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Abingdon, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Abingdon had a population of 3,259 as of July 1, 2016. Abingdon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Abingdon is located at latitude 40.8038 and longitude -90.4009 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the City of Abingdon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Abingdon (GNIS ID: 2393876) 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 Abingdon is located within Township of Cedar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Knox County.

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


Total Population 3,259
Population in Households 3,200
Population in Familes 2,575
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 2,286
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,294
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 870
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 945 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 348 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $73,285
Average Home Value $84,958


Median Household Income $43,801
Average Household Income $50,021
Per Capita Income $20,228
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% -0.03%
Households 0.19% -0.05%
Families -0.07% -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.

Abingdon, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abingdon 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 # 424 69th
Population Density1 # 214 84th
Diversity Index2 # 632 54th
Median Household Income # 996 27th
Per Capita Income # 1205 12th

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