Mahomet, Illinois

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Mahomet, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Mahomet College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Mahomet People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Mahomet Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Mahomet Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Mahomet, Illinois

Comparing Mahomet 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 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 5 5
Age of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Short Commute Times 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3
People Living Alone 1 1

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Mahomet Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Champaign
Metro Area Champaign - Urbana
Standard Zip Codes 61853
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.195
Longitude -88.404

Mahomet Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station URBANA
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Mahomet Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,877 100%
Male 2,355 48.3%
Female 2,522 51.7%
Under 18 1,673 34.3%
18+ 3,204 65.7%
65+ 337 6.9%
Median Age 34
Average Family Size 3.27
White 4,788 98.2%
African-American 7 0.1%
Asian 29 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.1%
Other 19 0.4%
Mixed Race 29 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 46 0.9%

Estimated Mahomet Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,714
Growth 837
Growth % 17.2%

Mahomet 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 34.1%
English 16%
US/American 10.4%
Irish 7.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Italian 3%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Dutch 2.6%
Danish 2.5%
Polish 2.4%
Swedish 2.3%
Norwegian 2.3%
Scottish 1.6%
Swiss 1.3%
British 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
European 0.9%
Greek 0.7%
Portuguese 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Czech 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mahomet 4,877 $61,063
Bondville 455 $38,462
Champaign 67,518 $52,628
Fisher 1,647 $50,050
Mansfield 949 $48,393
Thomasboro 1,233 $47,212
Urbana 36,395 $42,655

Mahomet Public Libraries

Mahomet P.l.d.
"512 E. MAIN ST., P.O. BOX 829"
Mahomet, Illinois
(217) 586-2611
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Mahomet High Schools (2004)

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Serves 840 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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