|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Bellwood is 18,331. Bellwood, Illinois is the 2,015th largest city in the US.
Bellwood is located entirely in Cook County.
The peak population of Bellwood was in 2000, when its population was 20,506. In 2000, Bellwood was the 1,555th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,015th largest city in the US. Bellwood is currently 10.6% smaller than it was in 2000.
Bellwood has shrunk 10.6% since the year 2000. Bellwood, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 86% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Bellwood has a population density of 7,952.9 people per square mile. Bellwood has the 10th highest population density in Illinois.
|2035||East St. Louis||18,195||-42.3%|
|2009||Mebane, North Carolina||18,408||140.9%|
|2010||Ocean Springs, Mississippi||18,387||6.5%|
|2013||North Aurora, Illinois||18,350||67.4%|
|2017||Brook Park, Ohio||18,318||-13.4%|
|2018||Mount Washington, Kentucky||18,317||110.2%|
|2021||Franklin Park, Illinois||18,298||-6.0%|
The total voting age population of Bellwood, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 13,923. The voting age population is 44.3% male and 55.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.1% of the residents of Bellwood are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Bellwood are 74.3% Black, 13.7% White, 9.8% Other, 1.2% Two or more races, 0.9% Asian and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 18.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Bellwood, 10.1% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 11.3%. On a per-household basis, 8.7% of families are below the poverty line in Bellwood.
Among those aged 16 and older, 65.2% of Bellwood residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 85.6% of Bellwood residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 17.8% have a bachelor's degree and 4.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Bellwood residents aged 5 and older, 16.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 15.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.1% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Bellwood is 8.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Bellwood, 12.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Bellwood is $56,557.
In Bellwood, 69.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 30.9% of housing units in Bellwood.
Of all the housing units in Bellwood, 17.4% of them were build before 1940.
In Bellwood, 3.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 240 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Bellwood is $1,068.
In Bellwood, 78.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.