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Pearl City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Pearl City had a population of 832 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Pearl City is located at latitude 42.2662 and longitude -89.8272 in Stephenson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Pearl City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Stephenson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 833 feet.

The Village of Pearl City (GNIS ID: 2399641) 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 Pearl City is located within Township of Loran, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stephenson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pearl City 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 Pearl City: Yellow Creek.

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Pearl City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 832
Daytime Population: Workers 395
Daytime Population: Residents 410
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 805
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 815
Population in Familes 713
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 1,302
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $55,751
Average Household Income $66,666
Per Capita Income $25,167


Total Housing Units 342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 261 (76.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $133,766
Average Home Value $157,920


Total Households 325
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 247
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 -0.1% -0.39%
Households 0.04% -0.31%
Families 0.23% -0.41%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Pearl City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pearl City 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 # 762 44th
Population Density # 574 58th
Diversity Index # 795 42nd
Median Household Income # 579 58th
Per Capita Income # 838 39th

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