Chemung, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chemung, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Chemung Census Designated Place had a population of 307 as of July 1, 2016. Chemung ranks in the upper 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 Chemung is located at latitude 42.4162 and longitude -88.6642 in McHenry County. The formal boundaries for the Chemung Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McHenry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 896 feet.

The Chemung Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628545) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Chemung Census Designated Place is located within Township of Chemung, a minor civil division (MCD) of McHenry County.

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


Total Population 307
Population in Households 307
Population in Familes 269
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,097
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 103
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $264,286
Average Home Value $274,128


Median Household Income $68,818
Average Household Income $84,907
Per Capita Income $31,980
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.26%
Households 0.0% -0.19%
Families 1.27% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Chemung, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chemung 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 # 1089 21st
Population Density1 # 707 48th
Diversity Index2 # 345 75th
Median Household Income # 252 82nd
Per Capita Income # 273 80th

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