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Cairo, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Cairo had a population of 2,614 as of July 1, 2016. Cairo ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cairo is located at latitude 37.0063 and longitude -89.1829 in Alexander County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cairo (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.98 sq. miles and a water area of 2.1 sq. miles. Alexander County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The City of Cairo (GNIS ID: 2393491) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Cairo is located within Cairo Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alexander County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cairo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Cairo, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,614
Population in Households 2,507
Population in Familes 1,847
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density1 375
Diversity Index2 43
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,176
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 616
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 546 (35.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 630 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 353 (23.1%)
Median Home Value $34,320
Average Home Value $62,569
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $25,865
Average Household Income $36,953
Per Capita Income $17,421
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.27% -0.92%
Households -1.2% -0.92%
Families -1.5% -1.06%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   0.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cairo, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cairo to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 457 67th
Population Density1 # 1161 15th
Diversity Index2 # 226 84th
Median Household Income # 1354 1st
Per Capita Income # 1319 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.