Gays, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Gays, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Gays had a population of 255 as of July 1, 2015. Gays ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gays is located at latitude 39.4582 and longitude -88.4963 in Moultrie County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Gays (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Moultrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The Village of Gays (GNIS ID: 2398948) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gays population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gays: Summit Station, Whitley Point.

Village of Gays, IL Boundary Map

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Gays, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 255
Population in Households 255
Population in Familes 216
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 627
Diversity Index2 5
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $57,051
Average Home Value $57,716
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,090
Average Household Income $57,772
Per Capita Income $23,646
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.83% -1.12%
Households -1.68% -1.05%
Families -2.25% -1.15%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.

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Gays, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gays to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 1133 17th
Population Density1 # 1005 27th
Diversity Index2 # 1187 13th
Median Household Income # 939 31st
Per Capita Income # 843 38th

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