El Paso, Illinois

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El Paso, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% El Paso Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% El Paso People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 13% El Paso Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% El Paso Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% El Paso Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% El Paso Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of El Paso, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 7 7


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


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

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El Paso Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles N of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Woodford
Metro Area Peoria - Pekin
Standard Zip Codes 61738
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.739
Longitude -89.016

El Paso Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MINONK
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station CHENOA
Distance 15.7 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
Distance 35.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
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El Paso Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,695 100%
Male 1,292 47.9%
Female 1,403 52.1%
Under 18 717 26.6%
18+ 1,978 73.4%
65+ 440 16.3%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 3.12
White 2,665 98.9%
African-American 4 0.1%
Asian 6 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 6 0.2%
Mixed Race 10 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 0.7%

Estimated El Paso Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,748
Growth 53
Growth % 2%

El Paso 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 42.1%
US/American 14%
Irish 13.2%
English 12.9%
Swedish 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
Swiss 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Italian 0.8%
British 0.7%
Yugoslavian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Canadian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
El Paso 2,695 $55,286
Benson 408 $55,536
Gridley 1,411 $51,908
Hudson 1,510 $65,703
Kappa 170 $50,417
Roanoke 1,994 $54,750
Secor 379 $44,722

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El Paso High Schools (2004)

600 N ELM ST
Serves 268 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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