Crescent City, Illinois

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Crescent City, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 3% trophy Crescent City Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 15% Crescent City People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Crescent City, Illinois

Comparing Crescent 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 9 7
Senior Citizens 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Age of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 8 5
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 6 7
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Crescent City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles NE of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Iroquois
Standard Zip Codes 60928
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.77
Longitude -87.858

Crescent City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WATSEKA 2 NW
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Distance 25.2 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
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Crescent City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 631 100%
Male 312 49.4%
Female 319 50.6%
Under 18 160 25.4%
18+ 471 74.6%
65+ 129 20.4%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.93
White 621 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 3 0.5%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.3%

Estimated Crescent City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 603
Growth -28
Growth % -4.4%

Crescent 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 50.2%
US/American 10.4%
Irish 8.8%
English 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.2%
French (except Basque) 4.8%
Polish 4.2%
Dutch 1.7%
Italian 1.3%
Norwegian 1.3%
Swedish 1%
Danish 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Croatian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Hungarian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Crescent City 631 $46,979
Ashkum 724 $52,857
Danforth 587 $48,125
Gilman 1,793 $46,016
Onarga 1,438 $46,016
Watseka 5,670 $40,000
Woodland 319 $35,000
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Crescent City High Schools (2004)

Serves 64 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

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