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Nilwood, Illinois - Basic Facts

Nilwood is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Nilwood.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Macoupin County at latitude 39.3981 and longitude -89.8087. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Nilwood (see map) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Nilwood, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 245
Population in Households 245
Population in Familes 206
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 526
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 96
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 70
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $87,000
Average Home Value $96,914


Median Household Income $50,848
Average Household Income $61,514
Per Capita Income $25,243
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.59% 0.08%
Households 0.75% 0.21%
Families 0.68% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
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.


Nilwood, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nilwood to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1146 16th
Population Density1 # 1067 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 652 52nd
Median Household Income # 750 45th
Per Capita Income # 635 54th

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