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Erie, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Erie had a population of 1,602 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Erie is located at latitude 41.6586 and longitude -90.0813 in Whiteside County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Erie (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Whiteside County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The Village of Erie (GNIS ID: 2398840) 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 Erie is located within Township of Erie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Whiteside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Erie population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,602
Daytime Population: Workers 287
Daytime Population: Residents 761
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,048
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 1,602
Population in Familes 1,353
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,110
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $59,921
Average Household Income $70,090
Per Capita Income $28,447


Total Housing Units 689 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 516 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $131,701
Average Home Value $151,308


Total Households 655
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 471
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 0.0% -0.23%
Households 0.15% -0.12%
Families 0.45% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Erie, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Erie 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 # 565 59th
Population Density # 695 49th
Diversity Index # 948 31st
Median Household Income # 437 68th
Per Capita Income # 530 61st

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