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Litchfield, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Litchfield had a population of 6,893 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Litchfield is located at latitude 39.1755 and longitude -89.6614 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Litchfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.62 sq. miles and a water area of 1.99 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 689 feet.

The City of Litchfield (GNIS ID: 2395731) 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 City of Litchfield is located within Township of North Litchfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

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


Total Population 6,893
Population in Households 6,654
Population in Familes 5,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 239
Population Density1 799
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,855
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,767
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,937 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 917 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 329 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $85,333
Average Home Value $115,390


Median Household Income $35,483
Average Household Income $49,455
Per Capita Income $20,834
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.34%
Households -0.01% -0.27%
Families -0.05% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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.

Litchfield, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Litchfield 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 # 289 79th
Population Density1 # 892 35th
Diversity Index2 # 771 44th
Median Household Income # 1272 7th
Per Capita Income # 1160 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.