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Westervelt, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Westervelt Census Designated Place had a population of 123 as of July 1, 2015. Westervelt ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Westervelt is located at latitude 39.4791 and longitude -88.8612 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Westervelt Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

The Westervelt Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628563) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westervelt population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Westervelt, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 123
Population in Households 123
Population in Familes 105
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,437
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 48
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 55 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $138,095


Median Household Income $40,961
Average Household Income $55,670
Per Capita Income $22,950
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.76% -0.33%
Households -0.39% -0.42%
Families 1.13% -0.58%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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.

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Westervelt, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westervelt to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 1289 6th
Population Density1 # 520 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 1357 1st
Median Household Income # 1109 19th
Per Capita Income # 928 32nd

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