Lyndon, Illinois

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Lyndon, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 14% Lyndon Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
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Top 18% Lyndon Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Lyndon, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
People Above Poverty 8 6
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Short Commute Times 6 8
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
People Living Alone 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Lyndon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Whiteside
Standard Zip Codes 61261
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.717
Longitude -89.925

Lyndon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Station FULTON L&D #13
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Station WALNUT
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
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Lyndon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 566 100%
Male 286 50.5%
Female 280 49.5%
Under 18 123 21.7%
18+ 443 78.3%
65+ 82 14.5%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 2.81
White 547 96.6%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1.2%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 8 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1.2%

Estimated Lyndon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 546
Growth -20
Growth % -3.5%

Lyndon 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 32.7%
US/American 15.4%
Dutch 11.6%
English 9.2%
Irish 7%
Italian 5.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Swedish 3%
French (except Basque) 3%
Danish 1.6%
Polish 1.6%
Belgian 1.4%
European 1.4%
Scottish 1.4%
Canadian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lyndon 566 $41,528
Erie 1,589 $46,435
Morrison 4,447 $50,664
Prophetstown 2,023 $47,589
Rock Falls 9,580 $41,803
Sterling 15,451 $45,531
Tampico 772 $43,646
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