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Tuscola, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Tuscola had a population of 4,491 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Tuscola is located at latitude 39.7982 and longitude -88.2753 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tuscola (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

The City of Tuscola (GNIS ID: 2397071) 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 City of Tuscola is located within Township of Tuscola, a minor civil division (MCD) of Douglas County.

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


Total Population 4,491
Population in Households 4,477
Population in Familes 3,518
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 1,638
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,954
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,232
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,376 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 578 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $103,648
Average Home Value $123,236


Median Household Income $49,418
Average Household Income $61,086
Per Capita Income $26,492
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 0.12%
Households 0.16% 0.16%
Families 0.25% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Tuscola, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tuscola 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 # 356 74th
Population Density1 # 412 70th
Diversity Index2 # 582 58th
Median Household Income # 798 42nd
Per Capita Income # 603 56th

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