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Savanna, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Savanna had a population of 2,782 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Savanna is located at latitude 42.0945 and longitude -90.1568 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the City of Savanna encompass a land area of 2.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 597 feet.

The City of Savanna (GNIS ID: 2396544) 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 Savanna is located within Township of Savanna, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.


Savanna, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,782 (100%)
Population in Households 2,724 (97.9%)
Population in Families 1,927 (69.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 58 ( 2.1%)
Population Density 1,063
Diversity Index2 31


Median Household Income $38,476
Average Household Income $52,385
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $23,910
Wealth Index5 46


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 852 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 413 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 332 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $84,020
Average Home Value $140,123
Housing Affordability Index3 249


Total Households 1,266
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 674
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.93% -1.1%
Households -0.88% -1.07%
Families -1.04% -1.25%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.93%


Savanna, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Savanna to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 447 67th
Population Density # 692 50th
Median Household Income # 1294 6th
Housing Affordability Index # 792 58th
Per Capita Income # 1141 17th
Diversity Index # 369 73rd

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