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Chillicothe, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Chillicothe is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Peoria County at latitude 40.916 and longitude -89.5026. Peoria County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 502 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Chillicothe 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 City of Chillicothe (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chillicothe: La Salle Prairie.

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


Total Population 6,066
Population in Households 6,040
Population in Familes 4,832
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 1,182
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 2,559
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,655
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,884 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 675 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $154,509


Median Household Income $53,449
Average Household Income $64,830
Per Capita Income $27,561
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.12% 0.08%
Households 0.07% 0.15%
Families 0.09% 0.02%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   3.12%
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.


Chillicothe, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chillicothe 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 # 303 78th
Population Density1 # 649 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 570 59th
Median Household Income # 621 55th
Per Capita Income # 452 67th

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