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Downs, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Downs had a population of 1,034 as of July 1, 2017. Downs 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 Downs is located at latitude 40.3993 and longitude -88.8911 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Downs (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 801 feet.

The Village of Downs (GNIS ID: 2398746) 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 Downs is located within Township of Downs, a minor civil division (MCD) of McLean County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Downs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Downs: Delta, Downs Station, Priceville.

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Downs, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,034
Daytime Population: Workers 266
Daytime Population: Residents 517
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 783
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,034
Population in Familes 922
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 396
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $74,232
Average Household Income $96,009
Per Capita Income $33,579


Total Housing Units 386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 314 (81.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $170,492
Average Home Value $195,621


Total Households 367
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 295
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.39% 0.4%
Households 0.38% 0.49%
Families 0.82% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Downs, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Downs to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 697 49th
Population Density # 1140 17th
Diversity Index # 672 51st
Median Household Income # 234 83rd
Per Capita Income # 264 81st

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