Lacon, Illinois

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Lacon, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lacon Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Lacon Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lacon People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Lacon Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Lacon Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Lacon, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
People Above Poverty 9 7
Median Family Income 8 5
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Short Commute Times 4 5
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Lacon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles N of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 61540
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.024
Longitude -89.411

Lacon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LACON 1 N
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
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Lacon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,979 100%
Male 931 47%
Female 1,048 53%
Under 18 429 21.7%
18+ 1,550 78.3%
65+ 476 24.1%
Median Age 42.3
Average Family Size 2.87
White 1,961 99.1%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 0.9%

Estimated Lacon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,923
Growth -56
Growth % -2.8%

Lacon 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 35.7%
Irish 15%
English 11.3%
US/American 9.5%
French (except Basque) 5.3%
Swedish 4.8%
Italian 4.3%
Scottish 2.5%
British 2.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.5%
Dutch 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
European 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
Lebanese 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Belgian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
French Canadian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lacon 1,979 $47,670
Chillicothe 5,996 $50,981
Henry 2,540 $50,375
Hopewell 396 $71,250
La Rose 159 $50,000
Sparland 504 $36,750
Varna 436 $36,591

Lacon Public Libraries

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Lacon, Illinois
(309) 246-2855

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