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The Village of Towanda had a population of 475 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Towanda is located at latitude 40.5633 and longitude -88.9008 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Towanda (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 781 feet.

The Village of Towanda (GNIS ID: 2399997) 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 Towanda is located within Township of Towanda, a minor civil division (MCD) of McLean County.

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


Total Population 475
Population in Households 475
Population in Familes 404
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 634
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 215
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 180 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $167,647
Average Home Value $211,528


Median Household Income $81,899
Average Household Income $108,449
Per Capita Income $42,751
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% 3.27%
Households 0.45% 3.31%
Families 2.46% 3.13%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Towanda, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Towanda 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 # 959 30th
Population Density1 # 992 28th
Diversity Index2 # 684 50th
Median Household Income # 132 90th
Per Capita Income # 80 94th

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