Leaf River, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Leaf River, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Leaf River had a population of 384 as of July 1, 2017. Leaf River ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Leaf River is located at latitude 42.1236 and longitude -89.4041 in Ogle County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Leaf River (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ogle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 725 feet.

The Village of Leaf River (GNIS ID: 2398406) 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 Leaf River is located within Township of Leaf River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ogle County.

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


Total Population 384
Daytime Population: Workers 93
Daytime Population: Residents 206
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 299
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 384
Population in Familes 310
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 461
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $48,212
Average Household Income $56,468
Per Capita Income $25,110


Total Housing Units 219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $135,870
Average Home Value $169,656


Total Households 170
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 111
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 -1.95% -1.5%
Households -1.74% -1.33%
Families -0.72% -1.48%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Leaf River, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leaf River 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 # 1014 26th
Population Density # 1106 19th
Diversity Index # 779 43rd
Median Household Income # 900 34th
Per Capita Income # 843 38th

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