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East Gillespie, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of East Gillespie had a population of 262 as of July 1, 2016. East Gillespie 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 East Gillespie is located at latitude 39.1378 and longitude -89.8127 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the Village of East Gillespie (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Village of East Gillespie (GNIS ID: 2398776) 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 East Gillespie is located within Township of Gillespie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin County.

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


Total Population 262
Population in Households 262
Population in Familes 221
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 822
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 103
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $86,628
Average Home Value $106,627


Median Household Income $46,109
Average Household Income $53,046
Per Capita Income $20,701
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.48% -0.62%
Households -0.31% -0.59%
Families -0.63% -0.55%
Median Household Income   -0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.03%
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.

East Gillespie, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Gillespie 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 # 1130 17th
Population Density1 # 879 36th
Diversity Index2 # 1092 21st
Median Household Income # 928 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1171 14th

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