Gilson, IL Profile: Facts & Data

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Gilson, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Gilson Census Designated Place had a population of 185 as of July 1, 2018. Gilson 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 Gilson is located at latitude 40.863 and longitude -90.1998 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the Gilson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 679 feet.

The Gilson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628550) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Gilson Census Designated Place is located within Township of Haw Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Knox County.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 185
Population in Households 185
Population in Familes 159
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 794
Diversity Index3 7
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $57,263
Per Capita Income $22,596

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 76 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $168,750
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 55
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.32% -0.66%
Households -0.16% -0.84%
Families 0.68% -0.74%
Median Household Income   4.82%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Gilson, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilson 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 # 1218 11th
Population Density # 886 35th
Diversity Index # 1068 22nd
Median Household Income # 889 35th
Per Capita Income # 1140 17th

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