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The Village of Niantic had a population of 757 as of July 1, 2016. Niantic 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 Niantic is located at latitude 39.8544 and longitude -89.1649 in Macon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Niantic (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Village of Niantic (GNIS ID: 2399496) 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 Niantic is located within Township of Niantic, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macon County.

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


Total Population 757
Population in Households 757
Population in Familes 629
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 708
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 239 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $87,054
Average Home Value $122,500


Median Household Income $47,876
Average Household Income $54,262
Per Capita Income $22,723
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 0.21%
Households 1.47% 0.33%
Families 0.82% 0.3%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
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.

Niantic, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Niantic 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 # 793 42nd
Population Density1 # 944 31st
Diversity Index2 # 1170 15th
Median Household Income # 857 37th
Per Capita Income # 986 28th

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