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Sandwich, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Sandwich had a population of 7,396 as of July 1, 2019. Sandwich ranks in the upper 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 Sandwich is located at latitude 41.6459 and longitude -88.6217 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sandwich encompass a land area of 4.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 666 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Sandwich are located in DeKalb County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Kendall County.

The City of Sandwich (GNIS ID: 2396534) 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 Sandwich is located within Township of Sandwich, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb County.


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Sandwich, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sandwich, IL Housing Affordability Index is 163
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Sandwich, IL Wealth Index is 89
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 7,396 (100%)
Population in Households 7,258 (98.1%)
Population in Families 6,038 (81.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 138 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 1,562
Diversity Index2 41
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $70,413
Average Household Income $85,085
Per Capita Income $31,320
Wealth Index4 89

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,824 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 885 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 215 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $181,774
Housing Affordability Index3 163
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,709
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 1,874
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.05% -0.41%
Households 0.01% -0.38%
Families -0.12% -0.51%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Sandwich, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandwich to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 274 80th
Population Density # 424 69th
Diversity Index # 250 82nd
Median Household Income # 369 73rd
Per Capita Income # 536 61st

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