Coal City, Illinois

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Coal City, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Coal City Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Coal City Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Coal City Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Coal City Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Coal City People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Coal City, Illinois

Comparing Coal City 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 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 4
Racial Diversity 3 4
Age of the Population 3 3


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 4 5
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 8
People Living Alone 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
Affordability of Rents 2 3

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Coal City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles SW of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Grundy
Standard Zip Codes 60416
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.287
Longitude -88.285

Coal City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 34.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
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Coal City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,797 100%
Male 2,344 48.9%
Female 2,453 51.1%
Under 18 1,317 27.5%
18+ 3,480 72.5%
65+ 605 12.6%
Median Age 34.2
Average Family Size 3.1
White 4,723 98.5%
African-American 6 0.1%
Asian 1 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.3%
Other 26 0.5%
Mixed Race 28 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 91 1.9%

Estimated Coal City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,170
Growth 373
Growth % 7.8%

Coal City 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 22.9%
Italian 20.5%
Irish 17%
English 7.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Norwegian 3.9%
Polish 3.1%
US/American 3%
Scottish 2.4%
Czech 2.1%
Swedish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Dutch 1.2%
Czechoslovakian 1.1%
Macedonian 1.1%
French Canadian 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Slovak 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
Slovene 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Hungarian 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Eileen (60416)

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)
Coal City 4,797 $65,509
Braceville 792 $50,395
Braidwood 5,203 $59,047
Carbon Hill 392 $56,875
Diamond 1,393 $49,688
Gardner 1,406 $51,827
Godley 594 $43,036

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Coal City High Schools (2004)

Serves 577 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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Track straightening near Coal City. between 1900 and 1905

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Track straightening near Coal City. between 1900 and 1905

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