Kewanee, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kewanee, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Kewanee had a population of 12,670 as of July 1, 2018. Kewanee ranks in the upper 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 Kewanee is located at latitude 41.2391 and longitude -89.9257 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kewanee (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 850 feet.

The City of Kewanee (GNIS ID: 2395523) 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 City of Kewanee is located within Township of Kewanee, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kewanee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Kewanee, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,670
Population in Households 12,262
Population in Familes 9,543
Population in Group Qrtrs 408
Population Density2 1,887
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $36,542
Average Household Income $55,022
Per Capita Income $23,451


Total Housing Units 5,887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,549 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,546 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 792 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $72,894
Average Home Value $108,437


Total Households 5,095
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,122
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% -0.29%
Households -0.22% -0.25%
Families -0.36% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Kewanee, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kewanee to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 192 86th
Population Density # 307 78th
Diversity Index # 227 84th
Median Household Income # 1299 5th
Per Capita Income # 1072 22nd

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