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Girard, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Girard had a population of 1,991 as of July 1, 2017. Girard 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 Girard is located at latitude 39.4466 and longitude -89.782 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Girard (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 669 feet.

The City of Girard (GNIS ID: 2394904) 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 Girard is located within Township of Girard, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Girard population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Girard: Otter Creek, Pleasant Grove, Waytown.

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Girard, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,991
Daytime Population: Workers 534
Daytime Population: Residents 975
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,509
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,958
Population in Familes 1,565
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 2,130
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $43,521
Average Household Income $55,219
Per Capita Income $23,388


Total Housing Units 945 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 544 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 269 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $82,165
Average Home Value $98,162


Total Households 814
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 533
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 -0.75% -0.89%
Households -0.69% -0.9%
Families -0.41% -1.0%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Girard, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Girard 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 # 516 62nd
Population Density # 246 82nd
Diversity Index # 1004 27th
Median Household Income # 1061 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1022 25th

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