Tilden, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tilden, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Tilden had a population of 920 as of July 1, 2017. Tilden ranks in 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 Tilden is located at latitude 38.212 and longitude -89.6837 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Tilden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 525 feet.

The Village of Tilden (GNIS ID: 2399981) 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 Tilden is located within Tilden Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.

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


Total Population 920
Daytime Population: Workers 140
Daytime Population: Residents 584
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 724
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 920
Population in Familes 710
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 944
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $38,981
Average Household Income $50,056
Per Capita Income $21,171


Total Housing Units 429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 269 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $72,308
Average Home Value $80,926


Total Households 388
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 249
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 -0.21% -0.37%
Households -0.11% -0.26%
Families -0.27% -0.4%
Median Household Income   0.04%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

Tilden, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tilden 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 # 735 46th
Population Density # 786 43rd
Diversity Index # 1266 7th
Median Household Income # 1210 12th
Per Capita Income # 1207 12th

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