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Overview

Introduction to Pana, Illinois

Pana, Illinois, in Christian county, is 31 miles S of Decatur, Illinois and 83 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri. There are an estimated 5,614 people in the city.

Pana History

Pana was established on June 6, 1845 as the Stone Coal Precinct. It changed its named to Pana in 1856, and was incorporated as a village in the following year. Pana was named after the Pawnee Native American tribe.

Pana and nearby Attractions

  • Edgar Lee Masters Memorial Museum
  • Eagle Creek State Park
  • Bryant Cottage State Historic Site
  • Henson Robinson Zoo
  • Vandalia Statehouse

Things To Do In Pana

Kitchell Park, located nearby, is registered on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Other local parks include Welburn Park and Kehias Park. Lake Pana, Lake Shelbyville, Beyers Lake and SangChris Lake are all popular nearby recreational spots. The Lincoln Prairie Trail, which extends over 45 miles from Pana to Springfield, is also accessible from Pana.

Pana Transportation

Lambert-St. Louis International is the nearest major airport.

Pana Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Greenville College, Lake Land College and Lincoln Land Community College.

People

Total Population 5,684
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 19.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,483
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,430
% Above Poverty Level 74.7%
% Below Poverty Level 25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.3%
Median Gross Rent $502
Median House Value $66,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 7.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pana Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Christian
Standard Zip Codes 62557
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.388
Longitude -89.08

Pana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PANA 3 E
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station MOWEAQUA
Distance 17.2 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
Station WINDSOR
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dunkel (62557)

Millersville (62557)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Assumption 1,315 $41,346
Coalton 283 $55,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pana Public Libraries

Library
Carnegie-schuyler Library
303 EAST SECOND
Pana, Illinois
(217) 562-2326

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Pana Hospitals

PANA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
101 E NINTH STREET
(217) 562-2131
Emergency Service: Yes

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PANA SR HIGH SCHOOL
PO BOX 377
217-562-3931
Serves 486 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

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