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Godfrey, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Godfrey had a population of 18,193 as of July 1, 2020. Godfrey ranks in the lower 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 Godfrey is located at latitude 38.9556 and longitude -90.1868 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Godfrey encompass a land area of 34.68 sq. miles and a water area of 1.99 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Village of Godfrey (GNIS ID: 2398984) 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 Godfrey is located within Township of Godfrey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Godfrey: Godfrey Station, Monticello.


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


Total Population 18,193 (100%)
Population in Households 17,699 (97.3%)
Population in Families 14,597 (80.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 494 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 529
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $66,224
Average Household Income $89,314
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $36,789
Wealth Index5 119


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,855 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,972 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,526 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 357 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $166,654
Average Home Value $203,826
Housing Affordability Index3 206


Total Households 7,498
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 5,131
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 0.11% -0.15%
Households 0.25% -0.06%
Families 0.06% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.03%


Godfrey, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Godfrey 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 # 144 90th
Population Density # 1061 23rd
Median Household Income # 446 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 498 36th
Per Capita Income # 264 81st
Diversity Index # 455 67th

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