Herscher, Illinois

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Herscher, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Herscher Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Herscher College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Herscher People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Herscher, Illinois

Comparing Herscher 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Senior Citizens 4 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 2
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
People Above Poverty 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 6 7
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Herscher Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles S of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 60 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Kankakee
Standard Zip Codes 60941
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.049
Longitude -88.097

Herscher Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station WATSEKA 2 NW
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches
Distance 37.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
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Herscher Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,523 100%
Male 759 49.8%
Female 764 50.2%
Under 18 476 31.3%
18+ 1,047 68.7%
65+ 200 13.1%
Median Age 33.4
Average Family Size 3.21
White 1,492 98%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.5%
Other 4 0.3%
Mixed Race 13 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.5%

Estimated Herscher Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,554
Growth 31
Growth % 2%

Herscher 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 32.1%
Irish 12.5%
US/American 11.3%
French (except Basque) 10.1%
English 8.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
Italian 3.1%
Polish 2.7%
Dutch 2.7%
French Canadian 2.1%
Swedish 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Scottish 1%
Norwegian 0.8%
Croatian 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
British 0.4%
Luxemburger 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
European 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Herscher 1,523 $56,583
Bonfield 364 $55,972
Buckingham 237 $68,750
Cabery 263 $39,375
Campus 145 $49,250
Essex 554 $51,118
Reddick 219 $66,250
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Herscher High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 504
Serves 706 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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