Atlanta, Illinois

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

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Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Atlanta Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Atlanta Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Atlanta Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Atlanta People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Atlanta, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 4 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 4 5


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

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Atlanta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles SW of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Logan
Standard Zip Codes 61723
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.259
Longitude -89.233

Atlanta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 25 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 36.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
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Atlanta Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,649 100%
Male 784 47.5%
Female 865 52.5%
Under 18 395 24%
18+ 1,254 76%
65+ 244 14.8%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.93
White 1,642 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.4%

Estimated Atlanta Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,671
Growth 22
Growth % 1.3%

Atlanta 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 33.3%
US/American 19%
English 13.9%
Irish 11.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Norwegian 1.9%
Swedish 1.5%
Scottish 1.4%
Polish 1%
Italian 0.9%
Portuguese 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Celtic 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Atlanta 1,649 $51,157
Armington 368 $47,708
Emden 515 $42,206
Hartsburg 358 $39,750
Lincoln 15,369 $45,171
McLean 808 $52,614
Waynesville 452 $41,731

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