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The Village of Towanda had a population of 467 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Towanda is located at latitude 40.5633 and longitude -88.9008 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Towanda (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 781 feet.

The Village of Towanda (GNIS ID: 2399997) 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 Towanda is located within Township of Towanda, a minor civil division (MCD) of McLean County.

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


Total Population 467
Daytime Population: Workers 119
Daytime Population: Residents 201
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 320
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 467
Population in Familes 397
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 623
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $82,571
Average Household Income $107,925
Per Capita Income $43,071


Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 176 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $172,794
Average Home Value $209,714


Total Households 210
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 152
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 -0.38% 3.1%
Households 0.07% 3.05%
Families 1.75% 2.98%
Median Household Income   4.42%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Towanda, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Towanda 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 # 962 30th
Population Density # 999 27th
Diversity Index # 718 48th
Median Household Income # 147 89th
Per Capita Income # 96 93rd

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