Pawnee, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pawnee, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Pawnee had a population of 2,835 as of July 1, 2016. Pawnee ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pawnee is located at latitude 39.5936 and longitude -89.5825 in Sangamon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Pawnee (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sangamon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Village of Pawnee (GNIS ID: 2399635) 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 Pawnee is located within Township of Pawnee, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sangamon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pawnee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 2,835
Population in Households 2,835
Population in Familes 2,367
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,249
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,107
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 791
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,172 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 863 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $100,427
Average Home Value $114,455


Median Household Income $55,505
Average Household Income $69,420
Per Capita Income $27,161
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.38%
Households 0.61% 0.41%
Families 0.6% 0.28%
Median Household Income   -0.2%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
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.

Pawnee, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pawnee 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 # 449 67th
Population Density1 # 222 84th
Diversity Index2 # 714 48th
Median Household Income # 556 59th
Per Capita Income # 547 60th

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