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Lacon, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Lacon had a population of 1,792 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Lacon is located at latitude 41.0229 and longitude -89.4063 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lacon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 476 feet.

The City of Lacon (GNIS ID: 2395578) 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 Lacon is located within Township of Lacon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marshall County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lacon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Lacon, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,792
Population in Households 1,701
Population in Familes 1,371
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density1 1,123
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 763
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 508
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 825 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 592 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 171 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $111,490
Average Home Value $118,761


Median Household Income $52,911
Average Household Income $59,225
Per Capita Income $25,281
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.47% -1.12%
Households -1.27% -1.13%
Families -0.33% -1.21%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.


Lacon, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lacon to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 537 61st
Population Density1 # 689 50th
Diversity Index2 # 880 35th
Median Household Income # 686 50th
Per Capita Income # 680 50th

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