Capron, Illinois

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Capron, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Capron Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Capron Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Capron Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Capron, Illinois

Comparing Capron 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Racial Diversity 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Age of the Population 2 1
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 9
Housing Recently Built 4 5
People Living Alone 3 4
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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Capron Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles NE of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Boone
Metro Area Rockford
Standard Zip Codes 61012
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.399
Longitude -88.74

Capron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station BELOIT
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Station AFTON
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
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Capron Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 961 100%
Male 488 50.8%
Female 473 49.2%
Under 18 299 31.1%
18+ 662 68.9%
65+ 86 8.9%
Median Age 32.2
Average Family Size 3.33
White 880 91.6%
African-American 9 0.9%
Asian 5 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 1.1%
Other 41 4.3%
Mixed Race 15 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 123 12.8%

Estimated Capron Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,326
Growth 365
Growth % 38%

Capron 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 34.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.5%
Polish 7.2%
Norwegian 6.7%
US/American 5.6%
English 5.6%
Irish 5%
French (except Basque) 2%
Swedish 1.8%
Italian 1.4%
Swiss 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Czech 0.9%
Slovak 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Belgian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Slavic 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Capron 961 $52,500
Belvidere 20,820 $50,601
Caledonia 199 $52,500
Cherry Valley 2,191 $70,833
Harvard 7,996 $48,087
Marengo 6,355 $57,209
Poplar Grove 1,368 $60,800
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