Richland County IL Information


Richland County Subdivisions

Richland County IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,203
Population in Households 15,839
Population in Familes 12,667
Population in Group Qrtrs 364
Population Density1 45
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 6,710
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 4,383
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,749 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,961 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 840 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $90,655
Average Home Value $125,495


Median Household Income $41,525
Average Household Income $58,282
Per Capita Income $24,330
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.03%
Households -0.04% -0.04%
Families -0.2% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.


Richland County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richland County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents 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 # 72 30th
Population Density1 # 55 47th
Diversity Index2 # 73 28th
Median Household Income # 84 19th
Per Capita Income # 62 40th

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