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Garden Prairie, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Garden Prairie Census Designated Place is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Boone County at latitude 42.2536 and longitude -88.7129. Boone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 781 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Garden Prairie indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Garden Prairie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Garden Prairie, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 355
Population in Households 355
Population in Familes 299
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 392
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 126
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $133,108
Average Home Value $163,131


Median Household Income $60,111
Average Household Income $71,431
Per Capita Income $27,148
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.2% -0.06%
Households 0.0% -0.16%
Families 1.64% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.


Garden Prairie, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garden Prairie 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 # 1042 24th
Population Density1 # 1148 16th
Diversity Index2 # 286 79th
Median Household Income # 382 72nd
Per Capita Income # 475 65th

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