Maroa, Illinois

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Maroa, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Maroa Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Maroa People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Maroa, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 7 5
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 5 6
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Working at Home 3 3


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

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Maroa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macon
Metro Area Decatur
Standard Zip Codes 61756
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.036
Longitude -88.956

Maroa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 20.5 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 21.4 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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Maroa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,654 100%
Male 829 50.1%
Female 825 49.9%
Under 18 453 27.4%
18+ 1,201 72.6%
65+ 214 12.9%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3
White 1,642 99.3%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 0.9%

Estimated Maroa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,563
Growth -91
Growth % -5.5%

Maroa 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 26.7%
English 18.3%
US/American 15.7%
Irish 11.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.1%
Polish 2.7%
Scottish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Dutch 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Greek 1.1%
British 1%
Norwegian 1%
Italian 0.8%
Russian 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
European 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Maroa 1,654 $46,908
Argenta 921 $49,028
Clinton 7,485 $48,024
Forsyth 2,434 $81,211
Kenney 374 $44,167
Oreana 892 $58,229
Warrensburg 1,289 $51,458

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Maroa High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 738
Serves 315 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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