Oblong, Illinois

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Oblong, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 15% Oblong Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 18% Oblong Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Oblong, Illinois

Comparing Oblong 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Racial Diversity 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 2 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 9
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Oblong Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles SW of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Crawford
Standard Zip Codes 62449
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.001
Longitude -87.908

Oblong Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NEWTON 6 SSE
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
Station OLNEY 2 S
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 33.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Oblong Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,580 100%
Male 708 44.8%
Female 872 55.2%
Under 18 360 22.8%
18+ 1,220 77.2%
65+ 377 23.9%
Median Age 41.1
Average Family Size 2.81
White 1,563 98.9%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.6%

Estimated Oblong Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,554
Growth -26
Growth % -1.6%

Oblong 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 38.1%
German 19.5%
English 11.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.7%
Irish 7.1%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Italian 2%
European 1.6%
Danish 1.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Scottish 1.1%
Hungarian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
British 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Kibble (62449)

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)
Oblong 1,580 $36,532
Flat Rock 415 $42,500
Hutsonville 568 $36,364
Newton 3,069 $42,788
Palestine 1,366 $35,500
Robinson 6,822 $38,974
Willow Hill 250 $30,625
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Oblong High Schools (2004)

Serves 262 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

Oblong Colleges

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