Astoria, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 6% Astoria Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Comparative Profile of Astoria, Illinois

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 3
College Educated Adults 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
People Living Alone 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Astoria Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles NW of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Fulton
Standard Zip Codes 61501
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.227
Longitude -90.359

Astoria Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 34.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 44.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Astoria Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,193 100%
Male 568 47.6%
Female 625 52.4%
Under 18 285 23.9%
18+ 908 76.1%
65+ 282 23.6%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 2.89
White 1,178 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.4%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 1.2%

Estimated Astoria Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,160
Growth -33
Growth % -2.8%

Astoria 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 30.4%
US/American 26.9%
English 12.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
Irish 6.8%
Dutch 4%
Italian 4%
Norwegian 1.8%
Swedish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Polish 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Summum (61501)

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)
Astoria 1,193 $31,940
Bath 310 $31,875
Browning 130 $50,625
Ipava 506 $41,389
Rushville 3,212 $38,125
Table Grove 396 $46,071
Vermont 792 $33,646

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Astoria High Schools (2004)

Serves 98 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.3

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