Farina, Illinois

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Farina, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Farina Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Farina Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 13% Farina Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Farina, Illinois

Comparing Farina 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
Age of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
People Above Poverty 6 3
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 7 8
Public Transportation Use 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Farina Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Fayette
Standard Zip Codes 62838
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.834
Longitude -88.772

Farina Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station FLORA 5 NW
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
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Farina Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 558 100%
Male 259 46.4%
Female 299 53.6%
Under 18 126 22.6%
18+ 432 77.4%
65+ 123 22%
Median Age 43.1
Average Family Size 2.96
White 554 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Farina Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 560
Growth 2
Growth % 0.4%

Farina 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 53.2%
US/American 16.1%
English 9.5%
Irish 6.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Welsh 1.7%
Polish 0.9%
Greek 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
European 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Swiss 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Farina 558 $41,875
Alma 386 $30,208
Edgewood 527 $31,875
Iola 171 $30,938
Kinmundy 892 $37,125
Mason 396 $41,797
St. Peter 386 $42,321
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Farina High Schools (2004)

RR 2 BOX 9-1
Serves 269 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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