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Carol Stream, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Carol Stream had a population of 40,404 as of July 1, 2016. Carol Stream ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carol Stream is located at latitude 41.9204 and longitude -88.1332 in DuPage County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Carol Stream (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. DuPage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 758 feet.

The Village of Carol Stream (GNIS ID: 2397559) 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 Carol Stream is located within Township of Bloomingdale, a minor civil division (MCD) of DuPage County.

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


Total Population 40,404
Population in Households 40,364
Population in Familes 34,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density1 4,441
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 14,532
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 10,479
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,965 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,567 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 735 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $247,862
Average Home Value $266,723


Median Household Income $75,115
Average Household Income $88,714
Per Capita Income $31,589
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.38%
Households 0.3% 0.39%
Families 0.36% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
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.

Carol Stream, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carol Stream 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 # 44 97th
Population Density1 # 64 95th
Diversity Index2 # 80 94th
Median Household Income # 196 86th
Per Capita Income # 289 79th

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