Herrick, Illinois

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Herrick, Illinois

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Herrick Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Herrick Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Herrick, Illinois

Comparing Herrick 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 7 7
Age of the Population 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 8
Portion of People Married 7 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Working at Home 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Affordability of Rents 6 7
People Living Alone 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Herrick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Shelby
Standard Zip Codes 62431
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.22
Longitude -88.984

Herrick Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PANA 3 E
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
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Herrick Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 524 100%
Male 267 51%
Female 257 49%
Under 18 161 30.7%
18+ 363 69.3%
65+ 93 17.7%
Median Age 34.1
Average Family Size 3.24
White 522 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Herrick Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 521
Growth -3
Growth % -0.6%

Herrick 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 32%
US/American 28.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
Irish 9.8%
English 9.1%
French (except Basque) 3%
Dutch 1.7%
Italian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Herrick 524 $30,000
Beecher City 493 $33,583
Cowden 612 $32,059
Oconee 202 $41,250
Pana 5,614 $35,406
Ramsey 1,056 $36,354
Tower Hill 609 $35,500

Herrick Public Libraries

Herrick Twp. P.l.
Herrick, Illinois
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