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West City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of West City had a population of 624 as of July 1, 2016. West City ranks in the lower 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 West City is located at latitude 37.996 and longitude -88.9489 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Village of West City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 453 feet.

The Village of West City (GNIS ID: 2400128) 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 West City is located within Township of Browning, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

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


Total Population 624
Population in Households 621
Population in Familes 457
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 388
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 290
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 162
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 343 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $45,202
Average Home Value $89,385


Median Household Income $31,546
Average Household Income $43,192
Per Capita Income $19,750
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.92% -0.62%
Households -0.91% -0.63%
Families -0.49% -0.75%
Median Household Income   -0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
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.

West City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 854 38th
Population Density1 # 1148 16th
Diversity Index2 # 490 64th
Median Household Income # 1333 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1234 10th

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