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Oquawka, Illinois - Basic Facts

Oquawka is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Oquawka.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Henderson County at latitude 40.932 and longitude -90.9471. Henderson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 551 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Oquawka (see map) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,317
Population in Households 1,317
Population in Familes 1,013
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 897
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 610
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 371
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 716 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 473 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $86,478
Average Home Value $100,211


Median Household Income $36,002
Average Household Income $46,807
Per Capita Income $21,850
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.94% -1.13%
Households -0.64% -1.0%
Families -0.44% -1.1%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
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.


Oquawka, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oquawka 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 # 628 54th
Population Density1 # 830 39th
Diversity Index2 # 984 27th
Median Household Income # 1284 6th
Per Capita Income # 993 27th

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