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The Village of Leaf River had a population of 398 as of July 1, 2016. Leaf River ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Leaf River is located at latitude 42.1236 and longitude -89.4041 in Ogle County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Leaf River (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ogle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 725 feet.

The Village of Leaf River (GNIS ID: 2398406) 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 Leaf River is located within Township of Leaf River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ogle County.

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


Total Population 398
Population in Households 398
Population in Familes 322
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 478
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 176
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 115
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $135,417
Average Home Value $176,471


Median Household Income $48,521
Average Household Income $55,697
Per Capita Income $24,595
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.7% -1.24%
Households -1.46% -1.16%
Families -0.28% -1.43%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
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.

Leaf River, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leaf River 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 # 1011 26th
Population Density1 # 1097 20th
Diversity Index2 # 766 44th
Median Household Income # 837 39th
Per Capita Income # 800 42nd

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