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Wamac, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Wamac had a population of 1,066 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wamac is located at latitude 38.4914 and longitude -89.1478 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wamac (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 499 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Wamac are located in Clinton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Marion County, and Washington County.

The City of Wamac (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Wamac is located within Township of Irvington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.

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


Total Population 1,066
Population in Households 1,066
Population in Familes 836
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 759
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 455
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 297
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 275 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $38,194
Average Home Value $56,727


Median Household Income $30,548
Average Household Income $46,140
Per Capita Income $18,950
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.68% -0.98%
Households -1.72% -0.99%
Families -0.53% -1.1%
Median Household Income   -1.21%
Per Capita Income   0.27%
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.

Wamac, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wamac 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 # 691 50th
Population Density1 # 913 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 356 74th
Median Household Income # 1340 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1278 7th

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