Kewanee, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kewanee, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Kewanee had a population of 12,728 as of July 1, 2016. Kewanee ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kewanee is located at latitude 41.2391 and longitude -89.9257 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kewanee (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 850 feet.

The City of Kewanee (GNIS ID: 2395523) 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 Kewanee is located within Township of Kewanee, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.

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


Total Population 12,728
Population in Households 12,321
Population in Familes 9,555
Population in Group Qrtrs 407
Population Density1 1,896
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 5,124
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 3,157
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,852 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,422 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,702 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 728 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $66,771
Average Home Value $94,610


Median Household Income $35,809
Average Household Income $50,120
Per Capita Income $21,473
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.3%
Households -0.2% -0.26%
Families -0.3% -0.38%
Median Household Income   -2.13%
Per Capita Income   0.3%
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.

Kewanee, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kewanee 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 # 193 86th
Population Density1 # 308 78th
Diversity Index2 # 230 83rd
Median Household Income # 1263 8th
Per Capita Income # 1105 19th

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