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Hamel, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Hamel had a population of 821 as of July 1, 2017. Hamel ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Hamel is located at latitude 38.8925 and longitude -89.8387 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Hamel (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 548 feet.

The Village of Hamel (GNIS ID: 2398229) 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 Hamel is located within Township of Hamel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

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


Total Population 821
Daytime Population: Workers 423
Daytime Population: Residents 355
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 778
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 821
Population in Familes 720
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 711
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $75,783
Average Household Income $90,340
Per Capita Income $35,539


Total Housing Units 345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 260 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $161,364
Average Home Value $183,687


Total Households 330
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 251
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 0.08% -0.1%
Households 0.17% 0.0%
Families 0.39% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

Hamel, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hamel 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 # 767 44th
Population Density # 940 31st
Diversity Index # 1234 10th
Median Household Income # 216 84th
Per Capita Income # 209 85th

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