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People

Total Population 972
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 530
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 56.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,923
% Above Poverty Level 97.5%
% Below Poverty Level 2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.1%
Median Gross Rent $810
Median House Value $158,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
US/American 0%
English 13.3%
Irish 22.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station FARMER CITY
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bloomington 78,206 $82,026
Ellsworth 259 $69,107

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Downs High Schools

TRI-VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
PO BOX 109
309-378-2911
Serves 299 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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