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The Village of Brocton had a population of 335 as of July 1, 2016. Brocton ranks in the lower 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 Brocton is located at latitude 39.7155 and longitude -87.9335 in Edgar County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Brocton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Edgar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Village of Brocton (GNIS ID: 2397464) 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 Brocton is located within Township of Embarrass, a minor civil division (MCD) of Edgar County.

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


Total Population 335
Population in Households 335
Population in Familes 274
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 579
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 137
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $63,571
Average Home Value $78,810


Median Household Income $41,522
Average Household Income $50,976
Per Capita Income $21,778
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.12%
Households 0.84% 0.15%
Families 0.51% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

Brocton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brocton 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 # 1062 23rd
Population Density1 # 1033 25th
Diversity Index2 # 1245 9th
Median Household Income # 1081 21st
Per Capita Income # 1078 21st

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