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Sims, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Sims had a population of 245 as of July 1, 2019. Sims 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 Sims is located at latitude 38.3603 and longitude -88.5306 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sims encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 410 feet.

The Village of Sims (GNIS ID: 2399825) 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 Sims is located within Township of Arrington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sims, IL Housing Affordability Index is 321
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

Sims, IL Wealth Index is 66
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 245
Population in Households 245
Population in Familes 210
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 207
Diversity Index1 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,644
Average Household Income $61,852
Per Capita Income $24,716
Wealth Index3 66

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $79,688
Housing Affordability Index2 321
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 72
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 -0.3% -0.33%
Households -0.22% -0.42%
Families -0.44% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

Sims, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sims 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 # 1143 17th
Population Density # 1271 7th
Diversity Index # 1220 12th
Median Household Income # 1065 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1043 24th

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