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Hecker, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Hecker had a population of 472 as of July 1, 2017. Hecker ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Hecker is located at latitude 38.3051 and longitude -89.9944 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Hecker (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 472 feet.

The Village of Hecker (GNIS ID: 2398483) 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 Hecker is located within Election Precinct 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hecker population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hecker: Freedom.

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Hecker, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 472
Daytime Population: Workers 124
Daytime Population: Residents 188
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 312
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 472
Population in Familes 413
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,124
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $63,251
Average Household Income $75,110
Per Capita Income $28,949


Total Housing Units 204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 161 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $170,588
Average Home Value $198,148


Total Households 191
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 143
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 -0.26% 0.0%
Households -0.21% 0.0%
Families 1.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Hecker, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hecker 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 # 955 30th
Population Density # 247 82nd
Diversity Index # 1085 21st
Median Household Income # 351 74th
Per Capita Income # 499 64th

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