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The City of Metropolis had a population of 6,437 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Metropolis is located at latitude 37.1496 and longitude -88.6873 in Massac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Metropolis (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Massac County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of Metropolis (GNIS ID: 2395106) 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 City of Metropolis is located within Jefferson Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Massac County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Metropolis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Metropolis: Metropolis City.

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Metropolis, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,437
Daytime Population: Workers 3,736
Daytime Population: Residents 4,073
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,809
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 6,170
Population in Familes 4,671
Population in Group Qrtrs 267
Population Density2 1,085
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $36,057
Average Household Income $45,655
Per Capita Income $19,884


Total Housing Units 3,202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,661 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,092 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 449 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $78,643
Average Home Value $90,493


Total Households 2,753
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,597
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 -0.29% -0.75%
Households -0.45% -0.86%
Families -0.54% -1.01%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Metropolis, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Metropolis 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 # 296 78th
Population Density # 707 48th
Diversity Index # 352 74th
Median Household Income # 1299 5th
Per Capita Income # 1268 7th

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