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Walnut, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Walnut had a population of 1,504 as of July 1, 2016. Walnut ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Walnut is located at latitude 41.557 and longitude -89.5908 in Bureau County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Walnut (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bureau County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 705 feet.

The Village of Walnut (GNIS ID: 2400087) 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 Village of Walnut is located within Township of Walnut, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bureau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walnut 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 Walnut: Brewersville.

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


Total Population 1,504
Population in Households 1,479
Population in Familes 1,238
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1,823
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 570
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 406
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 465 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $101,563
Average Home Value $128,548


Median Household Income $57,067
Average Household Income $67,465
Per Capita Income $26,440
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.97% 0.36%
Households 0.9% 0.31%
Families 0.77% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.

Walnut, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walnut 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 # 587 57th
Population Density1 # 341 75th
Diversity Index2 # 815 41st
Median Household Income # 487 64th
Per Capita Income # 611 55th

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