Mount Carroll, Illinois

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Mount Carroll, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
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Top 16% Mount Carroll Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Mount Carroll, Illinois

Comparing Mount Carroll 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 8 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
People Living Alone 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Mount Carroll Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles SE of Dubuque, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 61053
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.095
Longitude -89.978

Mount Carroll Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Mount Carroll Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,832 100%
Male 897 49%
Female 935 51%
Under 18 447 24.4%
18+ 1,385 75.6%
65+ 361 19.7%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.94
White 1,805 98.5%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 6 0.3%
Mixed Race 8 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 1.3%

Estimated Mount Carroll Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,704
Growth -128
Growth % -7%

Mount Carroll 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%
US/American 11.1%
English 7.2%
Dutch 6.5%
Irish 5.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
Italian 3.4%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Polish 1.5%
Swedish 1.4%
Norwegian 1.2%
Swiss 1%
Czech 1%
Albanian 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Scottish 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
British 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mount Carroll 1,832 $40,511
Chadwick 505 $44,773
Lanark 1,584 $45,800
Milledgeville 1,016 $43,807
Savanna 3,542 $38,255
Shannon 854 $48,083
Thomson 559 $41,250

Mount Carroll Public Libraries

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(815) 244-1751
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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