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McLeansboro, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of McLeansboro had a population of 2,942 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for McLeansboro is located at latitude 38.0891 and longitude -88.5361 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of McLeansboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 492 feet.

The City of McLeansboro (GNIS ID: 2395074) 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 McLeansboro is located within Township of McLeansboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McLeansboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McLeansboro: McLeansborough.

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


Total Population 2,942
Population in Households 2,837
Population in Familes 2,149
Population in Group Qrtrs 105
Population Density1 1,126
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,291
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 758
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 851 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 441 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $64,056
Average Home Value $88,441


Median Household Income $27,393
Average Household Income $40,919
Per Capita Income $18,126
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.07%
Households 0.42% 0.14%
Families 0.74% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.27%
Per Capita Income   0.97%
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.

McLeansboro, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McLeansboro 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 # 439 68th
Population Density1 # 687 50th
Diversity Index2 # 790 43rd
Median Household Income # 1352 1st
Per Capita Income # 1304 5th

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