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The City of Golconda had a population of 635 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Golconda is located at latitude 37.3621 and longitude -88.4867 in Pope County. The formal boundaries for the City of Golconda (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pope County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 354 feet.

The City of Golconda (GNIS ID: 2394922) 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 Golconda is located within Golconda Number 3 Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pope County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Golconda 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 Golconda: Sarahsville.

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


Total Population 635
Daytime Population: Workers 330
Daytime Population: Residents 442
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 772
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 609
Population in Familes 441
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 1,293
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $31,006
Average Household Income $44,859
Per Capita Income $21,002


Total Housing Units 401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 183 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $90,500
Average Home Value $111,612


Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 157
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 -0.7% -1.03%
Households -0.85% -1.1%
Families 0.72% -1.31%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Golconda, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golconda 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 # 848 38th
Population Density # 578 58th
Diversity Index # 787 42nd
Median Household Income # 1343 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1216 11th

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