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The Village of Metcalf had a population of 182 as of July 1, 2016. Metcalf 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 Metcalf is located at latitude 39.7998 and longitude -87.8094 in Edgar County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Metcalf (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 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 Metcalf (GNIS ID: 2399327) 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 Metcalf is located within Township of Young America, a minor civil division (MCD) of Edgar County.

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


Total Population 182
Population in Households 182
Population in Familes 148
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 265
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 86 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $83,750
Average Home Value $126,818


Median Household Income $44,126
Average Household Income $58,318
Per Capita Income $25,839
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.6% -0.67%
Households -0.22% -0.55%
Families 0.66% -0.4%
Median Household Income   0.31%
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.

Metcalf, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Metcalf 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 # 1226 11th
Population Density1 # 1225 11th
Diversity Index2 # 1126 18th
Median Household Income # 986 28th
Per Capita Income # 659 52nd

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