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The City of Abingdon had a population of 3,246 as of July 1, 2017. Abingdon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Abingdon is located at latitude 40.8038 and longitude -90.4009 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the City of Abingdon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Abingdon (GNIS ID: 2393876) 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 Abingdon is located within Township of Cedar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Knox County.

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


Total Population 3,246
Daytime Population: Workers 771
Daytime Population: Residents 1,809
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,580
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 3,187
Population in Familes 2,562
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 2,277
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $44,145
Average Household Income $50,872
Per Capita Income $20,596


Total Housing Units 1,402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 936 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 354 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $72,782
Average Home Value $84,135


Total Households 1,290
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 865
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 0.1% -0.27%
Households 0.12% -0.25%
Families -0.14% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Abingdon, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abingdon 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 # 425 69th
Population Density # 213 85th
Diversity Index # 647 53rd
Median Household Income # 1032 25th
Per Capita Income # 1241 9th

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