Mackinaw, Illinois

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Mackinaw, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Mackinaw Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Mackinaw Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Mackinaw Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Mackinaw, Illinois

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Mackinaw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles SE of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Tazewell
Metro Area Peoria - Pekin
Standard Zip Codes 61755
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.536
Longitude -89.357

Mackinaw Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NORMAL
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Mackinaw Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,452 100%
Male 702 48.3%
Female 750 51.7%
Under 18 383 26.4%
18+ 1,069 73.6%
65+ 229 15.8%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 3.04
White 1,419 97.7%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 16 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 1.3%

Estimated Mackinaw Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,614
Growth 162
Growth % 11.2%

Mackinaw 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 33.4%
US/American 17.9%
Irish 11.3%
English 10.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9%
Swedish 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Italian 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Dutch 1.2%
Norwegian 1.1%
Polish 0.9%
Welsh 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
European 0.8%
Greek 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Lebanese 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lilly (61755)

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)
Mackinaw 1,452 $49,750
Deer Creek 605 $43,750
Goodfield 686 $61,736
Hopedale 929 $42,625
Minier 1,244 $47,500
Morton 15,198 $62,935
Tremont 2,029 $53,800

Mackinaw Public Libraries

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Mackinaw, Illinois
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