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The City of Gibson City had a population of 3,475 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gibson City is located at latitude 40.4668 and longitude -88.3792 in Ford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gibson City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Ford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Gibson City (GNIS ID: 2394891) 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 City of Gibson City is located within Township of Drummer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gibson City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gibson City: Gibson.

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Gibson City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,475
Population in Households 3,395
Population in Familes 2,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density1 1,491
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,495
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 903
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,620 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 973 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 521 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $88,228
Average Home Value $100,308


Median Household Income $47,384
Average Household Income $60,843
Per Capita Income $26,834
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% -0.09%
Households 0.25% -0.13%
Families 0.18% -0.27%
Median Household Income   -2.0%
Per Capita Income   0.51%
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.

Gibson City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gibson City 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 # 411 70th
Population Density1 # 476 65th
Diversity Index2 # 695 49th
Median Household Income # 871 36th
Per Capita Income # 575 58th

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