East Gillespie, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Gillespie, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of East Gillespie had a population of 262 as of July 1, 2017. East Gillespie 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 East Gillespie is located at latitude 39.1378 and longitude -89.8127 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the Village of East Gillespie (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Village of East Gillespie (GNIS ID: 2398776) 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 East Gillespie is located within Township of Gillespie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin County.

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


Total Population 262
Daytime Population: Workers 48
Daytime Population: Residents 141
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 189
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 262
Population in Familes 221
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 822
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $46,103
Average Household Income $55,438
Per Capita Income $21,323


Total Housing Units 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $88,068
Average Home Value $109,639


Total Households 102
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 73
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 -0.41% -0.7%
Households -0.4% -0.6%
Families -0.73% -0.55%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

East Gillespie, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Gillespie 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 # 1128 18th
Population Density # 869 37th
Diversity Index # 1110 18th
Median Household Income # 963 30th
Per Capita Income # 1190 13th

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