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German Valley, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of German Valley had a population of 456 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for German Valley is located at latitude 42.2156 and longitude -89.4734 in Stephenson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of German Valley encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stephenson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 827 feet.

The Village of German Valley (GNIS ID: 2398953) 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 German Valley is located within Township of Ridott, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stephenson County.


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German Valley, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

German Valley, IL Housing Affordability Index is 180
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
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.

WEALTH INDEX

German Valley, IL Wealth Index is 64
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 456
Population in Households 456
Population in Families 403
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 954
Diversity Index1 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,023
Average Household Income $67,978
Per Capita Income $27,200
Wealth Index3 64

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 197 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Housing Affordability Index2 180
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 177
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 138
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.16% -0.35%
Households 0.06% -0.23%
Families -0.23% -0.29%
Median Household Income   3.27%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

German Valley, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares German Valley to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 967 29th
Population Density # 763 44th
Diversity Index # 887 36th
Median Household Income # 667 51st
Per Capita Income # 828 40th

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