Dalton City, Illinois

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Dalton City, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Dalton City People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Dalton City Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Dalton City Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Dalton City, Illinois

Comparing Dalton 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 5
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
People Living Alone 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Dalton City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Moultrie
Standard Zip Codes 61925
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.711
Longitude -88.804

Dalton 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 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 12.5 miles
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
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
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Dalton City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 581 100%
Male 281 48.4%
Female 300 51.6%
Under 18 181 31.2%
18+ 400 68.8%
65+ 46 7.9%
Median Age 33.2
Average Family Size 3.09
White 573 98.6%
African-American 3 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.5%

Estimated Dalton City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 563
Growth -18
Growth % -3.1%

Dalton 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 37%
US/American 15.2%
Irish 13.7%
English 11.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
Italian 3.5%
Dutch 2.6%
Polish 1.7%
Guyanese 1.5%
Scottish 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Norwegian 1.2%
Swedish 0.9%
Danish 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dalton City 581 $53,224
Bethany 1,287 $44,276
Decatur 81,860 $42,379
Lovington 1,222 $41,544
Macon 1,213 $48,583
Mount Zion 4,845 $60,530
Moweaqua 1,923 $48,750
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