Watseka, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Watseka, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Watseka had a population of 4,830 as of July 1, 2018.

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 (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 4,830
Population in Households 4,710
Population in Familes 3,576
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density2 1,569
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $37,356
Average Household Income $50,204
Per Capita Income $21,758


Total Housing Units 2,509 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,311 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 802 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 396 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $86,760
Average Home Value $103,144


Total Households 2,113
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,243
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.02% -1.03%
Households -0.94% -0.97%
Families -0.83% -1.12%
Median Household Income   0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.17%

Watseka, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watseka 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 # 346 75th
Population Density # 429 69th
Diversity Index # 435 68th
Median Household Income # 1281 6th
Per Capita Income # 1195 13th

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