Abingdon, Illinois

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Abingdon, Illinois

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Abingdon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 18% Abingdon Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Abingdon, Illinois

Comparing Abingdon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Age of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Male Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Short Commute Times 6 7
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
People Living Alone 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Abingdon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles W of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 150 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 61410
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.804
Longitude -90.401

Abingdon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station GALVA
Distance 32.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Abingdon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,612 100%
Male 1,713 47.4%
Female 1,899 52.6%
Under 18 932 25.8%
18+ 2,680 74.2%
65+ 578 16%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 2.99
White 3,544 98.1%
African-American 20 0.6%
Asian 4 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.2%
Other 6 0.2%
Mixed Race 29 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 41 1.1%

Estimated Abingdon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,379
Growth -233
Growth % -6.5%

Abingdon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 20.8%
Irish 15.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15%
US/American 14.6%
English 10.9%
Swedish 6.5%
Italian 2.7%
Norwegian 2.4%
Dutch 1.9%
Polish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
European 1%
Danish 1%
Belgian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Croatian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Abingdon 3,612 $40,337
Avon 915 $38,819
East Galesburg 839 $44,750
Galesburg 33,706 $41,796
Knoxville 3,183 $49,688
London Mills 447 $46,786
St. Augustine 152 $35,357

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Abingdon High Schools (2004)

Serves 236 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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