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The City of Du Quoin had a population of 6,049 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Du Quoin is located at latitude 38.0017 and longitude -89.2328 in Perry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Du Quoin (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Perry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 466 feet.

The City of Du Quoin (GNIS ID: 2394564) 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 Du Quoin is located within Du Quoin Number 3 Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Perry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Du Quoin 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 Du Quoin: Du Quoin City, Duquoin.

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


Total Population 6,049
Daytime Population: Workers 2,631
Daytime Population: Residents 3,650
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,281
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 5,921
Population in Familes 4,643
Population in Group Qrtrs 128
Population Density2 867
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $37,044
Average Household Income $47,005
Per Capita Income $19,744


Total Housing Units 2,924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,628 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 923 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 374 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $72,903
Average Home Value $85,611


Total Households 2,550
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,580
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 -0.14% -0.38%
Households -0.24% -0.44%
Families -0.17% -0.56%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Du Quoin, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Du Quoin 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 # 304 78th
Population Density # 844 38th
Diversity Index # 437 68th
Median Household Income # 1275 7th
Per Capita Income # 1274 7th

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