Elmwood, Illinois

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Elmwood, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Elmwood Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Elmwood People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Elmwood Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Elmwood, Illinois

Comparing Elmwood 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 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Age of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 6 7
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 6 6


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 3 5
Working at Home 2 1


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

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Elmwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles W of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 141 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Peoria
Metro Area Peoria - Pekin
Standard Zip Codes 61529
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.777
Longitude -89.966

Elmwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Station GALVA
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station KEWANEE 1 E
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
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Elmwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,945 100%
Male 913 46.9%
Female 1,032 53.1%
Under 18 515 26.5%
18+ 1,430 73.5%
65+ 328 16.9%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 2.99
White 1,920 98.7%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.4%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 11 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 0.8%

Estimated Elmwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,893
Growth -52
Growth % -2.7%

Elmwood 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 31.8%
English 21.9%
US/American 11.5%
Irish 7.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Swedish 3.9%
Scottish 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Italian 2.1%
Norwegian 1.6%
Dutch 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Polish 1.3%
British 0.6%
Belgian 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Croatian 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
European 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cramers (61529)
Rosefield (61529)

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)
Elmwood 1,945 $51,505
Brimfield 933 $42,083
Farmington 2,601 $49,167
Hanna City 1,013 $50,938
Maquon 318 $36,563
Williamsfield 620 $46,875
Yates City 725 $42,679

Elmwood Public Libraries

Morrison & Mary Wiley Library
Elmwood, Illinois
(309) 742-2431

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Elmwood High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 192 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

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