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Herscher, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Herscher had a population of 1,567 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Herscher is located at latitude 41.0491 and longitude -88.1006 in Kankakee County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Herscher (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kankakee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 659 feet.

The Village of Herscher (GNIS ID: 2398494) 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 Herscher is located within Township of Pilot, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kankakee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Herscher 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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Herscher, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,567
Daytime Population: Workers 714
Daytime Population: Residents 800
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,514
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 1,567
Population in Familes 1,332
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 879
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $69,739
Average Household Income $83,535
Per Capita Income $32,357


Total Housing Units 648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 462 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $149,310
Average Home Value $163,739


Total Households 604
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 425
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 -0.21% -0.39%
Households 0.02% -0.3%
Families 0.07% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Herscher, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Herscher 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 # 571 58th
Population Density # 833 39th
Diversity Index # 899 34th
Median Household Income # 269 80th
Per Capita Income # 308 78th

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