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Arthur, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Arthur had a population of 2,412 as of July 1, 2016. Arthur 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 Arthur is located at latitude 39.7144 and longitude -88.4694 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Arthur (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

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

The Village of Arthur (GNIS ID: 2397993) 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 Arthur is located within Township of Bourbon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Douglas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arthur 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 Arthur: Arther.

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


Total Population 2,412
Population in Households 2,364
Population in Familes 2,003
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density1 1,830
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 995
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 690
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,087 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 713 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 282 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $114,286
Average Home Value $128,501


Median Household Income $47,424
Average Household Income $59,582
Per Capita Income $22,879
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.6%
Households 0.9% 0.65%
Families 1.39% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Arthur, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arthur 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 # 474 65th
Population Density1 # 336 76th
Diversity Index2 # 1008 26th
Median Household Income # 870 36th
Per Capita Income # 977 29th

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