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The Village of Anchor had a population of 153 as of July 1, 2018. Anchor 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 Anchor is located at latitude 40.5683 and longitude -88.5383 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Anchor (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 778 feet.

The Village of Anchor (GNIS ID: 2397959) 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 Anchor is located within Township of Anchor, a minor civil division (MCD) of McLean County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Anchor population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 153
Population in Households 153
Population in Familes 129
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 801
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $62,830
Average Household Income $75,616
Per Capita Income $31,596


Total Housing Units 75 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $151,923
Average Home Value $154,592


Total Households 64
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 47
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 0.57% 0.52%
Households 0.58% 0.62%
Families 0.53% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

Anchor, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anchor 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 # 1259 8th
Population Density # 879 36th
Diversity Index # 1143 17th
Median Household Income # 417 70th
Per Capita Income # 415 70th

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