Jerome, Illinois

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Jerome, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Jerome Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Jerome Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 8% Jerome Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Jerome Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Jerome People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Jerome Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Jerome College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Jerome, Illinois

Comparing Jerome 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
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Short Commute Times 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Working at Home 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Affordability of Rents 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Jerome Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Sangamon
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 62704
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.767
Longitude -89.68

Jerome Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 26.8 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
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
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Jerome Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,414 100%
Male 662 46.8%
Female 752 53.2%
Under 18 254 18%
18+ 1,160 82%
65+ 356 25.2%
Median Age 44.5
Average Family Size 2.64
White 1,331 94.1%
African-American 24 1.7%
Asian 28 2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 5 0.4%
Mixed Race 20 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 1.7%

Estimated Jerome Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,327
Growth -87
Growth % -6.2%

Jerome 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 29.8%
English 13.5%
Irish 13%
US/American 11.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.8%
Italian 4.5%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Dutch 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Swedish 2.1%
Polish 1.7%
Scottish 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
European 0.7%
British 0.6%
Croatian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Russian 0.3%
African 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
Turkish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jerome 1,414 $48,362
Chatham 8,583 $64,257
Grandview 1,537 $39,485
Leland Grove 1,592 $92,245
Rochester 2,893 $73,191
Southern View 1,695 $47,386
Springfield 111,454 $51,298
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