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Princeton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Princeton had a population of 7,427 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Princeton is located at latitude 41.3681 and longitude -89.4648 in Bureau County. The formal boundaries for the City of Princeton encompass a land area of 7.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bureau County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 718 feet.

The City of Princeton (GNIS ID: 2396278) 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 Princeton is located within Township of Princeton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bureau County.

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Princeton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,427
Population in Households 7,199
Population in Familes 5,487
Population in Group Qrtrs 228
Population Density2 991
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $50,406
Average Household Income $66,795
Per Capita Income $29,987


Total Housing Units 3,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,330 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 976 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 347 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $129,271
Average Home Value $141,026


Total Households 3,306
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,947
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.37% -0.51%
Households -0.34% -0.48%
Families -0.42% -0.63%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

Princeton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Princeton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 277 80th
Population Density # 749 45th
Diversity Index # 582 57th
Median Household Income # 872 36th
Per Capita Income # 501 63rd

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