Cairo demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)36722291
Median age37.737.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.7:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)43%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%44%43%
Speak English98%77%79%
Speak Spanish0%13%13%
Cairo, IL has a population of 2,559 and is the 9,711th largest city in the United States. The population density is 367 per sq mi which is 65% higher than the Illinois average and 305% higher than the national average. The median age in Cairo is 38 which is approximately 1% higher than the Illinois average of 37. In Cairo, 43% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 76% of Cairo residents were born in Illinois, 23% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Cairo is 65% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Cairo is 1% higher than Illinois.
  • In Cairo 26.18% of the population is White.
  • In Cairo 69.52% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Cairo 0.35% of the population is Asian.

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Cairo population breakdown by race

Black or African American69.52%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.31%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race3.63%2.34%3.06%
Other race0.00%5.86%4.75%
In Cairo, 0.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Cairo, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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