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Alpha, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Alpha had a population of 585 as of July 1, 2019. Alpha 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 Alpha is located at latitude 41.1917 and longitude -90.3801 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Alpha encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 804 feet.

The Village of Alpha (GNIS ID: 2397943) 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 Alpha is located within Township of Oxford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.


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Alpha, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Alpha, IL Housing Affordability Index is 255
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Alpha, IL Wealth Index is 68
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 585
Population in Households 585
Population in Families 470
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,894
Diversity Index1 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,632
Average Household Income $66,836
Per Capita Income $29,001
Wealth Index3 68

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $105,357
Housing Affordability Index2 255
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 259
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.06% -0.17%
Households 0.08% -0.15%
Families 0.26% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Alpha, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alpha to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 879 36th
Population Density # 297 78th
Diversity Index # 803 42nd
Median Household Income # 771 44th
Per Capita Income # 696 49th

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