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Cerro Gordo, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Cerro Gordo had a population of 1,512 as of July 1, 2016. Cerro Gordo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Cerro Gordo is located at latitude 39.8896 and longitude -88.7347 in Piatt County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cerro Gordo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Piatt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 741 feet.

The Village of Cerro Gordo (GNIS ID: 2397594) 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 Cerro Gordo is located within Township of Cerro Gordo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Piatt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cerro Gordo 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 Cerro Gordo: Cerrogordo.

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Cerro Gordo, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,512
Population in Households 1,512
Population in Familes 1,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,965
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 597
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 430
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 456 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $86,808
Average Home Value $91,849


Median Household Income $53,652
Average Household Income $57,934
Per Capita Income $22,701
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.2% 0.82%
Households 1.23% 0.82%
Families 1.16% 0.73%
Median Household Income   -0.41%
Per Capita Income   0.96%
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.

Cerro Gordo, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cerro Gordo 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 # 586 57th
Population Density1 # 288 79th
Diversity Index2 # 1152 16th
Median Household Income # 632 54th
Per Capita Income # 988 28th

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