Gorham, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gorham, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Gorham had a population of 229 as of July 1, 2015. Gorham ranks in the lower 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 Gorham is located at latitude 37.718 and longitude -89.478 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Gorham (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 364 feet.

The Village of Gorham (GNIS ID: 2398182) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gorham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Gorham, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 229
Population in Households 229
Population in Familes 194
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 188
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 89
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $69,565
Average Home Value $77,778


Median Household Income $46,929
Average Household Income $55,795
Per Capita Income $21,813
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.57% -0.26%
Households -0.42% -0.45%
Families 2.58% -0.63%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.

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Gorham, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gorham to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 1171 14th
Population Density1 # 1288 6th
Diversity Index2 # 1138 17th
Median Household Income # 912 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1035 24th

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