Patoka, Illinois

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Patoka, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 13% Patoka Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Patoka, Illinois

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


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Short Commute Times 4 6
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
People Living Alone 6 7
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9

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Patoka Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 64 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 62875
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.755
Longitude -89.095

Patoka Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SALEM
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
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Patoka Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 633 100%
Male 304 48%
Female 329 52%
Under 18 162 25.6%
18+ 471 74.4%
65+ 116 18.3%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 2.87
White 626 98.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.3%

Estimated Patoka Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 618
Growth -15
Growth % -2.4%

Patoka 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 28.7%
US/American 17.1%
English 16.3%
Irish 10.9%
French (except Basque) 7.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
Scottish 3.4%
Dutch 2.6%
Italian 2.3%
European 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Danish 0.8%
Polish 0.5%
Slovene 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Welsh 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Carrigan (62875)
Pope (62875)

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)
Patoka 633 $33,917
Alma 386 $30,208
Keyesport 481 $31,875
Odin 1,122 $38,400
Pittsburg 575 $35,074
Sandoval 1,434 $35,700
Vernon 178 $24,583

Patoka Public Libraries

Patoka P.l.
210 W. BOND
Patoka, Illinois
(618) 432-5019

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Patoka High Schools (2004)

Serves 79 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.9

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