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Carlinville, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Carlinville had a population of 5,685 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Carlinville is located at latitude 39.2783 and longitude -89.8766 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carlinville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 627 feet.

The City of Carlinville (GNIS ID: 2393743) 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 Carlinville is located within Township of Carlinville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carlinville 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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Carlinville, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,685
Daytime Population: Workers 2,467
Daytime Population: Residents 2,786
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,253
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 5,400
Population in Familes 4,073
Population in Group Qrtrs 285
Population Density2 1,734
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $47,499
Average Household Income $63,663
Per Capita Income $29,581


Total Housing Units 2,618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,461 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 879 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 278 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $86,990
Average Home Value $103,510


Total Households 2,340
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,380
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 -0.55% -0.7%
Households -0.52% -0.75%
Families -0.52% -0.87%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Carlinville, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carlinville 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 # 315 77th
Population Density # 369 73rd
Diversity Index # 758 45th
Median Household Income # 923 33rd
Per Capita Income # 459 67th

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