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Matherville, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Matherville had a population of 699 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 699
Daytime Population: Workers 50
Daytime Population: Residents 291
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 341
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 699
Population in Familes 591
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,788
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $51,009
Average Household Income $61,164
Per Capita Income $24,120


Total Housing Units 308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 204 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $90,534
Average Home Value $109,512


Total Households 280
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 201
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 -0.46% -0.76%
Households -0.44% -0.8%
Families -0.27% -0.91%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

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, 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 # 811 41st
Population Density # 349 75th
Diversity Index # 803 41st
Median Household Income # 790 42nd
Per Capita Income # 947 31st

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