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The Chestnut Census Designated Place had a population of 245 as of July 1, 2018. Chestnut 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 Chestnut is located at latitude 40.0538 and longitude -89.1866 in Logan County. The formal boundaries for the Chestnut Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Logan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 617 feet.

The Chestnut Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628546) 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 Chestnut Census Designated Place is located within Township of Aetna, a minor civil division (MCD) of Logan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chestnut population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 245
Population in Households 245
Population in Familes 215
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,233
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $61,197
Average Household Income $76,348
Per Capita Income $30,304


Total Housing Units 110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $128,571
Average Home Value $171,154


Total Households 100
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 77
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 -0.05% -0.08%
Households 0.12% 0.2%
Families 0.82% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.49%
Per Capita Income   4.21%

Chestnut, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chestnut 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 # 1142 16th
Population Density # 222 84th
Diversity Index # 794 42nd
Median Household Income # 465 66th
Per Capita Income # 484 65th

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