Streator, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Streator, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Streator had a population of 13,079 as of July 1, 2016. Streator ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Streator is located at latitude 41.1252 and longitude -88.8307 in LaSalle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Streator (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. LaSalle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 620 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Streator are located in LaSalle County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Livingston County.

The City of Streator (GNIS ID: 2395987) 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 Streator is located within Township of Bruce, a minor civil division (MCD) of LaSalle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Streator population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Streator: Glass Container Capital of the World.

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Streator, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,079
Population in Households 12,994
Population in Familes 10,196
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density1 2,156
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 5,338
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,338
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,635 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,703 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 926 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $83,929
Average Home Value $107,749


Median Household Income $41,375
Average Household Income $52,044
Per Capita Income $21,254
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.71% -0.56%
Households -0.76% -0.58%
Families -0.63% -0.69%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   0.94%
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.

Streator, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Streator 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 # 185 87th
Population Density1 # 243 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 280 80th
Median Household Income # 1090 20th
Per Capita Income # 1127 18th

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