Meredosia, Illinois

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Meredosia, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Meredosia Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Meredosia Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Meredosia, Illinois

Comparing Meredosia 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
Age of the Population 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 3 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 6 7
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Meredosia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles W of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Morgan
Standard Zip Codes 62665
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.831
Longitude -90.559

Meredosia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
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Meredosia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,041 100%
Male 514 49.4%
Female 527 50.6%
Under 18 250 24%
18+ 791 76%
65+ 200 19.2%
Median Age 40.7
Average Family Size 2.85
White 1,040 99.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Meredosia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 996
Growth -45
Growth % -4.3%

Meredosia 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 32.5%
English 19.5%
US/American 16.7%
Irish 11.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
Scottish 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Dutch 1.9%
Swedish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
British 1.1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Italian 0.7%
Polish 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Sweet Water (62665)

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)
Meredosia 1,041 $40,917
Bluffs 748 $41,875
Chapin 592 $43,482
Concord 176 $32,250
Naples 134 $26,667
Perry 437 $35,750
Versailles 567 $42,083

Meredosia Public Libraries

M-c River Valley P.l.d.is
304 MAIN
Meredosia, Illinois
(217) 584-1571

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Meredosia High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 440
Serves 99 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.9

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