Arthur, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 4% trophy Arthur Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
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Top 6% Arthur Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Arthur, Illinois

Comparing Arthur 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 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 2


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 6 7
Public Transportation Use 1 1


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

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Arthur Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles E of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Douglas
Standard Zip Codes 61911
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.714
Longitude -88.472

Arthur Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.6 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 19.5 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
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
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Arthur Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,203 100%
Male 1,021 46.3%
Female 1,182 53.7%
Under 18 513 23.3%
18+ 1,690 76.7%
65+ 470 21.3%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.9
White 2,195 99.6%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 1 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.3%

Estimated Arthur Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,180
Growth -23
Growth % -1%

Arthur 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 37.4%
US/American 23.5%
English 11.1%
Irish 8.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
Dutch 2.2%
European 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Danish 0.9%
British 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Chesterville (61911)

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)
Arthur 2,203 $47,827
Arcola 2,652 $46,107
Atwood 1,290 $45,625
Garrett 198 $29,500
Hammond 518 $51,528
Lovington 1,222 $41,544
Sullivan 4,326 $41,894

Arthur Public Libraries

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Arthur High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 134 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.9

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