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Viola, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Viola had a population of 937 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 937
Daytime Population: Workers 293
Daytime Population: Residents 566
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 859
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 937
Population in Familes 796
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,118
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $48,297
Average Household Income $66,573
Per Capita Income $25,839


Total Housing Units 419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 299 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $87,662
Average Home Value $108,977


Total Households 379
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 270
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 -0.26% -0.41%
Households -0.36% -0.48%
Families 0.05% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

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, 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 # 730 47th
Population Density # 691 50th
Diversity Index # 573 58th
Median Household Income # 894 35th
Per Capita Income # 765 44th

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