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Pearl City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Pearl City had a population of 833 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Pearl City is located at latitude 42.2662 and longitude -89.8272 in Stephenson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Pearl City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Stephenson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 833 feet.

The Village of Pearl City (GNIS ID: 2399641) 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 Pearl City is located within Township of Loran, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stephenson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pearl City 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 Pearl City: Yellow Creek.

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


Total Population 833
Population in Households 816
Population in Familes 715
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 1,304
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 326
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 248
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 341 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $134,122
Average Home Value $168,726


Median Household Income $55,206
Average Household Income $65,238
Per Capita Income $24,687
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.27%
Households 0.1% -0.18%
Families 0.33% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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.

Pearl City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pearl City 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 # 765 44th
Population Density1 # 580 58th
Diversity Index2 # 791 42nd
Median Household Income # 570 58th
Per Capita Income # 790 42nd

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