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Prophetstown, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Prophetstown had a population of 2,021 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Prophetstown is located at latitude 41.6703 and longitude -89.9352 in Whiteside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prophetstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Whiteside County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 623 feet.

The City of Prophetstown (GNIS ID: 2396287) 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 City of Prophetstown is located within Township of Prophetstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Whiteside County.

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


Total Population 2,021
Population in Households 1,877
Population in Familes 1,466
Population in Group Qrtrs 144
Population Density1 1,474
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 811
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 511
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 903 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 595 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $104,927
Average Home Value $127,437


Median Household Income $48,742
Average Household Income $59,491
Per Capita Income $24,866
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.46% -0.53%
Households -0.39% -0.5%
Families 0.0% -0.59%
Median Household Income   -0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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.

Prophetstown, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prophetstown 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 # 511 63rd
Population Density1 # 487 64th
Diversity Index2 # 799 41st
Median Household Income # 827 40th
Per Capita Income # 777 43rd

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