Garden Prairie, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Garden Prairie, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Garden Prairie (historical) had a population of 353 as of July 1, 2017. Garden Prairie ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garden Prairie is located at latitude 42.2536 and longitude -88.7129 in Boone County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Garden Prairie (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Boone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 781 feet.

The Village of Garden Prairie (historical) (GNIS ID: 2675242) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Garden Prairie (historical) is located within Township of Bonus, a minor civil division (MCD) of Boone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Garden Prairie 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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Garden Prairie, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 353
Daytime Population: Workers 47
Daytime Population: Residents 188
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 235
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 353
Population in Familes 296
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 552
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $50,425
Average Household Income $67,344
Per Capita Income $25,670


Total Housing Units 141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $241,755


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 88
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 0.08% -0.28%
Households 0.0% -0.32%
Families 0.48% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

Garden Prairie, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garden Prairie 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 # 1040 24th
Population Density # 1047 24th
Diversity Index # 308 78th
Median Household Income # 819 40th
Per Capita Income # 785 43rd

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