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Lerna, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Lerna had a population of 262 as of July 1, 2019. Lerna 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 Lerna is located at latitude 39.4184 and longitude -88.2887 in Coles County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lerna encompass a land area of 0.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Coles County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The Village of Lerna (GNIS ID: 2398424) 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 Lerna is located within Township of Pleasant Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Coles County.


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Lerna, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Lerna, IL Housing Affordability Index is 221
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Lerna, IL Wealth Index is 196
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 262
Population in Households 261
Population in Familes 222
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density 2,241
Diversity Index1 7
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $80,294
Average Household Income $111,944
Per Capita Income $45,891
Wealth Index3 196

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Housing Affordability Index2 221
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 102
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.94% -0.93%
Households -1.01% -0.8%
Families -1.38% -0.84%
Median Household Income   3.47%
Per Capita Income   3.92%

Lerna, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lerna to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1123 18th
Population Density # 215 84th
Diversity Index # 1074 21st
Median Household Income # 206 85th
Per Capita Income # 110 92nd

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