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Loves Park, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Loves Park had a population of 23,813 as of July 1, 2016. Loves Park ranks in 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 Loves Park is located at latitude 42.3379 and longitude -88.9985 in Winnebago County. The formal boundaries for the City of Loves Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.43 sq. miles. Winnebago County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 728 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Loves Park are located in Winnebago County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Boone County.

The City of Loves Park (GNIS ID: 2395774) 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 Loves Park is located within Township of Harlem, a minor civil division (MCD) of Winnebago County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Loves Park 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 Loves Park: Love's Grove, Love's Park.

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


Total Population 23,813
Population in Households 23,761
Population in Familes 18,675
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density1 1,451
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 9,797
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 6,167
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,397 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,825 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,973 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 600 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $118,889
Average Home Value $136,238


Median Household Income $51,168
Average Household Income $66,330
Per Capita Income $27,619
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.07%
Households -0.04% -0.07%
Families -0.22% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
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.

Loves Park, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Loves Park 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 # 103 93rd
Population Density1 # 502 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 307 78th
Median Household Income # 732 47th
Per Capita Income # 508 63rd

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