Golconda, Illinois

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Golconda, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Golconda Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Golconda Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Golconda Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Golconda, Illinois

Comparing Golconda 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 3
Median Family Income 3 1
People Above Poverty 2 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Short Commute Times 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Housing Recently Built 4 5

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Golconda Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles SW of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Pope
Standard Zip Codes 62938
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.367
Longitude -88.486

Golconda Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
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Golconda Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 726 100%
Male 317 43.7%
Female 409 56.3%
Under 18 148 20.4%
18+ 578 79.6%
65+ 211 29.1%
Median Age 45.2
Average Family Size 2.86
White 693 95.5%
African-American 7 1%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 4 0.6%
Mixed Race 17 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Golconda Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 668
Growth -58
Growth % -8%

Golconda 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 30.9%
English 17.9%
US/American 12.1%
Irish 9.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.8%
Scotch-Irish 5.6%
Dutch 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Scottish 2.7%
Norwegian 2.2%
Swedish 1.8%
Greek 1.1%
European 0.9%
Swiss 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brownfield (62938)
Rosebud (62938)
Temple Hill (62938)

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)
Golconda 726 $34,375
Brookport 1,054 $30,000
Eddyville 153 $40,000
Elizabethtown 348 $38,750
Metropolis 6,482 $33,979
New Burnside 242 $32,273
Rosiclare 1,213 $32,279

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Golconda High Schools (2004)

RT 2 BOX 22
Serves 188 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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