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Waterman, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Waterman had a population of 1,464 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Waterman is located at latitude 41.7656 and longitude -88.7629 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Waterman (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 827 feet.

The Village of Waterman (GNIS ID: 2400104) 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 Waterman is located within Township of Clinton, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb County.

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


Total Population 1,464
Daytime Population: Workers 389
Daytime Population: Residents 688
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,077
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 1,464
Population in Familes 1,246
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 994
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $63,514
Average Household Income $80,556
Per Capita Income $30,124


Total Housing Units 599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 376 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $177,151
Average Home Value $217,467


Total Households 539
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 398
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 -0.39% -0.21%
Households -0.38% -0.11%
Families -0.17% -0.3%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Waterman, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterman 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 # 591 57th
Population Density # 755 45th
Diversity Index # 444 68th
Median Household Income # 345 75th
Per Capita Income # 429 69th

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