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Anchor, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Anchor had a population of 160 as of July 1, 2016. Anchor 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 Anchor is located at latitude 40.5683 and longitude -88.5383 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Anchor (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 778 feet.

The Village of Anchor (GNIS ID: 2397959) 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 Anchor is located within Township of Anchor, a minor civil division (MCD) of McLean County.

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


Total Population 160
Population in Households 160
Population in Familes 134
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 837
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 67
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 79 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $142,500


Median Household Income $61,510
Average Household Income $68,743
Per Capita Income $29,184
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.48% 1.34%
Households 1.51% 1.17%
Families 1.04% 1.22%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Anchor, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anchor 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 # 1254 8th
Population Density1 # 866 37th
Diversity Index2 # 1229 10th
Median Household Income # 359 74th
Per Capita Income # 410 70th

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