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The Village of Moweaqua had a population of 1,721 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Moweaqua is located at latitude 39.6247 and longitude -89.022 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Moweaqua (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 636 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Moweaqua are located in Shelby County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Christian County.

The Village of Moweaqua (GNIS ID: 2399420) 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 Moweaqua is located within Township of Moweaqua, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moweaqua 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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Moweaqua, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,721
Population in Households 1,672
Population in Familes 1,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 978
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 718
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 490
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 827 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 537 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $100,667
Average Home Value $117,426


Median Household Income $50,759
Average Household Income $60,932
Per Capita Income $25,493
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.99% -0.72%
Households -0.99% -0.65%
Families -0.98% -0.75%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Moweaqua, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moweaqua 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 # 551 60th
Population Density1 # 770 44th
Diversity Index2 # 910 33rd
Median Household Income # 750 45th
Per Capita Income # 699 49th

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