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The Village of Moweaqua had a population of 1,721 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Moweaqua is located at latitude 39.6247 and longitude -89.022 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Moweaqua (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 636 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Moweaqua are located in Shelby County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Christian County.

The Village of Moweaqua (GNIS ID: 2399420) 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 Moweaqua is located within Township of Moweaqua, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

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


Total Population 1,721
Daytime Population: Workers 402
Daytime Population: Residents 821
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,223
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 1,672
Population in Familes 1,390
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density2 978
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $54,283
Average Household Income $65,547
Per Capita Income $27,365


Total Housing Units 827 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 536 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $101,122
Average Home Value $117,944


Total Households 717
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 484
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 -0.85% -0.97%
Households -0.87% -1.0%
Families -1.01% -1.18%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Moweaqua, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moweaqua 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 # 549 60th
Population Density # 763 44th
Diversity Index # 961 29th
Median Household Income # 651 52nd
Per Capita Income # 629 54th

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