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Herrin, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Herrin had a population of 12,822 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Herrin is located at latitude 37.7984 and longitude -89.0306 in Williamson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Herrin (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Williamson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 417 feet.

The City of Herrin (GNIS ID: 2394365) 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 Herrin is located within Herrin Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Williamson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Herrin 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 Herrin: Herrin's Prairie.

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


Total Population 12,822
Daytime Population: Workers 5,017
Daytime Population: Residents 7,070
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,087
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 12,627
Population in Familes 9,831
Population in Group Qrtrs 195
Population Density2 1,319
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $38,317
Average Household Income $53,195
Per Capita Income $22,919


Total Housing Units 5,945 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,477 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,920 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 548 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $77,259
Average Home Value $90,480


Total Households 5,397
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 3,365
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 0.34% 0.36%
Households 0.32% 0.36%
Families 0.22% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.36%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Herrin, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Herrin 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 # 191 86th
Population Density # 565 59th
Diversity Index # 524 62nd
Median Household Income # 1236 10th
Per Capita Income # 1065 22nd

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