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Wamac, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Wamac had a population of 1,065 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wamac is located at latitude 38.4914 and longitude -89.1478 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wamac (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 499 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Wamac are located in Clinton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Marion County, and Washington County.

The City of Wamac (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Wamac is located within Township of Irvington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.

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


Total Population 1,065
Daytime Population: Workers 125
Daytime Population: Residents 630
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 755
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 1,065
Population in Familes 833
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 758
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $32,243
Average Household Income $49,975
Per Capita Income $20,542


Total Housing Units 590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $40,385
Average Home Value $58,791


Total Households 455
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 296
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 -1.46% -0.94%
Households -1.48% -0.94%
Families -0.5% -1.11%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Wamac, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wamac 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 # 690 50th
Population Density # 910 34th
Diversity Index # 364 73rd
Median Household Income # 1337 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1243 9th

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