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Tower Hill, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Tower Hill had a population of 591 as of July 1, 2016. Tower Hill ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tower Hill is located at latitude 39.3868 and longitude -88.9593 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Tower Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Village of Tower Hill (GNIS ID: 2399998) 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 Tower Hill is located within Township of Tower Hill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tower Hill: Towerhill.

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


Total Population 591
Population in Households 591
Population in Familes 498
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 588
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 163
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $59,274
Average Home Value $70,562


Median Household Income $43,453
Average Household Income $48,100
Per Capita Income $18,488
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.34%
Households -0.63% -0.27%
Families -0.76% -0.5%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Tower Hill, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tower Hill 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 # 879 36th
Population Density1 # 1025 25th
Diversity Index2 # 1072 22nd
Median Household Income # 1006 27th
Per Capita Income # 1292 6th

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