Cherry, Illinois

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Cherry, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Cherry Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Cherry People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Cherry Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Cherry Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Cherry, Illinois

Comparing Cherry 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 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Age of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 6 6
Racial Diversity 4 4
Male Share of the Population 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 4 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Short Commute Times 6 7
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 8
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Cherry Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Bureau
P.O. Box Zip Codes 61317
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.426
Longitude -89.213

Cherry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PERU
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
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Cherry Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 509 100%
Male 240 47.2%
Female 269 52.8%
Under 18 122 24%
18+ 387 76%
65+ 82 16.1%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 2.93
White 496 97.4%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 6 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.8%

Estimated Cherry Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 499
Growth -10
Growth % -2%

Cherry 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
Italian 25.2%
German 23.8%
Polish 11.3%
English 7.9%
Irish 6.7%
US/American 5.8%
Dutch 5.3%
Czechoslovakian 2.3%
Norwegian 2.1%
Slovak 1.9%
Swedish 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Romanian 0.5%
Greek 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cherry 509 $48,438
Arlington 211 $38,125
Dalzell 717 $56,375
La Moille 773 $46,563
Ladd 1,313 $49,783
Seatonville 303 $41,071
Spring Valley 5,398 $50,348
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