Assumption, Illinois

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Assumption, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Assumption Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Assumption, Illinois

Comparing Assumption 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Senior Citizens 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Age of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Short Commute Times 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Assumption Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Christian
Standard Zip Codes 62510
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.52
Longitude -89.048

Assumption 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 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
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Distance 24.5 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
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Assumption Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,261 100%
Male 571 45.3%
Female 690 54.7%
Under 18 323 25.6%
18+ 938 74.4%
65+ 243 19.3%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 2.86
White 1,259 99.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Assumption Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,231
Growth -30
Growth % -2.4%

Assumption 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 31.4%
Irish 19.8%
US/American 19.6%
English 10.9%
Italian 3%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.7%
Scottish 2.5%
Polish 1.9%
British 1.6%
Norwegian 1.3%
Dutch 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Assumption 1,261 $41,417
Blue Mound 1,129 $49,432
Moweaqua 1,923 $48,750
Owaneco 256 $33,750
Pana 5,614 $35,406
Stonington 960 $41,923
Tower Hill 609 $35,500

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Assumption High Schools (2004)

RR 2 BOX 12C
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 31 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.4

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