Cowden strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):
Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
Comparing Cowden to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):
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|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Male Share of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Age of the Population|
|Average Household Size|
|Portion of People Married|
|People Above Poverty|
|Median Family Income|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|College Educated Adults|
|Short Commute Times|
|Working at Home|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Affordability of Rents|
|People Living Alone|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Nearest Medium City||41 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||87 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri|
|Standard Zip Codes||62422, 62438|
|Phone Area Codes||217|
|Time Zone||Central (-6 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Station||PANA 3 E|
|Jan Temp||16 to 34 F|
|Apr Temp||42 to 64 F|
|Jul Temp||65 to 88 F|
|Oct Temp||43 to 68 F|
|Annual Precip||40.5 inches|
|Jan Temp||18 to 35 F|
|Apr Temp||42 to 64 F|
|Jul Temp||66 to 87 F|
|Oct Temp||43 to 67 F|
|Annual Precip||42 inches|
|Jan Temp||15 to 34 F|
|Apr Temp||41 to 64 F|
|Jul Temp||64 to 88 F|
|Oct Temp||42 to 68 F|
|Annual Precip||37.5 inches|
|Average Family Size||3.21|
|American Indian & Alaskan||0||0%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||0||0%|
|Est. 2005 Population||593|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||14.2%|
|French (except Basque)||2.8%|
According to the US Postal Service, Cowden, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Bowling Green (62422)
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PO BOX 188
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Serves 151 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1
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