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Arthur, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Arthur had a population of 2,237 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Arthur is located at latitude 39.7144 and longitude -88.4694 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Arthur (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Arthur are located in Douglas County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Moultrie County.

The Village of Arthur (GNIS ID: 2397993) 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 Arthur is located within Township of Bourbon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Douglas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arthur 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 Arthur: Arther.

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


Total Population 2,237
Daytime Population: Workers 2,566
Daytime Population: Residents 1,030
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,596
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.61
Population in Households 2,188
Population in Familes 1,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density2 1,697
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $50,402
Average Household Income $63,353
Per Capita Income $24,270


Total Housing Units 1,062 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 652 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 265 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $112,255
Average Home Value $126,687


Total Households 918
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 637
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 -0.31% -0.13%
Households -0.34% -0.09%
Families 0.09% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Arthur, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arthur 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 # 486 65th
Population Density # 388 72nd
Diversity Index # 989 28th
Median Household Income # 820 40th
Per Capita Income # 929 32nd

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