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Godfrey, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Godfrey had a population of 17,469 as of July 1, 2023.

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 Village of Godfrey 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 , a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

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Godfrey, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 17,469 (100%)
Population in Households 16,994 (97.3%)
Population in Families 13,933 (79.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 475 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 508
Diversity Index2 30


Median Household Income $76,206
Average Household Income $102,381
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $43,017
Wealth Index5 110
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (59.3)


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,872 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,071 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,264 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 537 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $174,926
Average Home Value $213,367
Housing Affordability Index3 152


Total Households 7,335
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 4,918
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.62% -0.45%
Households -0.35% -0.16%
Families   -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.88%
Owner Occupied HU   0.12%

Godfrey, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Godfrey to the other 1,464 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 145 90th
Population Density # 1078 26th
Median Household Income # 496 66th
Housing Affordability Index # 824 56th
Per Capita Income # 346 76th
Diversity Index # 506 65th

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