Creston, Illinois

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Creston, Illinois

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Creston Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Creston People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Creston, Illinois

Comparing Creston 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Age of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 3


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 7 4
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 5
People Living Alone 2 3
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Creston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles S of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Ogle
Metro Area Rockford
P.O. Box Zip Codes 60113
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.93
Longitude -88.964

Creston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Station PAW PAW 2 NW
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Station DIXON 1 NW
Distance 28.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Creston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 543 100%
Male 267 49.2%
Female 276 50.8%
Under 18 162 29.8%
18+ 381 70.2%
65+ 59 10.9%
Median Age 34.1
Average Family Size 3.18
White 519 95.6%
African-American 6 1.1%
Asian 2 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 6 1.1%
Mixed Race 10 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 29 5.3%

Estimated Creston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 583
Growth 40
Growth % 7.4%

Creston 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 25.2%
US/American 15.2%
English 14.2%
Irish 10.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
Norwegian 7.9%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
European 2.4%
French Canadian 2.1%
Polish 2.1%
Swedish 2.1%
Italian 1.8%
Dutch 1.8%
Danish 1.3%
Luxemburger 1%
Scottish 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Creston 543 $44,688
DeKalb 39,018 $53,017
Hillcrest 1,158 $49,375
Lee 313 $55,833
Malta 969 $51,667
Rochelle 9,424 $46,563
Steward 271 $51,500

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