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Modesto, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Modesto had a population of 195 as of July 1, 2020. Modesto ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Modesto is located at latitude 39.4784 and longitude -89.982 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Modesto encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

The Village of Modesto (GNIS ID: 2399379) 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 Modesto is located within Township of North Palmyra, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin County.


Modesto, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 195 (100%)
Population in Households 195 (100.0%)
Population in Families 162 (83.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 349
Diversity Index2 6


Median Household Income $60,583
Average Household Income $82,125
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $34,258
Wealth Index5 101


Total HU (Housing Units) 96 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $160,526
Average Home Value $168,929
Housing Affordability Index3 240


Total Households 84
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.31% -0.31%
Households 0.36% -0.24%
Families 1.24% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Modesto, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Modesto to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1210 12th
Population Density # 1173 14th
Median Household Income # 576 58th
Housing Affordability Index # 718 52nd
Per Capita Income # 373 73rd
Diversity Index # 1193 13th

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