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Dowell, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Dowell had a population of 400 as of July 1, 2017. Dowell ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Dowell is located at latitude 37.9396 and longitude -89.2395 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dowell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 400 feet.

The Village of Dowell (GNIS ID: 2398744) 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 Dowell is located within Township of Elk, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

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

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


Total Population 400
Daytime Population: Workers 18
Daytime Population: Residents 243
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 261
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 400
Population in Familes 325
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,025
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $37,736
Average Household Income $53,647
Per Capita Income $22,745


Total Housing Units 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $52,143
Average Home Value $116,007


Total Households 173
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 115
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 -0.27% -0.15%
Households -0.39% -0.23%
Families 0.37% -0.35%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

Dowell, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dowell 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 # 1004 27th
Population Density # 736 46th
Diversity Index # 1067 22nd
Median Household Income # 1257 8th
Per Capita Income # 1078 21st

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