Scales Mound, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Scales Mound, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Scales Mound had a population of 366 as of July 1, 2017. Scales Mound ranks in the lower 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 Scales Mound is located at latitude 42.4748 and longitude -90.2526 in Jo Daviess County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Scales Mound (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jo Daviess County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 955 feet.

The Village of Scales Mound (GNIS ID: 2399768) 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 Scales Mound is located within Township of Scales Mound, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jo Daviess County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scales Mound population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Scales Mound, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 366
Daytime Population: Workers 126
Daytime Population: Residents 191
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 317
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 366
Population in Familes 312
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 588
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $57,537
Average Household Income $68,219
Per Capita Income $29,964


Total Housing Units 187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $182,407
Average Home Value $259,160


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.52% -0.22%
Households -0.54% -0.27%
Families 1.04% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Scales Mound, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scales Mound to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1029 25th
Population Density # 1017 26th
Diversity Index # 1245 9th
Median Household Income # 509 63rd
Per Capita Income # 439 68th

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