Oquawka, Illinois

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Oquawka, Illinois

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

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 14% Oquawka Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Oquawka, Illinois

Comparing Oquawka 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
Age of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 3 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


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

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Oquawka Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles SW of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 163 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Henderson
Standard Zip Codes 61469
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.931
Longitude -90.946

Oquawka Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 43 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 46 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Oquawka Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,539 100%
Male 745 48.4%
Female 794 51.6%
Under 18 344 22.4%
18+ 1,195 77.6%
65+ 288 18.7%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 2.87
White 1,514 98.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 20 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.7%

Estimated Oquawka Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,473
Growth -66
Growth % -4.3%

Oquawka 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 25.2%
US/American 24.6%
English 16.4%
Irish 11.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
Swedish 4.8%
Dutch 3%
Polish 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Norwegian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
French Canadian 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Scottish 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oquawka 1,539 $38,152
Biggsville 343 $43,125
Gladstone 284 $41,429
Keithsburg 714 $40,781
Kirkwood 794 $35,357
Little York 269 $39,375
Media 130 $36,500
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