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Yates City, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Yates City had a population of 671 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Yates City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 671
Daytime Population: Workers 164
Daytime Population: Residents 380
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 544
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 671
Population in Familes 549
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,363
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $48,349
Average Household Income $56,254
Per Capita Income $23,744


Total Housing Units 308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 234 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $84,836
Average Home Value $100,962


Total Households 286
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 187
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 -0.02% -0.21%
Households 0.0% -0.21%
Families -0.07% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

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, 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 # 832 39th
Population Density # 542 60th
Diversity Index # 1152 15th
Median Household Income # 892 35th
Per Capita Income # 980 28th

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