Crab Orchard, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Crab Orchard, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Crab Orchard Census Designated Place had a population of 361 as of July 1, 2017. Crab Orchard 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 Crab Orchard is located at latitude 37.7236 and longitude -88.8103 in Williamson County. The formal boundaries for the Crab Orchard Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Williamson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 479 feet.

The Crab Orchard Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628548) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Crab Orchard Census Designated Place is located within Crab Orchard Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Williamson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Crab Orchard 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 Crab Orchard: Craborchard.

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


Total Population 361
Daytime Population: Workers 135
Daytime Population: Residents 224
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 359
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 361
Population in Familes 315
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 259
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $39,236
Average Household Income $53,550
Per Capita Income $21,269


Total Housing Units 163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (82.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $73,980
Average Home Value $91,667


Total Households 153
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 118
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 1.12% 0.92%
Households 1.23% 1.02%
Families 2.03% 0.83%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Crab Orchard, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crab Orchard 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 # 1032 25th
Population Density # 1227 10th
Diversity Index # 1207 12th
Median Household Income # 1203 12th
Per Capita Income # 1197 13th

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