Harristown, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Harristown had a population of 1,313 as of July 1, 2018. Harristown 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 Harristown is located at latitude 39.843 and longitude -89.0615 in Macon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Harristown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 689 feet.

The Village of Harristown (GNIS ID: 2398254) 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 Harristown is located within Township of Harristown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harristown 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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Harristown, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,313
Population in Households 1,312
Population in Familes 1,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 711
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $55,005
Average Household Income $69,075
Per Capita Income $27,757


Total Housing Units 565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 464 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $92,512
Average Home Value $109,503


Total Households 529
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 404
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 -0.49% -0.85%
Households -0.27% -0.69%
Families -0.5% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Harristown, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harristown 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 # 621 55th
Population Density # 936 32nd
Diversity Index # 1213 12th
Median Household Income # 680 50th
Per Capita Income # 675 51st

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