Edgar County IL Information


Edgar County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,892
Population in Households 17,609
Population in Familes 13,991
Population in Group Qrtrs 283
Population Density1 29
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 7,651
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 4,972
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,516 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,135 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,077 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $82,288
Average Home Value $110,356


Median Household Income $41,944
Average Household Income $56,029
Per Capita Income $24,095
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.6% -0.59%
Households -0.39% -0.45%
Families -0.56% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.


Edgar County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Edgar County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents 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 # 63 39th
Population Density1 # 84 19th
Diversity Index2 # 99 4th
Median Household Income # 79 24th
Per Capita Income # 64 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.