Aledo, Illinois

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Aledo, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Aledo, Illinois

Comparing Aledo 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
Age of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 9
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Racial Diversity 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 3 2


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to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Short Commute Times 5 7
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
People Living Alone 7 8
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5

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Aledo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles S of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 166 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 61231
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.199
Longitude -90.749

Aledo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ALEDO
Distance 0 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 20.5 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
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
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Aledo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,613 100%
Male 1,677 46.4%
Female 1,936 53.6%
Under 18 845 23.4%
18+ 2,768 76.6%
65+ 748 20.7%
Median Age 41.7
Average Family Size 2.87
White 3,553 98.3%
African-American 16 0.4%
Asian 11 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 7 0.2%
Mixed Race 22 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 26 0.7%

Estimated Aledo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,535
Growth -78
Growth % -2.2%

Aledo 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 27.3%
US/American 18.4%
English 15.4%
Swedish 10.8%
Irish 7.8%
Belgian 3%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
Norwegian 2%
Dutch 2%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
Italian 0.9%
Scottish 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
European 0.7%
Northern European 0.5%
Greek 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Acadian/Cajun 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Alsatian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Aledo, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hamlet (61231)
Mercer (61231)
Ohio Grove (61231)
Old Gilchrist (61231)
Shale City (61231)
Sunbeam (61231)
Wanlock (61231)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Aledo 3,613 $41,934
Joy 373 $39,722
Keithsburg 714 $40,781
Matherville 772 $39,375
Reynolds 508 $48,333
Seaton 242 $46,389
Viola 956 $47,159

Aledo Public Libraries

Aledo Mercer Carnegie Pub.lib.dist.
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(309) 582-2032

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Wal-mart in Aledo

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1500 Se 5Th Street
(309) 582-5617
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Aledo High Schools (2004)

Serves 308 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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