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Sims, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Sims had a population of 246 as of July 1, 2016. Sims 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 Sims is located at latitude 38.3615 and longitude -88.5353 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sims (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 410 feet.

The Village of Sims (GNIS ID: 2399825) 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 Sims is located within Township of Arrington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

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


Total Population 246
Population in Households 246
Population in Familes 212
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 205
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $58,333
Average Home Value $92,089


Median Household Income $37,652
Average Household Income $47,760
Per Capita Income $19,205
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.25%
Households -0.33% -0.21%
Families -0.65% -0.28%
Median Household Income   -0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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.

Sims, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sims 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 # 1149 16th
Population Density1 # 1275 7th
Diversity Index2 # 1343 2nd
Median Household Income # 1205 12th
Per Capita Income # 1262 8th

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