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Godfrey, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Godfrey had a population of 18,036 as of July 1, 2016. Godfrey ranks in the lower 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 Godfrey is located at latitude 38.9529 and longitude -90.2225 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Godfrey (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.68 sq. miles and a water area of 1.99 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Village of Godfrey (GNIS ID: 2398984) 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 Godfrey is located within Township of Godfrey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Godfrey population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Godfrey: Godfrey Station, Monticello.

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Godfrey, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,036
Population in Households 17,560
Population in Familes 14,540
Population in Group Qrtrs 476
Population Density1 520
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 7,359
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 5,071
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,942 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,417 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 451 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $135,013
Average Home Value $163,020


Median Household Income $53,383
Average Household Income $72,848
Per Capita Income $30,666
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.01%
Households 0.12% 0.04%
Families -0.09% -0.06%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Godfrey, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Godfrey 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 # 144 90th
Population Density1 # 1071 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 456 67th
Median Household Income # 641 53rd
Per Capita Income # 326 76th

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