Pope County IL Information


Pope County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 4,256
Daytime Population: Workers 1,029
Daytime Population: Residents 2,529
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,558
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 3,848
Population in Familes 3,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 408
Population Density2 12
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $41,897
Average Household Income $52,190
Per Capita Income $21,869


Total Housing Units 2,475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,355 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 361 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 759 (30.7%)
Median Home Value $112,040
Average Home Value $143,247


Total Households 1,716
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,120
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% -1.02%
Households -0.88% -1.18%
Families -1.05% -1.28%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.29%


Pope County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pope County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents 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 # 101 2nd
Population Density # 102 1st
Diversity Index # 49 53rd
Median Household Income # 92 11th
Per Capita Income # 97 6th

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