Hamilton County IL Information


Hamilton County Subdivisions

Hamilton County IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,555
Population in Households 8,438
Population in Familes 6,951
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density1 20
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 3,545
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,392
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,197 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,768 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 777 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 652 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $89,894
Average Home Value $108,905


Median Household Income $39,542
Average Household Income $55,928
Per Capita Income $23,205
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.23%
Households 0.3% 0.28%
Families 0.13% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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.


Hamilton County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hamilton County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 89 14th
Population Density1 # 95 7th
Diversity Index2 # 83 18th
Median Household Income # 87 16th
Per Capita Income # 70 32nd

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