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The City of Aledo had a population of 3,636 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Aledo is located at latitude 41.1985 and longitude -90.744 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aledo (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 3,636
Daytime Population: Workers 2,346
Daytime Population: Residents 1,868
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,214
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 3,463
Population in Familes 2,694
Population in Group Qrtrs 173
Population Density2 1,525
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $42,334
Average Household Income $55,244
Per Capita Income $25,388


Total Housing Units 1,719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,098 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 472 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $93,284
Average Home Value $117,106


Total Households 1,569
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 947
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 -0.02% -0.39%
Households 0.01% -0.39%
Families 0.0% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Aledo, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aledo 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 # 400 71st
Population Density # 452 67th
Diversity Index # 1007 27th
Median Household Income # 1106 19th
Per Capita Income # 815 40th

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