Effingham County IL Information


Effingham County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 35,413
Population in Households 34,973
Population in Familes 29,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 440
Population Density1 74
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 14,172
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 9,663
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,470 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,634 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,538 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,298 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $126,737
Average Home Value $163,088


Median Household Income $51,879
Average Household Income $68,061
Per Capita Income $27,369
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.46%
Households 0.76% 0.61%
Families 0.61% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.


Effingham County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Effingham 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 # 42 60th
Population Density1 # 34 68th
Diversity Index2 # 79 24th
Median Household Income # 30 72nd
Per Capita Income # 28 74th

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