Cary, IL Profile: Facts & Data

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Cary, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Cary had a population of 18,188 as of July 1, 2018. Cary ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Cary is located at latitude 42.2121 and longitude -88.2496 in McHenry County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cary (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. McHenry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 823 feet.

The Village of Cary (GNIS ID: 2397566) 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 Cary is located within Township of Algonquin, a minor civil division (MCD) of McHenry County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cary: Carey Station, Cary Station.

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Cary, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 18,188
Population in Households 18,145
Population in Familes 16,582
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 2,913
Diversity Index3 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $104,786
Average Household Income $124,828
Per Capita Income $41,802

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,294 (83.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 804 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 241 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $263,590
Average Home Value $289,270
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,098
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 4,960
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.05% -0.01%
Households 0.11% 0.09%
Families 0.12% 0.04%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

Cary, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cary to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 143 90th
Population Density # 142 90th
Diversity Index # 328 76th
Median Household Income # 62 96th
Per Capita Income # 117 92nd

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