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Malta, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Malta had a population of 1,193 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Malta, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,193
Daytime Population: Workers 201
Daytime Population: Residents 629
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 830
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 1,193
Population in Familes 992
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,071
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $62,356
Average Household Income $79,634
Per Capita Income $30,092


Total Housing Units 461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 319 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $170,066
Average Home Value $223,589


Total Households 434
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 307
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 0.34% 1.54%
Households 0.35% 1.56%
Families 0.18% 1.39%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

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, 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 # 657 52nd
Population Density # 256 81st
Diversity Index # 518 62nd
Median Household Income # 376 73rd
Per Capita Income # 432 68th

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