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Watseka, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Watseka had a population of 4,907 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Watseka is located at latitude 40.7748 and longitude -87.7293 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watseka population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watseka: South Middleport.

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Watseka, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,907
Daytime Population: Workers 4,151
Daytime Population: Residents 2,740
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,891
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 4,786
Population in Familes 3,618
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density2 1,594
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $37,527
Average Household Income $48,989
Per Capita Income $21,127


Total Housing Units 2,540 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,269 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 867 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 404 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $87,738
Average Home Value $103,723


Total Households 2,136
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,260
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 -0.94% -0.93%
Households -0.93% -0.93%
Families -0.76% -1.04%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 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 # 345 75th
Population Density # 420 69th
Diversity Index # 432 69th
Median Household Income # 1262 8th
Per Capita Income # 1212 11th

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