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The Village of Brocton had a population of 330 as of July 1, 2018. Brocton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Brocton is located at latitude 39.7155 and longitude -87.9335 in Edgar County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Brocton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Edgar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Village of Brocton (GNIS ID: 2397464) 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 Brocton is located within Township of Embarrass, a minor civil division (MCD) of Edgar County.

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


Total Population 330
Population in Households 330
Population in Familes 271
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 571
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $46,101
Average Household Income $56,616
Per Capita Income $24,376


Total Housing Units 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $71,154
Average Home Value $84,524


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 94
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 0.3% -0.06%
Households 0.46% 0.15%
Families 0.26% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Brocton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brocton 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 # 1063 22nd
Population Density # 1034 24th
Diversity Index # 1279 7th
Median Household Income # 1012 26th
Per Capita Income # 1005 27th

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