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Olive Branch, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Olive Branch Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Alexander County at latitude 37.1837 and longitude -89.3495. Alexander County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 338 feet.

The formal official name is the Olive Branch Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Olive Branch, Illinois.

The U5 Census Class Code for Olive Branch indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Olive Branch Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Olive Branch: Olivebranch.

Olive Branch Census Designated Place, IL Boundary Map


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Olive Branch, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 821
Population in Households 821
Population in Familes 669
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 85
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 359
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 243
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 427 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 287 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $92,628
Average Home Value $106,882


Median Household Income $43,744
Average Household Income $53,687
Per Capita Income $23,367
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.19% -1.64%
Households -0.96% -1.43%
Families -0.29% -1.62%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
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.


Olive Branch, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olive Branch to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 771 44th
Population Density1 # 1358 1st
Diversity Index2 # 295 79th
Median Household Income # 1008 26th
Per Capita Income # 834 39th

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