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Gays, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Gays is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Moultrie County at latitude 39.4582 and longitude -88.4963. Moultrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Gays, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gays, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gays indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Gays, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 267
Population in Households 267
Population in Familes 226
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 657
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 102
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $57,500
Average Home Value $58,333


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $58,074
Per Capita Income $23,871
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.2% -0.84%
Households -0.9% -1.0%
Families -1.82% -0.82%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 1127 18th
Population Density1 # 986 28th
Diversity Index2 # 1279 6th
Median Household Income # 798 42nd
Per Capita Income # 783 43rd

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