Machesney Park, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Machesney Park, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Machesney Park had a population of 23,734 as of July 1, 2016. Machesney Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Machesney Park is located at latitude 42.3677 and longitude -89.0245 in Winnebago County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Machesney Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Winnebago County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 741 feet.

The Village of Machesney Park (GNIS ID: 2399215) 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 Machesney Park is located within Township of Harlem, a minor civil division (MCD) of Winnebago County.

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


Total Population 23,734
Population in Households 23,647
Population in Familes 19,790
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density1 1,871
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 9,006
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 6,559
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,153 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,853 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 559 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $117,123
Average Home Value $128,456


Median Household Income $54,396
Average Household Income $64,745
Per Capita Income $24,713
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% -0.13%
Households 0.2% -0.07%
Families 0.12% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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.

Machesney Park, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Machesney Park 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 # 104 92nd
Population Density1 # 317 77th
Diversity Index2 # 391 71st
Median Household Income # 602 56th
Per Capita Income # 788 42nd

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