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Golconda, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Golconda is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pope County at latitude 37.3621 and longitude -88.4867. Pope County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 354 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Golconda 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 Golconda (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Golconda: Sarahsville.

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


Total Population 658
Population in Households 633
Population in Familes 460
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1,340
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 316
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 197 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $143,269
Average Home Value $460,641


Median Household Income $31,057
Average Household Income $40,961
Per Capita Income $19,339
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.35% -0.31%
Households -0.07% -0.19%
Families 2.86% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
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, 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 # 839 39th
Population Density1 # 573 58th
Diversity Index2 # 813 41st
Median Household Income # 1341 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1215 11th

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