Iuka, Illinois

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Iuka, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Iuka, Illinois

Comparing Iuka 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 8 8
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 4 5
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 8 7


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
People Living Alone 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Iuka Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 80 miles NW of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 62849
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.616
Longitude -88.79

Iuka Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SALEM
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Station FLORA 5 NW
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
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Iuka Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 598 100%
Male 283 47.3%
Female 315 52.7%
Under 18 188 31.4%
18+ 410 68.6%
65+ 84 14%
Median Age 33.7
Average Family Size 3.13
White 590 98.7%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.8%

Estimated Iuka Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 584
Growth -14
Growth % -2.3%

Iuka 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 24.5%
US/American 22.6%
Irish 16.9%
English 12.4%
French (except Basque) 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
European 2.5%
Hungarian 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Swedish 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Italian 1.3%
Polish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Helm (62849)
Omega (62849)
Slap Out (62849)

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)
Iuka 598 $29,605
Alma 386 $30,208
Kell 231 $41,719
Kinmundy 892 $37,125
Odin 1,122 $38,400
Salem 7,909 $42,070
Xenia 407 $32,125
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