Newman, Illinois

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Newman Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 16% Newman Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Newman, Illinois

Comparing Newman 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
Age of the Population 9 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 2 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Newman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles SE of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Douglas
Standard Zip Codes 61942
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.798
Longitude -87.985

Newman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.7 inches
Distance 37.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Newman Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 956 100%
Male 438 45.8%
Female 518 54.2%
Under 18 207 21.7%
18+ 749 78.3%
65+ 236 24.7%
Median Age 43.2
Average Family Size 2.85
White 945 98.8%
African-American 7 0.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Newman Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 936
Growth -20
Growth % -2.1%

Newman 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 25.4%
German 19.1%
English 16.6%
Irish 12.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
French (except Basque) 4.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.2%
Lithuanian 1.8%
Dutch 1.5%
Swiss 1.2%
Swedish 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Italian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Newman 956 $34,250
Allerton 293 $51,964
Broadlands 312 $37,708
Brocton 322 $31,500
Hume 382 $37,500
Longview 153 $32,917
Metcalf 213 $32,500

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Newman Twp. Library
Newman, Illinois
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