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The Village of Downs had a population of 1,016 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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

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Downs, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,016
Population in Households 1,016
Population in Familes 907
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 389
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 360
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 290
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 309 (81.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $164,516
Average Home Value $190,260


Median Household Income $73,839
Average Household Income $94,908
Per Capita Income $33,228
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.2%
Households 0.13% 0.22%
Families 0.68% 0.07%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   0.93%
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.

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, 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 # 704 49th
Population Density1 # 1147 16th
Diversity Index2 # 670 51st
Median Household Income # 210 85th
Per Capita Income # 231 83rd

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