Breese, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Breese, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Breese had a population of 4,566 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Breese is located at latitude 38.6138 and longitude -89.5237 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Breese (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 453 feet.

The City of Breese (GNIS ID: 2393409) 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 Breese is located within Township of Breese, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Breese population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Breese: Shoal Creek.

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


Total Population 4,566
Population in Households 4,494
Population in Familes 3,670
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density1 1,711
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $63,089
Average Household Income $79,142
Per Capita Income $32,508


Total Housing Units 1,967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,508 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 363 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $136,602
Average Home Value $158,874


Total Households 1,871
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,239
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.33% 0.34%
Households 0.54% 0.46%
Families 0.67% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Breese, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Breese 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 # 352 74th
Population Density # 375 73rd
Diversity Index # 824 40th
Median Household Income # 409 70th
Per Capita Income # 353 74th

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