West Frankfort, IL 62896 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 62896: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Frankfort, IL 62896

Acceptable Alternative
W Frankfort, IL 62896

Not Acceptable, USPS
Deering, IL 62896
Denning, IL 62896
Ezra, IL 62896
Plumfield, IL 62896
Stiritz, IL 62896

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 404
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,111
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 166
  • County: Franklin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.899, Longitude -88.922
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 62896 has segments in 2 Counties (Franklin, Williamson).

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West Frankfort, IL 62896 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,955
Population in Households 12,834
Population in Familes 10,158
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density1 205
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 5,405
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 3,492
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,046 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,752 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,653 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 641 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $68,624
Average Home Value $88,599


Median Household Income $35,743
Average Household Income $46,438
Per Capita Income $19,461
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.04%
Households 0.13% 0.0%
Families 0.01% -0.09%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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.

West Frankfort, IL 62896 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 62896 to the other 1,378 ZIP Codes 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 # 317 77th
Population Density1 # 505 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 745 46th
Median Household Income # 1303 6th
Per Capita Income # 1286 7th

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