Gifford, Illinois

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Gifford, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Gifford Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Gifford People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Gifford Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Gifford Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Gifford, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Affordability of Rents 4 5
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Gifford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NE of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Champaign
Metro Area Champaign - Urbana
Standard Zip Codes 61847
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.305
Longitude -88.021

Gifford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 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
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
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Gifford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 815 100%
Male 375 46%
Female 440 54%
Under 18 183 22.5%
18+ 632 77.5%
65+ 187 22.9%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 2.85
White 797 97.8%
African-American 8 1%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Gifford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 999
Growth 184
Growth % 22.6%

Gifford 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 46.4%
Irish 11.2%
English 10.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.8%
US/American 6.9%
Italian 3%
Dutch 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2%
Polish 1.9%
Swiss 1.4%
French Canadian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Scottish 1%
Swedish 0.8%
European 0.7%
Norwegian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gifford 815 $55,375
Ludlow 324 $41,875
Paxton 4,525 $44,256
Potomac 681 $44,583
Rantoul 12,857 $43,543
Royal 279 $60,833
Thomasboro 1,233 $47,212
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