Ferris, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ferris, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Ferris had a population of 146 as of July 1, 2017. Ferris ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Ferris is located at latitude 40.4695 and longitude -91.1683 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ferris (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

The Village of Ferris (GNIS ID: 2398872) 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 Ferris is located within Township of Rock Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

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


Total Population 146
Daytime Population: Workers 35
Daytime Population: Residents 78
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 113
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 146
Population in Familes 126
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 74
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $54,328
Average Household Income $74,985
Per Capita Income $30,639


Total Housing Units 76 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $98,333
Average Home Value $143,878


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 44
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 -0.91% -0.98%
Households -0.65% -0.99%
Families 0.0% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   4.28%

Ferris, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ferris 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 # 1266 8th
Population Density # 1361 1st
Diversity Index # 1121 18th
Median Household Income # 648 53rd
Per Capita Income # 389 72nd

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