Downs, Illinois

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Downs, Illinois

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High Points

Downs 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 6% Downs People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 8% Downs Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Downs Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Downs Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Downs, Illinois

Comparing Downs 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
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Racial Diversity 5 5
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Age of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
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 8
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Public Transportation Use 2 2


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

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Downs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 119 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County McLean
Metro Area Bloomington - Normal
Standard Zip Codes 61736
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.396
Longitude -88.87

Downs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NORMAL
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station CHENOA
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
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Downs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 776 100%
Male 391 50.4%
Female 385 49.6%
Under 18 235 30.3%
18+ 541 69.7%
65+ 58 7.5%
Median Age 32.8
Average Family Size 3.13
White 759 97.8%
African-American 7 0.9%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 5 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.9%

Estimated Downs Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 745
Growth -31
Growth % -4%

Downs 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 38.7%
US/American 18.9%
Irish 10.1%
English 9.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
European 2.4%
Italian 2.4%
Portuguese 2%
Swedish 1.5%
Scottish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
African 0.6%
French Canadian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Holder (61736)

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)
Downs 776 $56,932
Bloomington 64,808 $61,093
Ellsworth 271 $53,333
Heyworth 2,431 $60,648
Le Roy 3,332 $53,986
Normal 45,386 $60,644
Towanda 493 $51,875
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Downs High Schools (2004)

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Serves 299 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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