Chenoa, Illinois

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Chenoa, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Chenoa People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 18% Chenoa Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Chenoa, Illinois

Comparing Chenoa 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 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Racial Diversity 6 6
Senior Citizens 5 6
Age of the Population 4 4
Female Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 7


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 7 8
Public Transportation Use 3 2


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

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Chenoa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NE of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 95 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County McLean
Metro Area Bloomington - Normal
Standard Zip Codes 61726
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.741
Longitude -88.719

Chenoa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CHENOA
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station MINONK
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station DWIGHT
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Chenoa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,845 100%
Male 911 49.4%
Female 934 50.6%
Under 18 510 27.6%
18+ 1,335 72.4%
65+ 277 15%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,803 97.7%
African-American 4 0.2%
Asian 7 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 20 1.1%
Mixed Race 10 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 48 2.6%

Estimated Chenoa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,805
Growth -40
Growth % -2.2%

Chenoa 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 34.6%
US/American 15.1%
English 11.6%
Irish 9.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.5%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Dutch 2.8%
Scottish 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Italian 1.8%
Norwegian 1.5%
Scandinavian 1%
Polish 0.9%
British 0.7%
Belgian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Meadows (61726)
Weston (61726)
Yates (61726)

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)
Chenoa 1,845 $50,948
Colfax 989 $50,500
Fairbury 3,968 $51,117
Flanagan 1,083 $49,167
Gridley 1,411 $51,908
Lexington 1,912 $54,336
Pontiac 11,864 $43,231

Chenoa Public Libraries

Chenoa P.l.
Chenoa, Illinois
(815) 945-4253
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Chenoa High Schools (2004)

Serves 133 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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