Arcola, Illinois

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Arcola, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
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Top 6% Arcola Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Arcola Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Arcola, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 8
Median Family Income 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 8 6


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

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Arcola Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles S of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Douglas
Standard Zip Codes 61910
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.684
Longitude -88.306

Arcola Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.7 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
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Arcola Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,652 100%
Male 1,284 48.4%
Female 1,368 51.6%
Under 18 681 25.7%
18+ 1,971 74.3%
65+ 405 15.3%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 3.03
White 2,371 89.4%
African-American 7 0.3%
Asian 21 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 213 8%
Mixed Race 37 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 527 19.9%

Estimated Arcola Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,662
Growth 10
Growth % 0.4%

Arcola 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.7%
US/American 22.4%
German 18.5%
English 11.9%
Irish 8.5%
Scottish 2.5%
Italian 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Dutch 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Swiss 1.1%
Norwegian 0.6%
European 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
British 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Arcola 2,652 $46,107
Arthur 2,203 $47,827
Camargo 469 $49,375
Garrett 198 $29,500
Hindsboro 361 $36,023
Humboldt 481 $45,625
Tuscola 4,448 $44,816

Arcola Public Libraries

Arcola P.l.d.
407 E. MAIN
Arcola, Illinois
(217) 268-4477

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Arcola High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 315 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

Arcola Colleges

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