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Westervelt, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Westervelt Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Shelby County at latitude 39.4791 and longitude -88.8612. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

The formal official name is the Westervelt Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Westervelt, Illinois.

The U5 Census Class Code for Westervelt indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Westervelt Census Designated Place, IL Boundary Map


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Westervelt, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 127
Population in Households 127
Population in Familes 109
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,484
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 49
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 36
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 55 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (80.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $133,721


Median Household Income $37,420
Average Household Income $41,764
Per Capita Income $18,094
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.18% -0.16%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 2.07% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.06%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 1290 6th
Population Density1 # 491 64th
Diversity Index2 # 1353 1st
Median Household Income # 1236 10th
Per Capita Income # 1273 7th

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