Onarga, Illinois

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Onarga, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Onarga Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 12% Onarga Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Onarga, Illinois

Comparing Onarga 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Senior Citizens 3 3
Age of the Population 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 5
People Above Poverty 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 6 6
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
People Living Alone 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Onarga Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles N of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Iroquois
Standard Zip Codes 60955
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.715
Longitude -88.006

Onarga 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 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station WATSEKA 2 NW
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
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Onarga Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,438 100%
Male 752 52.3%
Female 686 47.7%
Under 18 476 33.1%
18+ 962 66.9%
65+ 169 11.8%
Median Age 29.9
Average Family Size 3.42
White 1,024 71.2%
African-American 32 2.2%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 351 24.4%
Mixed Race 23 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 507 35.3%

Estimated Onarga Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,396
Growth -42
Growth % -2.9%

Onarga 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.9%
German 17.6%
US/American 8.2%
English 7.7%
Irish 4.6%
Italian 2%
European 1.8%
Dutch 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Scottish 1.4%
Swedish 1.3%
Polish 1.3%
African 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Onarga 1,438 $46,016
Buckley 593 $48,250
Crescent City 631 $46,979
Danforth 587 $48,125
Gilman 1,793 $46,016
Piper City 781 $40,278
Thawville 258 $43,906

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