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Downs, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Downs had a population of 1,191 as of July 1, 2023. Downs ranks in the lower 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 Downs is located at latitude 40.397 and longitude -88.8706 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Downs encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6).

The Village of Downs 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 Downs is located within Township of Downs, a minor civil division (MCD) of McLean County.

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Downs, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 1,191 (100%)
Population in Households 1,191 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,108 (93.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 397
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $87,898
Average Household Income $122,350
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $43,044
Wealth Index5 142
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (64.7)


Total HU (Housing Units) 438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 392 (89.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $258,824
Average Home Value $272,959
Housing Affordability Index3 113


Total Households 419
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 360
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.26% -0.34%
Households -0.07% -0.14%
Families   0.00%
Median Household Income   2.00%
Per Capita Income   3.37%
Owner Occupied HU   0.00%

Downs, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Downs to the other 1,464 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 638 56th
Population Density # 1146 22nd
Median Household Income # 281 81st
Housing Affordability Index # 455 31st
Per Capita Income # 345 77th
Diversity Index # 1183 20th

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