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Ramsey, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ramsey had a population of 965 as of July 1, 2017. Ramsey ranks in the lower 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 Ramsey is located at latitude 39.1442 and longitude -89.1105 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ramsey (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 614 feet.

The Village of Ramsey (GNIS ID: 2399038) 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 Ramsey is located within Township of Ramsey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

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


Total Population 965
Daytime Population: Workers 425
Daytime Population: Residents 522
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 947
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 965
Population in Familes 793
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 955
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $37,790
Average Household Income $50,457
Per Capita Income $20,182


Total Housing Units 449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 305 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $82,143
Average Home Value $108,882


Total Households 385
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 264
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 -0.99% -0.69%
Households -0.93% -0.58%
Families 0.1% -0.69%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Ramsey, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ramsey 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 # 724 47th
Population Density # 779 43rd
Diversity Index # 1156 16th
Median Household Income # 1254 8th
Per Capita Income # 1258 8th

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