Marquette Heights, Illinois

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Marquette Heights, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Marquette Heights Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Marquette Heights People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 19% Marquette Heights Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Marquette Heights, Illinois

Comparing Marquette Heights 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Age of the Population 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 4 4
Public Transportation Use 2 2


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

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Marquette Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles S of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Tazewell
Metro Area Peoria - Pekin
Standard Zip Codes 61554
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.617
Longitude -89.6

Marquette Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.5 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 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
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Marquette Heights Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,794 100%
Male 1,406 50.3%
Female 1,388 49.7%
Under 18 797 28.5%
18+ 1,997 71.5%
65+ 220 7.9%
Median Age 34.2
Average Family Size 3.08
White 2,744 98.2%
African-American 11 0.4%
Asian 7 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 11 0.4%
Mixed Race 19 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 37 1.3%

Estimated Marquette Heights Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,826
Growth 32
Growth % 1.1%

Marquette Heights 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 35.5%
Irish 15.5%
US/American 11.7%
English 9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Swedish 3.2%
Dutch 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Scottish 2.6%
Italian 2.3%
Polish 1.7%
French Canadian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Danish 0.8%
British 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Slovene 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Midway (61554)
Normandale (61554)
Pekin Heights (61554)
Pekin Mall (61554)
Schaeferville (61554)

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)
Marquette Heights 2,794 $50,714
Bartonville 6,310 $49,909
Creve Coeur 5,448 $41,006
East Peoria 22,638 $51,836
North Pekin 1,574 $44,013
Pekin 33,857 $46,346
Peoria 112,936 $46,882

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