Stonington, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Stonington, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Stonington had a population of 948 as of July 1, 2020. Stonington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Stonington is located at latitude 39.64 and longitude -89.1929 in Christian County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Stonington encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Christian County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Village of Stonington (GNIS ID: 2399910) 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 Stonington is located within Township of Stonington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Christian County.


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


Total Population 948 (100%)
Population in Households 948 (100.0%)
Population in Families 801 (84.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,073
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $58,764
Average Household Income $70,744
% of Income for Mortgage4 6%
Per Capita Income $28,380
Wealth Index5 66


Total HU (Housing Units) 425 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 311 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $84,848
Average Home Value $104,194
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 383
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 276
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 0.17% -0.32%
Households 0.31% -0.16%
Families 0.14% -0.29%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.13%


Stonington, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stonington 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 # 717 48th
Population Density # 251 82nd
Median Household Income # 631 54th
Housing Affordability Index # 1280 93rd
Per Capita Income # 765 44th
Diversity Index # 1079 21st

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