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The Village of Viola had a population of 977 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Viola is located at latitude 41.2053 and longitude -90.5862 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Viola (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 791 feet.

The Village of Viola (GNIS ID: 2400073) 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 Viola is located within Township of Greene, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mercer County.

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


Total Population 977
Population in Households 977
Population in Familes 831
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,166
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 395
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 283
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 313 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $85,577
Average Home Value $104,728


Median Household Income $47,654
Average Household Income $64,233
Per Capita Income $24,809
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.04%
Households 0.25% -0.05%
Families 0.82% -0.07%
Median Household Income   -0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.

Viola, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Viola 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 # 718 48th
Population Density1 # 658 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 599 56th
Median Household Income # 860 37th
Per Capita Income # 783 43rd

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