Fairbury, Illinois

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Fairbury, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 16% Fairbury Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Fairbury, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 6 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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Fairbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles NE of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Livingston
Standard Zip Codes 61739
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.747
Longitude -88.514

Fairbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CHENOA
Distance 10.6 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
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
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Fairbury Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,968 100%
Male 1,882 47.4%
Female 2,086 52.6%
Under 18 1,071 27%
18+ 2,897 73%
65+ 834 21%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 3.05
White 3,841 96.8%
African-American 16 0.4%
Asian 18 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 66 1.7%
Mixed Race 25 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 103 2.6%

Estimated Fairbury Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,919
Growth -49
Growth % -1.2%

Fairbury 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 34.4%
US/American 21.6%
Irish 12.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
English 7%
Swiss 2.7%
Italian 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Polish 1.8%
Swedish 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Danish 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Scottish 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Austrian 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
Russian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Carpatho Rusyn 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Avoca (61739)
Champlin (61739)

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)
Fairbury 3,968 $51,117
Chatsworth 1,265 $42,679
Chenoa 1,845 $50,948
Forrest 1,225 $45,938
Pontiac 11,864 $43,231
Saunemin 456 $46,071
Strawn 104 $42,000

Fairbury Public Libraries

Dominy Memorial Library
Fairbury, Illinois
(815) 692-3231

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Fairbury High Schools (2004)

411 N 7TH ST
Serves 605 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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