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Hamel, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Hamel had a population of 778 as of July 1, 2016. Hamel 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 Hamel is located at latitude 38.8925 and longitude -89.8387 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Hamel (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 548 feet.

The Village of Hamel (GNIS ID: 2398229) 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 Hamel is located within Township of Hamel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

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


Total Population 778
Population in Households 778
Population in Familes 682
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 674
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 312
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 237
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $153,922
Average Home Value $180,996


Median Household Income $75,755
Average Household Income $87,835
Per Capita Income $34,474
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.76% -0.39%
Households -0.7% -0.39%
Families -0.46% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

Hamel, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hamel 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 # 784 43rd
Population Density1 # 970 29th
Diversity Index2 # 1225 11th
Median Household Income # 187 86th
Per Capita Income # 196 86th

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