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Herrick, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Herrick had a population of 444 as of July 1, 2020. Herrick 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 Herrick is located at latitude 39.2203 and longitude -88.9845 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Herrick encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 600 feet.

The Village of Herrick (GNIS ID: 2398493) 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 Herrick is located within Township of Herrick, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.


Herrick, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 444 (100%)
Population in Households 444 (100.0%)
Population in Families 378 (85.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,213
Diversity Index2 5


Median Household Income $41,042
Average Household Income $49,121
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $19,887
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 161 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $73,500
Average Home Value $82,764
Housing Affordability Index3 291


Total Households 179
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 125
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.18% -0.14%
Households 0.45% 0.0%
Families 0.4% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Herrick, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Herrick to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 974 29th
Population Density # 605 56th
Median Household Income # 1238 10th
Housing Affordability Index # 1018 74th
Per Capita Income # 1306 5th
Diversity Index # 1265 8th

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