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Herscher, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Herscher had a population of 1,597 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Herscher is located at latitude 41.0491 and longitude -88.1006 in Kankakee County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Herscher (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kankakee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 659 feet.

The Village of Herscher (GNIS ID: 2398494) 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 Herscher is located within Township of Pilot, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kankakee County.

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


Total Population 1,597
Population in Households 1,597
Population in Familes 1,358
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 895
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 611
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 431
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 646 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 470 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $145,230
Average Home Value $158,742


Median Household Income $64,919
Average Household Income $79,150
Per Capita Income $30,380
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.14%
Households 0.21% -0.07%
Families 0.3% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Herscher, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Herscher 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 # 570 58th
Population Density1 # 831 39th
Diversity Index2 # 886 35th
Median Household Income # 293 79th
Per Capita Income # 342 75th

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