Harristown, Illinois

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Harristown, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Harristown Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Harristown People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Harristown, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 7
Short Commute Times 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
People Living Alone 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Harristown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macon
Metro Area Decatur
P.O. Box Zip Codes 62537
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.853
Longitude -89.083

Harristown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 36.5 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
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Harristown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,338 100%
Male 672 50.2%
Female 666 49.8%
Under 18 336 25.1%
18+ 1,002 74.9%
65+ 178 13.3%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 2.98
White 1,323 98.9%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated Harristown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,259
Growth -79
Growth % -5.9%

Harristown 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
US/American 24.7%
German 22.4%
English 15%
Irish 14.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.6%
Italian 2.1%
Scottish 2%
Dutch 1.6%
Polish 1.2%
Welsh 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Austrian 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Harristown 1,338 $48,162
Decatur 81,860 $42,379
Forsyth 2,434 $81,211
Illiopolis 916 $52,898
Latham 371 $47,292
Niantic 738 $42,500
Warrensburg 1,289 $51,458
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