Junction City, Illinois

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Junction City, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Junction City Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Junction City Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 16% Junction City Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Junction City, Illinois

Comparing Junction City 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 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Senior Citizens 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 3
Age of the Population 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
People Living Alone 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Junction City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 62 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 62882
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.58
Longitude -89.127

Junction City 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 10.8 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
Distance 13.4 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
Distance 26.8 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
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Junction City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 559 100%
Male 275 49.2%
Female 284 50.8%
Under 18 174 31.1%
18+ 385 68.9%
65+ 62 11.1%
Median Age 33.4
Average Family Size 3.11
White 551 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Junction City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 549
Growth -10
Growth % -1.8%

Junction City 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
US/American 31%
German 27.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
Irish 6.9%
French (except Basque) 4.7%
Italian 3.4%
English 2.8%
Polish 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Welsh 1.6%
Lithuanian 1.6%
African 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fairman (62882)
Glen Ridge (62882)

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)
Junction City 559 $40,000
Central City 1,371 $36,518
Centralia 14,136 $39,123
Hoffman 460 $52,500
Odin 1,122 $38,400
Sandoval 1,434 $35,700
Wamac 1,378 $28,490
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