Introduction to Hoopeston, Illinois

Hoopeston, Illinois, in Vermilion county, is 38 miles NE of Champaign, Illinois and 93 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana. There are an estimated 5,965 people in the city.

Hoopeston History

The city of Hoopeston was initially developed as a railroad junction. It was established in 1871 and named after Thomas Hoopes, who offered his land for the laying of rail tracks. Hoopeston is located at the intersection of the Western and Vincennes Railroads.

Hoopeston and nearby Attractions

  • Pla Mor Lanes Bowling Alley
  • Champaign County Historical Museum
  • McFerren Park
  • Skater’s Paradise
  • Staerkel Planetarium
  • Kids Cheese Park

Things To Do In Hoopeston

The Kickapoo State Recreation Area and the Lorraine Theater are popular local recreational spots. Local museums include the Krannert Art Museum and the Early American Museum. Local parks include the Village of Cissna Park and the Crystal Lake Park. The Sweet Corn Festival is a very popular local festival.

Hoopeston Transportation

Flights are available from Terre Haute International Airport.

Hoopeston Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Parkland College, Olivet Nazarene University and Purdue University.


Total Population 5,474
Male Share of the Population 45.5%
Female Share of the Population 54.5%
Senior Citizens 20.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,190
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 52.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.8%
Median Earnings25+ $28,785
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,207
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,393


Median Family Income $56,955
% Above Poverty Level 82.2%
% Below Poverty Level 17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 32.5%
Median Gross Rent $521
Median House Value $66,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.5%
US/American 0%
English 11.6%
Irish 10.5%

Hoopeston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NE of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Vermilion
Standard Zip Codes 60942
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.467
Longitude -87.668

Hoopeston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Station WATSEKA 2 NW
Distance 23.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Henning 364 $36,480

Hoopeston Public Libraries

Hoopeston P.l.d.
Hoopeston, Illinois
(217) 283-6711
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Hoopeston Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(217) 283-5531
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 361 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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