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Brussels, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Brussels had a population of 133 as of July 1, 2017. Brussels ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Brussels is located at latitude 38.9485 and longitude -90.5891 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Brussels (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 525 feet.

The Village of Brussels (GNIS ID: 2397479) 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 Brussels is located within Point Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calhoun County.

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


Total Population 133
Daytime Population: Workers 113
Daytime Population: Residents 68
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 181
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 131
Population in Familes 111
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 238
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $72,804
Per Capita Income $31,503


Total Housing Units 71 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $195,349


Total Households 53
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 37
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 -0.8% -1.23%
Households -0.76% -1.16%
Families 1.17% -1.11%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   3.69%

Brussels, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brussels 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 # 1280 6th
Population Density # 1242 9th
Diversity Index # 1175 14th
Median Household Income # 848 38th
Per Capita Income # 347 75th

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