Metamora, Illinois

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Metamora, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Metamora People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Metamora Low Rate of Poverty
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Metamora Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Metamora Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Metamora Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Metamora Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Metamora College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Metamora, Illinois

Comparing Metamora 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
Senior Citizens 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Age of the Population 9 10
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 5 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 7 8
Public Transportation Use 3 2


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

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Metamora Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NE of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Woodford
Metro Area Peoria - Pekin
Standard Zip Codes 61548
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.79
Longitude -89.36

Metamora Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LACON 1 N
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 19 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
Station MINONK
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Metamora Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,700 100%
Male 1,260 46.7%
Female 1,440 53.3%
Under 18 643 23.8%
18+ 2,057 76.2%
65+ 675 25%
Median Age 43.1
Average Family Size 2.97
White 2,675 99.1%
African-American 7 0.3%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 9 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 0.6%

Estimated Metamora Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,067
Growth 367
Growth % 13.6%

Metamora 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 48.9%
English 11.7%
Irish 6.6%
US/American 5.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
French (except Basque) 3.7%
Scottish 2.3%
Swedish 2.1%
Swiss 2.1%
Russian 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Italian 1.5%
European 1.3%
Polish 1.2%
Lithuanian 1.2%
Turkish 0.8%
Danish 0.7%
British 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
Norwegian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
French Canadian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Oak Ridge (61548)
Partridge (61548)

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)
Metamora 2,700 $56,384
Chillicothe 5,996 $50,981
Eureka 4,871 $53,590
Germantown Hills 2,111 $79,814
Roanoke 1,994 $54,750
Spring Bay 436 $43,750
Washington 10,841 $61,184

Metamora Public Libraries

Illinois Prairie District Public Li
Metamora, Illinois
(309) 367-4594
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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