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Oquawka, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Oquawka had a population of 1,276 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Oquawka is located at latitude 40.9375 and longitude -90.9495 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Oquawka (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 551 feet.

The Village of Oquawka (GNIS ID: 2399579) 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 Oquawka is located within Township of Oquawka, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

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


Total Population 1,276
Daytime Population: Workers 300
Daytime Population: Residents 658
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 958
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 1,276
Population in Familes 978
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 869
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $40,031
Average Household Income $51,915
Per Capita Income $24,319


Total Housing Units 718 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 456 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 136 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $65,644
Average Home Value $95,504


Total Households 592
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 357
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 -0.99% -0.7%
Households -0.79% -0.58%
Families -0.79% -0.74%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Oquawka, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oquawka 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 # 636 54th
Population Density # 839 39th
Diversity Index # 912 33rd
Median Household Income # 1177 14th
Per Capita Income # 923 33rd

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