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Mount Olive, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Olive had a population of 2,050 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Olive 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 Mount Olive is located at latitude 39.0727 and longitude -89.7279 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Olive (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

The City of Mount Olive (GNIS ID: 2395123) 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 Mount Olive is located within Township of Mount Olive, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin County.

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


Total Population 2,050
Population in Households 2,050
Population in Familes 1,658
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,777
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 863
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 587
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 988 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 679 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 183 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $76,972
Average Home Value $91,924


Median Household Income $46,254
Average Household Income $57,590
Per Capita Income $23,707
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.48%
Households -0.31% -0.47%
Families -0.22% -0.55%
Median Household Income   -0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
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.

Mount Olive, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Olive 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 # 510 63rd
Population Density1 # 363 74th
Diversity Index2 # 1207 12th
Median Household Income # 922 33rd
Per Capita Income # 899 34th

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