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Gays, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Gays had a population of 295 as of July 1, 2017. Gays ranks in 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 Gays is located at latitude 39.4582 and longitude -88.4963 in Moultrie County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Gays (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Moultrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The Village of Gays (GNIS ID: 2398948) 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 Gays is located within Township of Whitley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Moultrie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gays 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 Gays: Summit Station, Whitley Point.

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


Total Population 295
Daytime Population: Workers 20
Daytime Population: Residents 165
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 185
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 295
Population in Familes 249
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 725
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $55,537
Average Household Income $75,148
Per Capita Income $30,699


Total Housing Units 111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (82.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $116,071
Average Home Value $167,033


Total Households 111
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 81
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 0.67% 0.47%
Households 0.64% 0.53%
Families 0.17% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

Gays, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gays 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 # 1098 20th
Population Density # 930 32nd
Diversity Index # 1162 15th
Median Household Income # 592 57th
Per Capita Income # 387 72nd

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