Olive Branch, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Olive Branch, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Olive Branch Census Designated Place had a population of 801 as of July 1, 2016. Olive Branch 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 Olive Branch is located at latitude 37.1837 and longitude -89.3495 in Alexander County. 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. Alexander County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 338 feet.

The Olive Branch Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583440) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Olive Branch Census Designated Place is located within Olive Branch Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alexander County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Olive Branch: Olivebranch.

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


Total Population 801
Population in Households 801
Population in Familes 651
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 83
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 352
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 237
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 280 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $60,795
Average Home Value $84,342


Median Household Income $45,414
Average Household Income $58,318
Per Capita Income $25,439
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.2% -1.1%
Households -0.97% -0.93%
Families -0.59% -1.03%
Median Household Income   0.07%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
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 1,368 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 # 775 43rd
Population Density1 # 1359 1st
Diversity Index2 # 297 78th
Median Household Income # 949 31st
Per Capita Income # 703 49th

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