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Litchfield, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Litchfield had a population of 6,668 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 6,668
Daytime Population: Workers 5,319
Daytime Population: Residents 3,654
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,973
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 6,464
Population in Familes 4,990
Population in Group Qrtrs 204
Population Density2 773
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $37,627
Average Household Income $51,708
Per Capita Income $21,801


Total Housing Units 3,129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,870 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 901 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 358 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $86,064
Average Home Value $118,044


Total Households 2,771
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,712
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 -0.56% -0.75%
Households -0.42% -0.71%
Families -0.48% -0.82%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 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 # 293 79th
Population Density # 900 34th
Diversity Index # 777 44th
Median Household Income # 1260 8th
Per Capita Income # 1147 16th

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