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Phoenix, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Phoenix had a population of 1,917 as of July 1, 2017. Phoenix ranks in the upper 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 Phoenix is located at latitude 41.6118 and longitude -87.6309 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Phoenix (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 600 feet.

The Village of Phoenix (GNIS ID: 2399667) 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 Phoenix is located within Township of Thornton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

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


Total Population 1,917
Daytime Population: Workers 387
Daytime Population: Residents 1,202
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,589
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 1,917
Population in Familes 1,614
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,135
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $34,653
Average Household Income $51,915
Per Capita Income $17,947


Total Housing Units 818 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 434 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 275 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $102,252


Total Households 709
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 510
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 -0.33% -0.25%
Households -0.35% -0.26%
Families 0.55% -0.36%
Median Household Income   -0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

Phoenix, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Phoenix 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 # 522 62nd
Population Density # 81 94th
Diversity Index # 283 79th
Median Household Income # 1320 4th
Per Capita Income # 1320 4th

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