Carlinville, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Carlinville, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Carlinville had a population of 5,666 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Carlinville is located at latitude 39.2783 and longitude -89.8766 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carlinville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 627 feet.

The City of Carlinville (GNIS ID: 2393743) 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 Carlinville is located within Township of Carlinville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin County.

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


Total Population 5,666
Population in Households 5,380
Population in Familes 4,077
Population in Group Qrtrs 286
Population Density2 1,729
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $50,814
Average Household Income $65,757
Per Capita Income $30,599


Total Housing Units 2,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,502 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 839 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 278 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $91,141
Average Home Value $110,020


Total Households 2,341
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,379
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.52% -0.55%
Households -0.46% -0.55%
Families -0.46% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Carlinville, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carlinville 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 # 317 77th
Population Density # 367 73rd
Diversity Index # 792 42nd
Median Household Income # 850 38th
Per Capita Income # 467 66th

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