Pawnee, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pawnee, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Pawnee had a population of 2,857 as of July 1, 2017. Pawnee ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pawnee is located at latitude 39.5936 and longitude -89.5825 in Sangamon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Pawnee (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sangamon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Village of Pawnee (GNIS ID: 2399635) 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 Pawnee is located within Township of Pawnee, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sangamon County.

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


Total Population 2,857
Daytime Population: Workers 366
Daytime Population: Residents 1,342
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,708
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 2,857
Population in Familes 2,383
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,266
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $57,673
Average Household Income $72,965
Per Capita Income $28,559


Total Housing Units 1,188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 867 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 252 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $101,132
Average Home Value $117,070


Total Households 1,118
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 797
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 0.58% 0.42%
Households 0.66% 0.48%
Families 0.62% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Pawnee, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pawnee 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 # 447 67th
Population Density # 216 84th
Diversity Index # 710 49th
Median Household Income # 505 63rd
Per Capita Income # 526 62nd

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