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The Village of Cobden had a population of 1,139 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cobden 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 Cobden: Cobden Station, South Pass.

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


Total Population 1,139
Daytime Population: Workers 376
Daytime Population: Residents 690
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,066
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,117
Population in Familes 910
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 934
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $38,453
Average Household Income $54,422
Per Capita Income $20,914


Total Housing Units 475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 301 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $94,000
Average Home Value $114,250


Total Households 416
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 268
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 -0.22% -0.28%
Households -0.39% -0.34%
Families -0.7% -0.45%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 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 # 676 51st
Population Density # 790 42nd
Diversity Index # 140 90th
Median Household Income # 1231 10th
Per Capita Income # 1223 11th

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