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Gilman, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Gilman had a population of 1,755 as of July 1, 2016. Gilman ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Gilman is located at latitude 40.7723 and longitude -87.9844 in Iroquois County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gilman (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Iroquois County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 650 feet.

The City of Gilman (GNIS ID: 2394898) 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 Gilman is located within Township of Douglas, a minor civil division (MCD) of Iroquois County.

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


Total Population 1,755
Population in Households 1,718
Population in Familes 1,396
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density1 781
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 710
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 475
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 796 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 513 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 197 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $106,416
Average Home Value $132,045


Median Household Income $44,058
Average Household Income $59,621
Per Capita Income $24,221
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.45%
Households -0.47% -0.45%
Families -0.03% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

Gilman, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilman 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 # 547 60th
Population Density1 # 904 34th
Diversity Index2 # 154 89th
Median Household Income # 988 28th
Per Capita Income # 846 38th

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