Alpha, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Alpha, Illinois

Comparing Alpha 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
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 4 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
People Living Alone 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Alpha Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles SE of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Henry
Metro Area Davenport - Moline - Rock Island
Standard Zip Codes 61413
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.191
Longitude -90.38

Alpha Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.7 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
Station GALVA
Distance 18.1 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
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
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Alpha Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 726 100%
Male 357 49.2%
Female 369 50.8%
Under 18 178 24.5%
18+ 548 75.5%
65+ 150 20.7%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 2.82
White 715 98.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.6%
Mixed Race 7 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.5%

Estimated Alpha Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 704
Growth -22
Growth % -3%

Alpha 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
Swedish 22.2%
German 19.1%
US/American 12.4%
English 11.4%
Irish 10.8%
Dutch 3.5%
Belgian 2.9%
Norwegian 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
British 1.8%
Scottish 1.8%
Italian 1.2%
Welsh 1.2%
European 1.2%
Hungarian 1.2%
Polish 0.6%
Yugoslavian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alpha 726 $43,750
Andover 594 $49,821
North Henderson 187 $42,500
Rio 240 $40,750
Sherrard 694 $52,604
Viola 956 $47,159
Woodhull 809 $42,500
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