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Overview

Introduction to Chillicothe, Illinois

Chillicothe, Illinois, in Peoria county, is 16 miles N of Peoria, Illinois and 115 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The city is included in the Peoria-Pekin metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 5,996 people lived in Chillicothe.

Chillicothe History

Chillicothe is located on the Illinois River. It was named after the indigenous Chillicothe Native Americans, the original inhabitants of the area.

Chillicothe and nearby Attractions

  • Woodford State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Peoria Historical Society and Museum
  • George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden
  • Glen Oak Zoo
  • Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Peoria Zoo

Things To Do In Chillicothe

The Woodford State Fish and Wildlife Area, the Glen Oak Zoo and the George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden are all nearby. Local museums include the Peoria Historical Society and Museum and the Wheels o'Time Museum. The Rock Island Trail State Park, Jubilee College State Park and the John C. Proctor Recreation Center offer opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and camping.

Chillicothe Transportation

Flights are available from Greater Peoria Regional Airport.

Chillicothe Higher Education

Bradley University, Illinois Central College, Illinois State University and Heartland Community College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 6,181
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,853
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 54.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,212
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,040

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,487
% Above Poverty Level 86.9%
% Below Poverty Level 13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.4%
Median Gross Rent $615
Median House Value $120,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.9%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 24.3%

Chillicothe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles N of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Peoria
Metro Area Peoria - Pekin
Standard Zip Codes 61523
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.922
Longitude -89.486

Chillicothe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LACON 1 N
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station PRINCEVILLE
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Station MINONK
Distance 23.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Edgewater Terrace (61523)

Galena Knolls (61523)

Holmes Center (61523)

North Hampton (61523)

Renchville (61523)

Rome Heights (61523)

South Rome (61523)

Vets Row (61523)

Vonachen Knolls (61523)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Germantown Hills 3,439 $109,263

Chillicothe Public Libraries

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Chillicothe P.l.d.
822 NORTH SECOND STREET
Chillicothe, Illinois
(309) 274-2719

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IL VALLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
1300 W SYCAMORE ST
309-274-5481
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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