Cerro Gordo, Illinois

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Cerro Gordo, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Cerro Gordo, Illinois

Comparing Cerro Gordo 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
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
People Above Poverty 8 6
Median Family Income 7 5
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 6
Working at Home 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
People Living Alone 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Cerro Gordo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles E of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Piatt
Standard Zip Codes 61818
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.89
Longitude -88.728

Cerro Gordo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
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Cerro Gordo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,436 100%
Male 695 48.4%
Female 741 51.6%
Under 18 399 27.8%
18+ 1,037 72.2%
65+ 207 14.4%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 3
White 1,431 99.7%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Cerro Gordo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,385
Growth -51
Growth % -3.6%

Cerro Gordo 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 37.4%
English 17.2%
US/American 12.4%
Irish 8.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.9%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Italian 1.7%
Dutch 1.7%
French Canadian 1.3%
Scottish 1.2%
Greek 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Canadian 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
British 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cerro Gordo 1,436 $45,250
Argenta 921 $49,028
Bement 1,784 $47,652
Cisco 264 $43,750
Hammond 518 $51,528
Mount Zion 4,845 $60,530
Oreana 892 $58,229

Cerro Gordo Public Libraries

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Cerro Gordo, Illinois
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Cerro Gordo High Schools (2004)

Serves 183 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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