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Sesser, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Sesser had a population of 2,053 as of July 1, 2016. Sesser ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sesser is located at latitude 38.0903 and longitude -89.0508 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sesser (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 479 feet.

The City of Sesser (GNIS ID: 2396576) 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 Sesser is located within Township of Goode, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

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


Total Population 2,053
Population in Households 2,053
Population in Familes 1,686
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,023
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 868
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 605
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 677 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 191 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $76,656
Average Home Value $95,266


Median Household Income $37,734
Average Household Income $48,558
Per Capita Income $20,367
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.99% 0.43%
Households 0.97% 0.41%
Families 1.66% 0.3%
Median Household Income   0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Sesser, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sesser 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 # 509 63rd
Population Density1 # 268 80th
Diversity Index2 # 747 46th
Median Household Income # 1202 12th
Per Capita Income # 1193 13th

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