Cherry Valley, Illinois

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Cherry Valley, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Cherry Valley Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Cherry Valley Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Cherry Valley Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Cherry Valley People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Cherry Valley College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Cherry Valley, Illinois

Comparing Cherry Valley 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 Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Age of the Population 5 5
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 6


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 5 6
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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Cherry Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles E of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Winnebago
Metro Area Rockford
Standard Zip Codes 61016
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.234
Longitude -88.948

Cherry Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
Distance 17.9 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 18.9 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
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Cherry Valley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,191 100%
Male 1,103 50.3%
Female 1,088 49.7%
Under 18 557 25.4%
18+ 1,634 74.6%
65+ 176 8%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 3.02
White 2,059 94%
African-American 37 1.7%
Asian 56 2.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 19 0.9%
Mixed Race 15 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 48 2.2%

Estimated Cherry Valley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,228
Growth 37
Growth % 1.7%

Cherry Valley 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 23.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.9%
Irish 11.4%
Swedish 9.7%
Italian 8.9%
Polish 8.5%
English 6%
US/American 5.4%
Norwegian 4%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Finnish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Croatian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
European 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Irene (61016)

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)
Cherry Valley 2,191 $70,833
Belvidere 20,820 $50,601
Caledonia 199 $52,500
Loves Park 20,044 $52,061
Machesney Park 20,759 $53,788
Poplar Grove 1,368 $60,800
Rockford 150,115 $45,465

Cherry Valley Public Libraries

Cherry Valley D.l.
755 E. STATE ST.
Cherry Valley, Illinois
(815) 332-5161
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