Dowell, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Dowell, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Dowell had a population of 396 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 396
Population in Households 396
Population in Familes 324
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,015
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $38,852
Average Household Income $54,923
Per Capita Income $23,384


Total Housing Units 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $55,978
Average Home Value $108,813


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 114
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 -0.36% -0.2%
Households -0.41% -0.23%
Families 0.21% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

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, 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 # 1008 26th
Population Density # 733 46th
Diversity Index # 1029 25th
Median Household Income # 1236 10th
Per Capita Income # 1077 21st

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