Marseilles, Illinois

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Marseilles, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Marseilles, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
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to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
Median Family Income 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4

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Marseilles Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles W of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County La Salle
Standard Zip Codes 61341
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.33
Longitude -88.708

Marseilles Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OTTAWA 5 SW
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station DWIGHT
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Marseilles Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,655 100%
Male 2,256 48.5%
Female 2,399 51.5%
Under 18 1,161 24.9%
18+ 3,494 75.1%
65+ 773 16.6%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 2.99
White 4,559 97.9%
African-American 4 0.1%
Asian 12 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.2%
Other 30 0.6%
Mixed Race 40 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 89 1.9%

Estimated Marseilles Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,860
Growth 205
Growth % 4.4%

Marseilles 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 20%
Irish 16.4%
Italian 12.3%
English 9.9%
Norwegian 9.8%
US/American 8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Polish 3.4%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Swedish 1.6%
European 1.6%
Scottish 1.6%
Dutch 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Romanian 0.8%
Czech 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Swiss 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Danway (61341)

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)
Marseilles 4,655 $45,909
Grand Ridge 546 $52,000
Kinsman 109 $47,083
Naplate 523 $41,250
Ottawa 18,307 $44,435
Ransom 409 $55,682
Seneca 2,053 $57,552

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