625
Graduate Degree$66,458$72,067$63,125

$39,797

Average Earnings

$46,935

Average Male

$32,813

Average Female

White County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

White County, Illinois Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

White County, Illinois Language

98.94% of White County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 1.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.48% of the population.

White County, Illinois Language

White County, Illinois Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,8981,86614.47%
Asian685885.29%
Hispanic1965427.55%
Multiple2025225.74%
Black461941.3%

15.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.16%

Male Poverty Rate

16.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in White County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in White County, Illinois is Asian, with 85.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in White County, Illinois is White, with 14.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.25%.

White County, Illinois Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.13%
High School17.27%
Some College12.04%
Bachelors or Greater3.44%

White County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed38.83%
Female Employed10.06%
Male Unemployed7.02%
Male Employed5.02%

White County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

White County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$54,605$70,303
Families$72,500$84,197
Married Families$85,815$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,216$42,841

mean

median

Income by Household Type

White County, Illinois Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

White County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

male

female

White County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

White County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

White County, Illinois Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

972

Number of Veterans

912

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam430
First Gulf War199
Korea128
Second Gulf War90
World War II27

White County, Illinois Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74319
75+292
55 to 64191
35 to 54104
18 to 3466

White County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9639.12%
2+ Races63.82%
Black33.7%

White County, Illinois Veterans by Race

White County, Illinois Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.9%

Veteran Disability Rate

White County, Illinois Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

White County, Illinois Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

White County, Illinois Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

White 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

60.86%

Born in White County, Illinois

98.81%

Native Born

1.19%

Foreign Born

0.3%

Non Citizen

0.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.81% of White County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 60.86% having been born in Illinois. 0.3% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

White County, Illinois Place of Birth

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