Monroe Center, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Monroe Center, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Monroe Center had a population of 485 as of July 1, 2016. Monroe Center 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 Monroe Center is located at latitude 42.1001 and longitude -88.9947 in Ogle County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Monroe Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ogle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 853 feet.

The Village of Monroe Center (GNIS ID: 2399384) 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 Monroe Center is located within Township of Monroe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ogle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monroe Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Monroe Center: Monroe, Monroe Centre.

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Monroe Center, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 485
Population in Households 485
Population in Familes 426
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 402
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147 (76.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $185,000
Average Home Value $222,804


Median Household Income $75,516
Average Household Income $78,057
Per Capita Income $29,509
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% -0.04%
Households 0.63% 0.0%
Families 0.46% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

Monroe Center, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe Center 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 # 948 31st
Population Density1 # 1141 17th
Diversity Index2 # 679 50th
Median Household Income # 189 86th
Per Capita Income # 390 72nd

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