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Pontoosuc, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Pontoosuc is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hancock County at latitude 40.6286 and longitude -91.2107. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 531 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Pontoosuc, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pontoosuc, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Pontoosuc indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Pontoosuc (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.67 sq. miles.

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Pontoosuc, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 157
Population in Households 156
Population in Familes 126
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 112
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 70
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (37.5%)
Median Home Value $62,500
Average Home Value $65,000


Median Household Income $44,870
Average Household Income $51,797
Per Capita Income $22,630
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.72% 0.5%
Households 2.13% 0.57%
Families 2.16% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.

Pontoosuc, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pontoosuc to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1253 8th
Population Density1 # 1340 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 901 35th
Median Household Income # 971 29th
Per Capita Income # 912 33rd

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