Anchor, Illinois

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Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles E of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County McLean
Metro Area Bloomington - Normal
Standard Zip Codes 61720
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.568
Longitude -88.535

Anchor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Station PAXTON 2 WSW
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Anchor Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 175 100%
Male 82 46.9%
Female 93 53.1%
Under 18 56 32%
18+ 119 68%
65+ 39 22.3%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 3.17
White 170 97.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.6%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Anchor Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 170
Growth -5
Growth % -2.9%

Anchor 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 38%
Irish 31%
English 8.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
US/American 3.9%
Scottish 3.9%
Dutch 3.1%
Norwegian 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Hungarian 0.8%
Czech 0.8%
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Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Anchor 175 $52,813
Arrowsmith 298 $54,375
Colfax 989 $50,500
Cooksville 213 $48,125
Saybrook 764 $43,750
Sibley 329 $42,500
Strawn 104 $42,000
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