Herrin, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Herrin, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Herrin had a population of 12,760 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Herrin: Herrin's Prairie.

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Herrin, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,760
Population in Households 12,564
Population in Familes 9,821
Population in Group Qrtrs 196
Population Density2 1,312
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $39,092
Average Household Income $53,630
Per Capita Income $23,124


Total Housing Units 5,939 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,215 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,159 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 565 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $81,486
Average Home Value $96,547


Total Households 5,374
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 3,345
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.24% 0.27%
Households 0.23% 0.27%
Families 0.12% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

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, 2018 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 # 560 59th
Diversity Index # 508 63rd
Median Household Income # 1230 10th
Per Capita Income # 1102 20th

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