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Christopher, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Christopher had a population of 2,234 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Christopher is located at latitude 37.9709 and longitude -89.053 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Christopher (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 440 feet.

The City of Christopher (GNIS ID: 2393521) 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 Christopher is located within Township of Tyrone, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

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


Total Population 2,234
Daytime Population: Workers 625
Daytime Population: Residents 1,396
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,021
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 2,234
Population in Familes 1,725
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,412
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $37,961
Average Household Income $48,571
Per Capita Income $21,313


Total Housing Units 1,180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 676 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 321 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $58,221
Average Home Value $71,741


Total Households 996
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 613
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 -0.88% -0.64%
Households -0.93% -0.63%
Families -0.76% -0.83%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Christopher, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Christopher 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 # 488 64th
Population Density # 518 62nd
Diversity Index # 846 38th
Median Household Income # 1246 9th
Per Capita Income # 1194 13th

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