Matherville, Illinois

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Matherville, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Comparative Profile of Matherville, Illinois

Comparing Matherville 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 10 10
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 3 4
Senior Citizens 3 3
Age of the Population 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 5 3
People Above Poverty 4 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 7
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 7
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Matherville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles S of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 158 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Mercer
P.O. Box Zip Codes 61263
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.259
Longitude -90.607

Matherville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ALEDO
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Matherville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 772 100%
Male 367 47.5%
Female 405 52.5%
Under 18 250 32.4%
18+ 522 67.6%
65+ 85 11%
Median Age 32.3
Average Family Size 3.06
White 760 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 6 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1%

Estimated Matherville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 780
Growth 8
Growth % 1%

Matherville 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
US/American 20.6%
Irish 19.8%
German 19.1%
English 7.9%
Croatian 5.7%
Scottish 4.3%
Swedish 3.6%
Italian 2.3%
Dutch 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Yugoslavian 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Norwegian 1.3%
Welsh 1.1%
Icelander 0.9%
Belgian 0.9%
European 0.9%
Slovak 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
Slavic 0.8%
French Canadian 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Matherville 772 $39,375
Aledo 3,613 $41,934
Alpha 726 $43,750
Oak Grove 1,318 $36,667
Reynolds 508 $48,333
Sherrard 694 $52,604
Viola 956 $47,159
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