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West Point, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of West Point had a population of 175 as of July 1, 2017. West Point ranks in the lower quartile for 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 West Point is located at latitude 40.2556 and longitude -91.1833 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the Village of West Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Village of West Point (GNIS ID: 2400141) 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 West Point is located within Township of Saint Albans, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Point 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 West Point: Westpoint.

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West Point, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 175
Daytime Population: Workers 1
Daytime Population: Residents 85
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 86
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 175
Population in Familes 147
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,042
Diversity Index3 1


Median Household Income $48,417
Average Household Income $55,548
Per Capita Income $23,016


Total Housing Units 73 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $63,333
Average Home Value $118,000


Total Households 64
Average Household Size 2.73
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 -0.23% -0.58%
Households 0.0% -0.63%
Families 0.64% -0.93%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

West Point, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Point 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 # 1230 10th
Population Density # 730 47th
Diversity Index # 1365 0th
Median Household Income # 891 35th
Per Capita Income # 1058 23rd

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