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Watseka, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Watseka had a population of 4,718 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Watseka is located at latitude 40.7761 and longitude -87.7364 in Iroquois County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watseka encompass a land area of 3.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Iroquois County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Watseka (GNIS ID: 2397217) 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 Watseka is located within Township of Middleport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Iroquois County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watseka: South Middleport.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Watseka, IL Housing Affordability Index is 201
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

Watseka, IL Wealth Index is 48
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 4,718 (100%)
Population in Households 4,597 (97.4%)
Population in Families 3,469 (73.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 121 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 1,528
Diversity Index2 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,077
Average Household Income $50,544
Per Capita Income $21,828
Wealth Index4 48

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,281 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 790 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $82,890
Housing Affordability Index3 201
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,071
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,217
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 -1.16% -1.18%
Households -1.06% -1.12%
Families -0.97% -1.28%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Watseka, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watseka 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 # 349 75th
Population Density # 437 68th
Diversity Index # 428 69th
Median Household Income # 1284 6th
Per Capita Income # 1231 10th

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