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West Frankfort, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of West Frankfort had a population of 8,114 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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West Frankfort, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,114
Population in Households 7,998
Population in Familes 6,139
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density1 1,631
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 3,451
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,103
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,944 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,137 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,314 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 493 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $63,967
Average Home Value $80,744


Median Household Income $33,008
Average Household Income $42,567
Per Capita Income $18,192
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.15%
Households -0.24% -0.22%
Families -0.2% -0.33%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.03%
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 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, 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 # 254 82nd
Population Density1 # 415 70th
Diversity Index2 # 682 50th
Median Household Income # 1318 4th
Per Capita Income # 1300 5th

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