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Aledo, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Aledo had a population of 3,496 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Aledo is located at latitude 41.1998 and longitude -90.7493 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aledo encompass a land area of 2.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 735 feet.

The City of Aledo (GNIS ID: 2393914) 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 Aledo is located within Township of Mercer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mercer County.


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Aledo, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Aledo, IL Housing Affordability Index is 173
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Aledo, IL Wealth Index is 59
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,496
Population in Households 3,323
Population in Families 2,582
Population in Group Qrtrs 173
Population Density 1,552
Diversity Index1 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,153
Average Household Income $59,862
Per Capita Income $25,975
Wealth Index3 59

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,035 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 480 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $107,700
Housing Affordability Index2 173
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,515
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 910
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.43% -0.7%
Households -0.38% -0.67%
Families -0.42% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Aledo, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aledo to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 405 70th
Population Density # 429 69th
Diversity Index # 1006 27th
Median Household Income # 1060 23rd
Per Capita Income # 937 32nd

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