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Cerro Gordo, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Cerro Gordo had a population of 1,514 as of July 1, 2017. Cerro Gordo 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 Cerro Gordo is located at latitude 39.8896 and longitude -88.7347 in Piatt County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cerro Gordo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Piatt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 741 feet.

The Village of Cerro Gordo (GNIS ID: 2397594) 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 Cerro Gordo is located within Township of Cerro Gordo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Piatt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cerro Gordo 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 Cerro Gordo: Cerrogordo.

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


Total Population 1,514
Daytime Population: Workers 287
Daytime Population: Residents 825
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,112
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,514
Population in Familes 1,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,968
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $53,733
Average Household Income $58,965
Per Capita Income $23,269


Total Housing Units 647 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 458 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $86,918
Average Home Value $92,358


Total Households 602
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 433
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 1.06% 0.77%
Households 1.18% 0.82%
Families 1.1% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Cerro Gordo, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cerro Gordo 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 # 580 58th
Population Density # 282 79th
Diversity Index # 1063 23rd
Median Household Income # 665 51st
Per Capita Income # 1032 25th

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