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Sesser, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Sesser had a population of 2,046 as of July 1, 2017. Sesser ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sesser is located at latitude 38.0903 and longitude -89.0508 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sesser (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 479 feet.

The City of Sesser (GNIS ID: 2396576) 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 Sesser is located within Township of Goode, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

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


Total Population 2,046
Daytime Population: Workers 344
Daytime Population: Residents 1,226
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,570
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 2,046
Population in Familes 1,679
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,016
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $39,417
Average Household Income $51,698
Per Capita Income $21,705


Total Housing Units 934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 674 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $77,459
Average Home Value $104,222


Total Households 868
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 603
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 0.8% 0.29%
Households 0.84% 0.3%
Families 1.38% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Sesser, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sesser 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 # 506 63rd
Population Density # 271 80th
Diversity Index # 723 47th
Median Household Income # 1196 13th
Per Capita Income # 1156 16th

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