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The City of Gibson City had a population of 3,410 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Gibson City is located at latitude 40.4668 and longitude -88.3792 in Ford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gibson City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Ford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Gibson City (GNIS ID: 2394891) 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 Gibson City is located within Township of Drummer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gibson City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gibson City: Gibson.

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


Total Population 3,410
Daytime Population: Workers 2,525
Daytime Population: Residents 1,951
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,476
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 3,330
Population in Familes 2,579
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 1,463
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $49,778
Average Household Income $63,492
Per Capita Income $27,988


Total Housing Units 1,614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 948 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 517 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $90,503
Average Home Value $104,378


Total Households 1,465
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 882
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 -0.02% -0.2%
Households -0.07% -0.23%
Families -0.17% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Gibson City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gibson City 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 # 413 70th
Population Density # 487 64th
Diversity Index # 690 49th
Median Household Income # 859 37th
Per Capita Income # 574 58th

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