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Malta, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Malta had a population of 1,168 as of July 1, 2018. Malta ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Malta is located at latitude 41.9295 and longitude -88.8713 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Malta (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 909 feet.

The Village of Malta (GNIS ID: 2399234) 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 Malta is located within Township of Malta, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb County.

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

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


Total Population 1,168
Population in Households 1,168
Population in Familes 978
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,028
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $70,265
Average Household Income $82,663
Per Capita Income $31,463


Total Housing Units 460 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 310 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $178,125
Average Home Value $235,403


Total Households 428
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 304
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 0.04% 1.46%
Households 0.14% 1.58%
Families 0.04% 1.47%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Malta, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Malta 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 # 663 52nd
Population Density # 267 81st
Diversity Index # 507 63rd
Median Household Income # 287 79th
Per Capita Income # 425 69th

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