Ashkum, Illinois

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Ashkum, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Ashkum Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Ashkum Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Ashkum, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 9
People Living Alone 5 6
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Ashkum Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles S of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Iroquois
Standard Zip Codes 60911
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.88
Longitude -87.955

Ashkum Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WATSEKA 2 NW
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
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Ashkum Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 724 100%
Male 357 49.3%
Female 367 50.7%
Under 18 179 24.7%
18+ 545 75.3%
65+ 132 18.2%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 2.88
White 716 98.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.7%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.7%

Estimated Ashkum Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 703
Growth -21
Growth % -2.9%

Ashkum 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 31.1%
French (except Basque) 21.9%
Irish 8.9%
US/American 7.1%
Italian 4.1%
English 3.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Swedish 2.7%
Norwegian 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Danish 1.8%
Belgian 1.6%
Scandinavian 1.6%
Dutch 1.4%
French Canadian 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Hungarian 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Finnish 0.7%
Slovak 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ashkum 724 $52,857
Chebanse 1,148 $53,333
Clifton 1,317 $55,347
Crescent City 631 $46,979
Danforth 587 $48,125
Gilman 1,793 $46,016
Onarga 1,438 $46,016
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