Farmer City, Illinois

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Farmer City, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 7% Farmer City Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Farmer City Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Farmer City, Illinois

Comparing Farmer City 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 8 6
Senior Citizens 8 8
Age of the Population 7 8
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 7 7
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Farmer City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles W of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County De Witt
Standard Zip Codes 61842
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.24
Longitude -88.64

Farmer City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.7 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
Distance 21.3 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
Station CHENOA
Distance 34.4 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
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Farmer City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,055 100%
Male 993 48.3%
Female 1,062 51.7%
Under 18 508 24.7%
18+ 1,547 75.3%
65+ 392 19.1%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.94
White 2,046 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 8 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.4%

Estimated Farmer City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,005
Growth -50
Growth % -2.4%

Farmer City 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 28.3%
US/American 20.1%
English 14.7%
Irish 13.8%
French (except Basque) 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Swedish 2.1%
Dutch 2%
Scottish 2%
European 1.4%
Norwegian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
French Canadian 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
African 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Portuguese 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Farmer City 2,055 $45,515
Bellflower 408 $45,625
De Land 475 $45,156
Le Roy 3,332 $53,986
Mahomet 4,877 $61,063
Mansfield 949 $48,393
Weldon 440 $46,000

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Farmer City High Schools (2004)

Serves 258 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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1. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 82.2   35.4% 19.3% 17.3% 18 $46,304 3.7% 2.4% 2,418 7.5% 127 3.3% 7
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