Central City, Illinois

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Central City, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Central City Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 6% Central City Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 10% Central City Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Central City, Illinois

Comparing Central City 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 8 8
Racial Diversity 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Age of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 2
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Affordability of Rents 6 7
People Living Alone 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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Central City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 62 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 62801
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.548
Longitude -89.126

Central City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SALEM
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
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Central City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,371 100%
Male 665 48.5%
Female 706 51.5%
Under 18 391 28.5%
18+ 980 71.5%
65+ 191 13.9%
Median Age 33.9
Average Family Size 3.02
White 1,302 95%
African-American 25 1.8%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 8 0.6%
Mixed Race 28 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 34 2.5%

Estimated Central City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,342
Growth -29
Growth % -2.1%

Central City 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 32.5%
US/American 18%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.3%
Irish 11.5%
English 11.3%
Polish 2.8%
Italian 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Norwegian 1.2%
Swedish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Scottish 0.7%
Dutch 0.5%
British 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
European 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cravat (62801)
Finney Heights (62801)
Raccoon (62801)
Suburban Heights (62801)

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)
Central City 1,371 $36,518
Centralia 14,136 $39,123
Hoffman 460 $52,500
Junction City 559 $40,000
Odin 1,122 $38,400
Sandoval 1,434 $35,700
Wamac 1,378 $28,490
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1. Decherd, Tennessee 81.3   29.9% 17.2% 9.1% 20 $35,817 6.9% 17.3% 2,246 18.3% 52.1 0.4% 7.1
2. Junction, Texas 80   28.8% 18.1% 11.2% 16 $30,865 7.3% 13.9% 2,618 21.7% 53.9 0.2% 7.6
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