Leaf River, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Leaf River, Illinois

Comparing Leaf River 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 8 8
Racial Diversity 6 6
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Age of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 3 4


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
Median Family Income 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 6
Short Commute Times 3 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
People Living Alone 2 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Leaf River Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles SW of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Ogle
Metro Area Rockford
Standard Zip Codes 61047
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.125
Longitude -89.403

Leaf River Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station DIXON 1 NW
Distance 19.7 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
Distance 29.8 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
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Leaf River Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 555 100%
Male 267 48.1%
Female 288 51.9%
Under 18 147 26.5%
18+ 408 73.5%
65+ 70 12.6%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.07
White 545 98.2%
African-American 9 1.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.7%

Estimated Leaf River Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 554
Growth -1
Growth % -0.2%

Leaf River 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 44.3%
English 9.7%
US/American 9.7%
Irish 7.7%
Swedish 7.2%
Italian 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.2%
Hungarian 2.7%
Norwegian 2.7%
Polish 2.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Canadian 1.2%
Belgian 1%
Greek 1%
Pennsylvania German 1%
Scottish 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Egan (61047)

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)
Leaf River 555 $40,268
Adeline 139 $61,250
Byron 2,917 $46,250
German Valley 481 $48,750
Mount Morris 3,013 $51,019
Oregon 4,060 $41,250
Stillman Valley 1,048 $54,792

Leaf River Public Libraries

Bertolet Mem. L.d.
Leaf River, Illinois
(815) 738-2742
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