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The Village of Tower Hill had a population of 577 as of July 1, 2017. Tower Hill ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Tower Hill is located at latitude 39.3868 and longitude -88.9593 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Tower Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Village of Tower Hill (GNIS ID: 2399998) 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 Tower Hill is located within Township of Tower Hill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tower Hill 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 Tower Hill: Towerhill.

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


Total Population 577
Daytime Population: Workers 95
Daytime Population: Residents 318
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 413
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 577
Population in Familes 486
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 574
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $48,328
Average Household Income $51,049
Per Capita Income $19,533


Total Housing Units 254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 165 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $62,500
Average Home Value $72,590


Total Households 220
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 160
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 -0.79% -0.92%
Households -0.79% -0.93%
Families -0.91% -1.02%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.42%

Tower Hill, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tower Hill 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 # 887 35th
Population Density # 1030 25th
Diversity Index # 1073 21st
Median Household Income # 893 35th
Per Capita Income # 1288 6th

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