Oreana, Illinois

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Oreana, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Oreana Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Oreana People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Oreana Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Oreana Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 18% Oreana Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Oreana Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Oreana, Illinois

Comparing Oreana 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
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Age of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Senior Citizens 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
People Living Alone 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Oreana Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 118 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macon
Metro Area Decatur
Standard Zip Codes 62554
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.938
Longitude -88.865

Oreana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
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Oreana Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 892 100%
Male 456 51.1%
Female 436 48.9%
Under 18 228 25.6%
18+ 664 74.4%
65+ 104 11.7%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 3
White 883 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.4%

Estimated Oreana Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 951
Growth 59
Growth % 6.6%

Oreana 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 26.8%
US/American 18.3%
Irish 15.4%
English 14.7%
European 4.3%
Scotch-Irish 3.6%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Dutch 2.5%
Italian 2.4%
Swedish 2.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.2%
Polish 1.6%
Greek 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
African 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Oreana 892 $58,229
Argenta 921 $49,028
Cerro Gordo 1,436 $45,250
Decatur 81,860 $42,379
Forsyth 2,434 $81,211
Maroa 1,654 $46,908
Warrensburg 1,289 $51,458
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