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Coal City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Coal City had a population of 5,709 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Coal City is located at latitude 41.2784 and longitude -88.2792 in Grundy County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Coal City (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Grundy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 564 feet.

The Village of Coal City (GNIS ID: 2398586) 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 Coal City is located within Township of Braceville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grundy County.

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


Total Population 5,709
Population in Households 5,708
Population in Familes 4,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,087
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 2,190
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,518
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,553 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 637 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $173,288
Average Home Value $183,371


Median Household Income $68,660
Average Household Income $80,109
Per Capita Income $30,697
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.33%
Households 0.21% 0.25%
Families 0.14% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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.

Coal City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coal 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 # 317 77th
Population Density1 # 712 48th
Diversity Index2 # 566 59th
Median Household Income # 253 82nd
Per Capita Income # 324 76th

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