Knoxville, Illinois

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Knoxville, Illinois

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 6% Knoxville Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Knoxville Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Knoxville People in Middle Class or Better
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 11% Knoxville Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Knoxville Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Knoxville, Illinois

Comparing Knoxville 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
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Age of the Population 9 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 5 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
People Living Alone 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6

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Knoxville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles W of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 151 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 61448
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.908
Longitude -90.284

Knoxville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station GALVA
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Knoxville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,183 100%
Male 1,469 46.2%
Female 1,714 53.8%
Under 18 753 23.7%
18+ 2,430 76.3%
65+ 707 22.2%
Median Age 41.9
Average Family Size 2.89
White 3,138 98.6%
African-American 11 0.3%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 4 0.1%
Mixed Race 24 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 0.6%

Estimated Knoxville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,005
Growth -178
Growth % -5.6%

Knoxville 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 21.8%
English 20.2%
US/American 14.1%
Swedish 12.9%
Irish 9.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
Norwegian 3.6%
Italian 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Dutch 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
European 1.1%
Scottish 1%
Polish 0.9%
Belgian 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Knoxville 3,183 $49,688
Abingdon 3,612 $40,337
East Galesburg 839 $44,750
Galesburg 33,706 $41,796
Henderson 319 $39,583
Maquon 318 $36,563
Wataga 857 $41,786

Knoxville Public Libraries

Knoxville P.l.
200 E. MAIN ST.
Knoxville, Illinois
(309) 289-2113

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Knoxville High Schools (2004)

Serves 345 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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