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Shannon, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Shannon had a population of 762 as of July 1, 2016. Shannon ranks in the lower 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 Shannon is located at latitude 42.1524 and longitude -89.7401 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Shannon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 915 feet.

The Village of Shannon (GNIS ID: 2399791) 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 Shannon is located within Township of Cherry Grove-Shannon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

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

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


Total Population 762
Population in Households 762
Population in Familes 623
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,590
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 323
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 217
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 357 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 250 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $98,624
Average Home Value $134,300


Median Household Income $47,574
Average Household Income $57,430
Per Capita Income $23,966
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% -0.11%
Households 0.1% -0.12%
Families 0.45% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.

Shannon, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shannon 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 # 791 42nd
Population Density1 # 426 69th
Diversity Index2 # 1027 25th
Median Household Income # 862 37th
Per Capita Income # 874 36th

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