Beecher, Illinois

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Beecher, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Beecher Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Beecher Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Beecher People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Beecher Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Beecher Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Beecher Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Beecher, Illinois

Comparing Beecher 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 10 9
Age of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 7 8
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Racial Diversity 5 5
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
Median Family Income 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 9
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
People Living Alone 5 5
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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Beecher Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles S of Hammond, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60401
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.34
Longitude -87.621

Beecher Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Distance 34.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Beecher Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,033 100%
Male 971 47.8%
Female 1,062 52.2%
Under 18 463 22.8%
18+ 1,570 77.2%
65+ 369 18.2%
Median Age 42.2
Average Family Size 2.96
White 1,993 98%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 9 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 7 0.3%
Mixed Race 21 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 36 1.8%

Estimated Beecher Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,769
Growth 736
Growth % 36.2%

Beecher 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 40.8%
Polish 9%
Irish 8.8%
Italian 7.6%
Dutch 5.7%
English 5.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
US/American 3.2%
Swedish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Norwegian 2%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Austrian 1.1%
European 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
Serbian 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Eagle Lake (60401)
Goodenow (60401)
Sollitt (60401)

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)
Beecher 2,033 $60,625
Crete 7,346 $73,987
Grant Park 1,358 $55,250
Monee 2,924 $64,960
Peotone 3,385 $61,768
South Chicago Heights 3,970 $49,279
Steger 9,682 $54,347

Beecher Public Libraries

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Beecher High Schools (2004)

Serves 300 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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