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The Village of Yates City had a population of 688 as of July 1, 2016. Yates City 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 Yates City is located at latitude 40.7776 and longitude -90.0139 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Yates City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Village of Yates City (GNIS ID: 2399751) 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 Yates City is located within Township of Salem, a minor civil division (MCD) of Knox County.

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


Total Population 688
Population in Households 688
Population in Familes 564
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,398
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 293
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 192
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $83,200
Average Home Value $98,438


Median Household Income $49,048
Average Household Income $56,133
Per Capita Income $23,510
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.0%
Households 0.39% 0.0%
Families 0.34% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Yates City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yates City 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 # 823 40th
Population Density1 # 527 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 1075 21st
Median Household Income # 816 40th
Per Capita Income # 917 33rd

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