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Coal City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Coal City had a population of 5,611 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Coal City is located at latitude 41.2784 and longitude -88.2792 in Grundy County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Coal City (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Grundy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 564 feet.

The Village of Coal City (GNIS ID: 2398586) 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 Coal City is located within Township of Braceville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grundy County.

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


Total Population 5,611
Daytime Population: Workers 1,799
Daytime Population: Residents 2,748
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,547
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 5,610
Population in Familes 4,679
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,069
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $69,392
Average Household Income $81,886
Per Capita Income $31,752


Total Housing Units 2,352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,537 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 640 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $176,345
Average Home Value $185,078


Total Households 2,177
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,507
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 0.06% 0.15%
Households 0.1% 0.19%
Families 0.02% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Coal City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coal 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 # 318 77th
Population Density # 714 48th
Diversity Index # 570 59th
Median Household Income # 272 80th
Per Capita Income # 331 76th

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