|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of St. Elmo is 1,284. St. Elmo, Illinois is the 9,282nd largest city in the US.
The peak population of St. Elmo was in 1990, when its population was 1,470. In 1990, St. Elmo was the 8,163rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 9,282nd largest city in the US. St. Elmo is currently 12.7% smaller than it was in 1990.
St. Elmo has shrunk 11.5% since the year 2000. St. Elmo, Illinois's growth is below average. 79% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|9341||East Hazel Crest||1,262||-21.4%|
|9276||Powells Crossroads, Tennessee||1,286||-3.1%|
|9278||Harbor Springs, Michigan||1,285||-17.9%|
|9280||Stedman, North Carolina||1,285||85.9%|
|9282||St. Elmo, Illinois||1,284||-11.5%|
|9283||Latta, South Carolina||1,283||-9.3%|
|9284||Parker City, Indiana||1,283||-9.2%|
The total voting age population of St. Elmo, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 1,158. The voting age population is 49.6% male and 50.4% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 17.6% of the residents of St. Elmo are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of St. Elmo are 99.5% White, 0.3% Two or more races and 0.2% Black. Additionally, 0.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In St. Elmo, 15.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 33.3%. On a per-household basis, 11.5% of families are below the poverty line in St. Elmo.
Among those aged 16 and older, 57.0% of St. Elmo residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 86.0% of St. Elmo residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 10.0% have a bachelor's degree and 4.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among St. Elmo residents aged 5 and older, 1.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in St. Elmo is 10.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In St. Elmo, 9.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in St. Elmo is $44,728.
In St. Elmo, 84.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 15.9% of housing units in St. Elmo.
Of all the housing units in St. Elmo, 32.6% of them were build before 1940.
In St. Elmo, 3.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in St. Elmo is $493.
In St. Elmo, 76.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.