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Mount Clare, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Mount Clare had a population of 235 as of July 1, 2017. Mount Clare 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 Mount Clare is located at latitude 39.0973 and longitude -89.8337 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Mount Clare (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 643 feet.

The Village of Mount Clare (GNIS ID: 2399408) 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 Mount Clare is located within Township of Gillespie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin County.

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


Total Population 235
Daytime Population: Workers 93
Daytime Population: Residents 132
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 225
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 235
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 155
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $46,178
Average Household Income $59,880
Per Capita Income $24,778


Total Housing Units 115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $82,813
Average Home Value $108,013


Total Households 103
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 67
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 -2.29% -1.4%
Households -2.2% -1.6%
Families -2.25% -1.54%
Median Household Income   3.85%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Mount Clare, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Clare 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 # 1156 16th
Population Density # 1309 4th
Diversity Index # 1325 4th
Median Household Income # 959 30th
Per Capita Income # 874 36th

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