|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Wataga is 729. Wataga, Illinois is the 11,617th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Wataga was in 1990, when its population was 879. In 1990, Wataga was the 10,365th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 11,617th largest city in the US. Wataga is currently 17.1% smaller than it was in 1990.
Wataga has shrunk 14.7% since the year 2000. Wataga, Illinois's growth is below average. 80% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|11611||Ellenboro, North Carolina||729||3.1%|
|11613||Glen Ullin, North Dakota||729||-15.6%|
|11614||New Deal, Texas||729||-0.5%|
The total voting age population of Wataga, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 633. The voting age population is 49.0% male and 51.0% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 20.6% of the residents of Wataga are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Wataga are 96.2% White, 2.1% Black, 0.6% Asian, 0.6% Two or more races and 0.5% American Indian. Additionally, 1.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Wataga, 23.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 48.1%. On a per-household basis, 16.1% of families are below the poverty line in Wataga.
Among those aged 16 and older, 62.0% of Wataga residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 91.5% of Wataga residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 10.9% have a bachelor's degree and 2.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Wataga residents aged 5 and older, 0.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Wataga is 7.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Wataga, 15.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Wataga is $39,226.
In Wataga, 75.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 24.6% of housing units in Wataga.
Of all the housing units in Wataga, 25.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Wataga, 3.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Wataga is $505.
In Wataga, 79.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.