Oblong, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Oblong, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Oblong had a population of 1,400 as of July 1, 2018. Oblong ranks in 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 Oblong is located at latitude 39.002 and longitude -87.9089 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Oblong (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 512 feet.

The Village of Oblong (GNIS ID: 2399553) 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 Oblong is located within Township of Oblong, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crawford County.

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


Total Population 1,400
Population in Households 1,339
Population in Familes 1,088
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 1,262
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $44,329
Average Household Income $63,136
Per Capita Income $26,185


Total Housing Units 693 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 498 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $78,456
Average Home Value $123,592


Total Households 606
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 398
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.56% -0.49%
Households -0.47% -0.43%
Families 0.18% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Oblong, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oblong 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 # 602 56th
Population Density # 592 57th
Diversity Index # 1082 21st
Median Household Income # 1076 21st
Per Capita Income # 813 41st

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