Gillespie, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Gillespie, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Gillespie had a population of 3,316 as of July 1, 2016. Gillespie ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gillespie is located at latitude 39.1254 and longitude -89.8173 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gillespie (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 656 feet.

The City of Gillespie (GNIS ID: 2394896) 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 Gillespie is located within Township of Gillespie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin County.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 3,316
Population in Households 3,316
Population in Familes 2,662
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,234
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,359
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 893
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,011 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 348 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $83,848
Average Home Value $103,956
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,821
Average Household Income $53,838
Per Capita Income $22,028
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.32%
Households -0.11% -0.37%
Families -0.28% -0.5%
Median Household Income   -0.73%
Per Capita Income   0.75%
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.

Gillespie, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 421 69th
Population Density1 # 227 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 951 30th
Median Household Income # 995 27th
Per Capita Income # 1057 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.