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Arcola, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Arcola had a population of 3,072 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,072
Daytime Population: Workers 2,127
Daytime Population: Residents 1,385
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,512
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 3,013
Population in Familes 2,574
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 1,539
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $52,091
Average Household Income $65,648
Per Capita Income $24,078


Total Housing Units 1,205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 797 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $96,909
Average Home Value $118,601


Total Households 1,103
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 782
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 0.72% 0.55%
Households 0.62% 0.48%
Families 0.43% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

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, 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 # 435 68th
Population Density # 450 67th
Diversity Index # 88 94th
Median Household Income # 737 46th
Per Capita Income # 954 30th

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