Sherrard, IL 61281 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 61281: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sherrard, IL 61281

Not Acceptable, USPS
Boden, IL 61281
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 38
  • Single Family Addresses: 853
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Mercer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.312, Longitude -90.494
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Sherrard, IL 61281 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,543
Daytime Population: Workers 256
Daytime Population: Residents 1,139
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,395
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 2,543
Population in Familes 2,233
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 75
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $70,894
Average Household Income $86,701
Per Capita Income $34,026


Total Housing Units 1,107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 886 (80.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $128,827
Average Home Value $165,576


Total Households 998
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 774
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 -0.22% -0.49%
Households -0.19% -0.51%
Families -0.28% -0.58%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Sherrard, IL 61281 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 61281 to the other 1,377 ZIP Codes 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 # 625 55th
Population Density # 651 53rd
Diversity Index # 756 45th
Median Household Income # 260 81st
Per Capita Income # 261 81st

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