Atwood, Illinois

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Atwood, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Atwood, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 7 5
People Above Poverty 5 3
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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Atwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles SW of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Douglas
Standard Zip Codes 61913
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.799
Longitude -88.462

Atwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches
Distance 25.3 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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Atwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,290 100%
Male 609 47.2%
Female 681 52.8%
Under 18 329 25.5%
18+ 961 74.5%
65+ 230 17.8%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,278 99.1%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 4 0.3%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.7%

Estimated Atwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,250
Growth -40
Growth % -3.1%

Atwood 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
US/American 32.1%
German 30.6%
English 12.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
Irish 6.5%
Scottish 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Polish 1.1%
European 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Italian 0.7%
African 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Atwood 1,290 $45,625
Arthur 2,203 $47,827
Bement 1,784 $47,652
Garrett 198 $29,500
Hammond 518 $51,528
Ivesdale 288 $51,964
Tuscola 4,448 $44,816

Atwood Public Libraries

Atwood-hammond P.l.d.
123 N. MAIN
Atwood, Illinois
(217) 578-2727
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Atwood High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 890
Serves 135 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

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