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Golconda, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Golconda had a population of 659 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Golconda is located at latitude 37.3621 and longitude -88.4867 in Pope County. The formal boundaries for the City of Golconda (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pope County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 354 feet.

The City of Golconda (GNIS ID: 2394922) 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 City of Golconda is located within Golconda Number 3 Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pope County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Golconda population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Golconda: Sarahsville.

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Golconda, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 659
Population in Households 634
Population in Familes 461
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1,342
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 316
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 406 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $124,138
Average Home Value $389,286


Median Household Income $28,502
Average Household Income $45,105
Per Capita Income $21,274
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.37%
Households -0.06% -0.25%
Families 2.31% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.85%
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.


Golconda, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golconda to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 839 39th
Population Density1 # 565 59th
Diversity Index2 # 842 38th
Median Household Income # 1350 1st
Per Capita Income # 1085 21st

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