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The City of Prophetstown had a population of 1,928 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Prophetstown is located at latitude 41.6714 and longitude -89.9362 in Whiteside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prophetstown encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Whiteside County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 620 feet.

The City of Prophetstown 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 City of Prophetstown is located within Township of Prophetstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Whiteside County.


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Prophetstown, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,928 (100%)
Population in Households 1,786 (92.6%)
Population in Families 1,384 (71.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 142 ( 7.4%)
Population Density 1,440
Diversity Index2 11
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,212
Average Household Income $67,382
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $27,685
Wealth Index5 68
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 873 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 589 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 189 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $112,342
Average Home Value $137,203
Housing Affordability Index3 219
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 778
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 483
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.58% -0.77%
Households -0.43% -0.65%
Families -0.45% -0.76%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.2%

Prophetstown, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prophetstown to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 516 62nd
Population Density # 472 66th
Median Household Income # 967 29th
Housing Affordability Index # 650 47th
Per Capita Income # 881 36th
Diversity Index # 853 38th

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