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Astoria, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Town of Astoria had a population of 1,178 as of July 1, 2016. Astoria ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Astoria is located at latitude 40.2279 and longitude -90.3565 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Astoria (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 712 feet.

The Town of Astoria (GNIS ID: 2398002) 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 Town of Astoria is located within Township of Astoria, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fulton County.

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


Total Population 1,178
Population in Households 1,146
Population in Familes 942
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 2,012
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 482
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 332
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 383 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $56,198
Average Home Value $80,890


Median Household Income $36,413
Average Household Income $49,899
Per Capita Income $20,417
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% -0.15%
Households 0.51% -0.12%
Families 1.42% -0.24%
Median Household Income   -0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
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.

Astoria, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Astoria 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 # 668 51st
Population Density1 # 271 80th
Diversity Index2 # 1276 7th
Median Household Income # 1247 9th
Per Capita Income # 1191 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.