Divernon, Illinois

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Divernon, Illinois

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High Points

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

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People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 17% Divernon People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Divernon, Illinois

Comparing Divernon 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 Women 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Racial Diversity 4 5
Age of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 4 4


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 8 6
People Above Poverty 8 6
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 7
Short Commute Times 4 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Divernon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles S of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Sangamon
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 62530
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.565
Longitude -89.657

Divernon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VIRDEN
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Divernon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,201 100%
Male 578 48.1%
Female 623 51.9%
Under 18 320 26.6%
18+ 881 73.4%
65+ 153 12.7%
Median Age 36
Average Family Size 2.98
White 1,185 98.7%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 7 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 1.4%

Estimated Divernon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,145
Growth -56
Growth % -4.7%

Divernon 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 29.4%
English 16.6%
Irish 10%
US/American 9.9%
Italian 9.5%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
European 2.8%
Dutch 2.5%
Polish 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Hungarian 1.5%
British 1.5%
Scottish 1.3%
Portuguese 1.3%
Lithuanian 1.3%
Austrian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Macedonian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cimic (62530)

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)
Divernon 1,201 $49,706
Auburn 4,317 $49,200
Chatham 8,583 $64,257
Farmersville 768 $41,417
Pawnee 2,647 $54,736
Thayer 750 $51,750
Virden 3,488 $41,511

Divernon Public Libraries

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Divernon High Schools (2004)

Serves 77 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.6

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