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West Frankfort, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of West Frankfort had a population of 8,103 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for West Frankfort is located at latitude 37.8995 and longitude -88.9308 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Frankfort (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 400 feet.

The City of West Frankfort (GNIS ID: 2397267) 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 West Frankfort is located within Township of Denning, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Frankfort population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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West Frankfort, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,103
Daytime Population: Workers 2,987
Daytime Population: Residents 5,132
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,119
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 7,986
Population in Familes 6,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density2 1,629
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $35,173
Average Household Income $45,211
Per Capita Income $19,335


Total Housing Units 3,934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,123 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,327 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 484 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $66,897
Average Home Value $85,038


Total Households 3,450
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,098
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.13% -0.22%
Households -0.21% -0.23%
Families -0.21% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

West Frankfort, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Frankfort to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 258 81st
Population Density # 411 70th
Diversity Index # 677 51st
Median Household Income # 1314 4th
Per Capita Income # 1295 5th

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