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The Village of Matherville had a population of 717 as of July 1, 2016. Matherville ranks in the upper 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 Matherville is located at latitude 41.2591 and longitude -90.6059 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Matherville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 748 feet.

The Village of Matherville (GNIS ID: 2399273) 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 Matherville is located within Township of Preemption, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mercer County.

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


Total Population 717
Population in Households 717
Population in Familes 607
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,834
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 287
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 206
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $89,320
Average Home Value $106,722


Median Household Income $51,542
Average Household Income $61,246
Per Capita Income $24,134
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.08%
Households -0.11% -0.07%
Families 0.08% -0.29%
Median Household Income   -0.49%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

Matherville, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Matherville 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 # 806 41st
Population Density1 # 332 76th
Diversity Index2 # 852 38th
Median Household Income # 712 48th
Per Capita Income # 858 37th

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