Atkinson, Illinois

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Atkinson, Illinois

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High Points

Atkinson 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 19% Atkinson Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Atkinson, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 3 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Atkinson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Henry
Metro Area Davenport - Moline - Rock Island
Standard Zip Codes 61235
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.42
Longitude -90.015

Atkinson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station KEWANEE 1 E
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Atkinson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,001 100%
Male 482 48.2%
Female 519 51.8%
Under 18 237 23.7%
18+ 764 76.3%
65+ 199 19.9%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 2.94
White 986 98.5%
African-American 4 0.4%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.2%

Estimated Atkinson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 975
Growth -26
Growth % -2.6%

Atkinson 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
Belgian 38%
German 20.2%
Irish 8.9%
Swedish 7.8%
English 5.3%
US/American 4.3%
Dutch 4.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
Norwegian 1.8%
European 1.4%
Polish 1.3%
Italian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Canadian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Alba (61235)
Cornwall (61235)

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)
Atkinson 1,001 $47,422
Annawan 868 $46,563
Cambridge 2,180 $46,786
Geneseo 6,480 $51,455
Hooppole 162 $37,083
Kewanee 12,944 $37,730
Mineral 272 $41,875

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