Cobden, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Cobden, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Cobden had a population of 1,111 as of July 1, 2018. Cobden ranks in the upper 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 Cobden is located at latitude 37.5334 and longitude -89.2544 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cobden (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 594 feet.

The Village of Cobden (GNIS ID: 2398593) 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 Cobden is located within Cobden District 2 Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cobden: Cobden Station, South Pass.

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Cobden, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,111
Population in Households 1,089
Population in Familes 891
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 911
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $37,518
Average Household Income $56,299
Per Capita Income $21,763


Total Housing Units 474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 319 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $101,852
Average Home Value $120,047


Total Households 411
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 264
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.49% -0.75%
Households -0.49% -0.79%
Families -0.8% -0.93%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

Cobden, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cobden to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 676 51st
Population Density # 808 41st
Diversity Index # 140 90th
Median Household Income # 1275 7th
Per Capita Income # 1193 13th

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