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The Village of Alpha had a population of 670 as of July 1, 2016. Alpha ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alpha is located at latitude 41.1918 and longitude -90.3806 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Alpha (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 804 feet.

The Village of Alpha (GNIS ID: 2397943) 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 Alpha is located within Township of Oxford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.

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


Total Population 670
Population in Households 670
Population in Familes 543
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,085
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 294
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 193
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 241 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $90,591
Average Home Value $122,428


Median Household Income $48,522
Average Household Income $58,161
Per Capita Income $25,139
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.12%
Households 0.16% 0.0%
Families 0.77% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.

Alpha, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alpha 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 # 836 39th
Population Density1 # 256 81st
Diversity Index2 # 794 42nd
Median Household Income # 836 39th
Per Capita Income # 733 46th

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