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Southern View, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Southern View had a population of 1,618 as of July 1, 2016. Southern View 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 Southern View is located at latitude 39.756 and longitude -89.6511 in Sangamon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Southern View (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sangamon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Village of Southern View (GNIS ID: 2399864) 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 Southern View is located within Township of Woodside, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sangamon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Southern View 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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Southern View, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,618
Population in Households 1,535
Population in Familes 1,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density1 3,105
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 739
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 379
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 803 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 486 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 253 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $82,771
Average Home Value $92,320


Median Household Income $43,057
Average Household Income $49,627
Per Capita Income $24,950
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.22%
Households -0.34% -0.22%
Families -0.86% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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.

Southern View, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southern View 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 # 565 59th
Population Density1 # 135 90th
Diversity Index2 # 477 65th
Median Household Income # 1021 25th
Per Capita Income # 764 44th

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