Edwards County IL Information


Edwards County Subdivisions

Edwards County IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,458
Population in Households 6,406
Population in Familes 5,271
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 29
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $42,688
Average Household Income $58,411
Per Capita Income $24,825


Total Housing Units 3,145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,334 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 403 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 408 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $77,939
Average Home Value $113,882


Total Households 2,737
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,830
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% -0.69%
Households -0.45% -0.67%
Families -0.62% -0.77%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.8%


Edwards County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Edwards County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents 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 # 94 9th
Population Density # 79 24th
Diversity Index # 91 12th
Median Household Income # 93 10th
Per Capita Income # 74 28th

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