Girard, Illinois

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Girard, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 19% Girard Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Girard, Illinois

Comparing Girard 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 7 4
Senior Citizens 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
Median Family Income 5 2
People Above Poverty 4 3
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 4 5
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 8
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Girard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles S of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macoupin
Standard Zip Codes 62640
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.446
Longitude -89.78

Girard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VIRDEN
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Girard Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,245 100%
Male 1,088 48.5%
Female 1,157 51.5%
Under 18 595 26.5%
18+ 1,650 73.5%
65+ 385 17.1%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3.07
White 2,221 98.9%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 1 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 15 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 1.1%

Estimated Girard Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,237
Growth -8
Growth % -0.4%

Girard 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 25.6%
US/American 18.4%
English 17.6%
Irish 10.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
Dutch 3.4%
Italian 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2%
Scottish 1.9%
Austrian 1.2%
Slovak 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Polish 1%
Swedish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Portuguese 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
European 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

McVey (62640)

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)
Girard 2,245 $39,028
Farmersville 768 $41,417
Nilwood 284 $34,750
Standard City 138 $25,000
Thayer 750 $51,750
Virden 3,488 $41,511
Waggoner 245 $40,125

Girard Public Libraries

Girard Twp. Library
Girard, Illinois
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Girard High Schools (2004)

Serves 213 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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