Lanark, Illinois

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Lanark, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 12% Lanark Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Lanark Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Lanark, Illinois

Comparing Lanark 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
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Age of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 5 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 6 7
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 9
People Living Alone 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Lanark Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles W of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 61046
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.102
Longitude -89.833

Lanark Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Station DIXON 1 NW
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Lanark Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,584 100%
Male 780 49.2%
Female 804 50.8%
Under 18 405 25.6%
18+ 1,179 74.4%
65+ 285 18%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 2.96
White 1,538 97.1%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 17 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 22 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated Lanark Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,483
Growth -101
Growth % -6.4%

Lanark 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 58.1%
Irish 9.4%
English 7.9%
US/American 5.3%
Norwegian 2.8%
Swedish 2.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
Polish 1.9%
Scottish 1.6%
Pennsylvania German 1.2%
European 1.1%
Italian 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Greek 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Belgian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake Carroll (61046)

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)
Lanark 1,584 $45,800
Chadwick 505 $44,773
Forreston 1,469 $44,853
Milledgeville 1,016 $43,807
Mount Carroll 1,832 $40,511
Pearl City 780 $55,096
Shannon 854 $48,083

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Lanark High Schools (2004)

Serves 252 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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