Deerfield, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Deerfield, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Deerfield had a population of 18,212 as of July 1, 2016. Deerfield 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 Deerfield is located at latitude 42.1661 and longitude -87.8525 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Deerfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 686 feet.

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

The Village of Deerfield (GNIS ID: 2398705) 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 Deerfield is located within Township of West Deerfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lake County.

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


Total Population 18,212
Population in Households 18,132
Population in Familes 16,325
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density1 3,295
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 6,696
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 5,167
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,834 (83.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 862 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $589,983
Average Home Value $631,353


Median Household Income $133,093
Average Household Income $186,247
Per Capita Income $68,404
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.01%
Households 0.14% 0.08%
Families 0.2% -0.01%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

Deerfield, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deerfield 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 # 141 90th
Population Density1 # 125 91st
Diversity Index2 # 461 66th
Median Household Income # 20 99th
Per Capita Income # 19 99th

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