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Benld, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Benld had a population of 1,578 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Benld is located at latitude 39.093 and longitude -89.8023 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benld (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 630 feet.

The City of Benld (GNIS ID: 2394134) 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 Benld is located within Township of Cahokia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin County.

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


Total Population 1,578
Population in Households 1,578
Population in Familes 1,217
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,489
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 663
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 422
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 761 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 512 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $66,765
Average Home Value $73,782


Median Household Income $39,209
Average Household Income $47,947
Per Capita Income $19,883
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% -0.17%
Households 0.22% -0.15%
Families 0.23% -0.29%
Median Household Income   -0.61%
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.

Benld, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benld 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 # 574 58th
Population Density1 # 478 65th
Diversity Index2 # 872 36th
Median Household Income # 1162 15th
Per Capita Income # 1230 10th

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