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Prophetstown, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Prophetstown had a population of 2,038 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Prophetstown, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,038
Daytime Population: Workers 1,048
Daytime Population: Residents 1,133
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,181
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 1,894
Population in Familes 1,479
Population in Group Qrtrs 144
Population Density2 1,486
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $48,818
Average Household Income $61,202
Per Capita Income $25,528


Total Housing Units 905 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 598 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 221 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $107,914
Average Home Value $133,194


Total Households 819
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 515
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.28% -0.35%
Households -0.2% -0.32%
Families 0.11% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

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, 2017 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 # 509 63rd
Population Density # 478 65th
Diversity Index # 798 42nd
Median Household Income # 884 35th
Per Capita Income # 801 42nd

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