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Arcola, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Arcola had a population of 3,034 as of July 1, 2018. Arcola ranks in the upper 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 Arcola is located at latitude 39.6836 and longitude -88.3008 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arcola (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 676 feet.

The City of Arcola (GNIS ID: 2393978) 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 City of Arcola is located within Township of Arcola, a minor civil division (MCD) of Douglas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arcola 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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Arcola, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,034
Population in Households 2,975
Population in Familes 2,548
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 1,520
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $52,117
Average Household Income $66,916
Per Capita Income $24,581


Total Housing Units 1,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 767 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $96,278
Average Home Value $119,133


Total Households 1,093
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 774
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 0.48% 0.01%
Households 0.43% -0.02%
Families 0.25% -0.1%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Arcola, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arcola 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 # 433 68th
Population Density # 453 67th
Diversity Index # 91 93rd
Median Household Income # 795 42nd
Per Capita Income # 981 28th

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