Pawnee, Illinois

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Pawnee, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Pawnee Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Pawnee People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Pawnee Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Pawnee Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Pawnee, Illinois

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
People Above Poverty 8 6
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 4 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Affordability of Rents 4 5
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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Pawnee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles S of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Sangamon
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 62558
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.591
Longitude -89.58

Pawnee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VIRDEN
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Pawnee Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,647 100%
Male 1,274 48.1%
Female 1,373 51.9%
Under 18 745 28.1%
18+ 1,902 71.9%
65+ 305 11.5%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.06
White 2,616 98.8%
African-American 4 0.2%
Asian 5 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 18 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.3%

Estimated Pawnee Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,569
Growth -78
Growth % -2.9%

Pawnee 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 30.1%
Irish 13.8%
English 13.1%
US/American 9.8%
Italian 6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
Scotch-Irish 4.2%
Polish 3.7%
Dutch 2.7%
Scottish 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Norwegian 1.5%
Austrian 1%
Hungarian 0.9%
British 0.7%
Welsh 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
European 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Sicily (62558)

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)
Pawnee 2,647 $54,736
Auburn 4,317 $49,200
Bulpitt 206 $35,000
Chatham 8,583 $64,257
Divernon 1,201 $49,706
Kincaid 1,441 $40,590
Tovey 516 $39,018

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Pawnee, Illinois
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Pawnee High Schools (2004)

810 4TH ST
Serves 266 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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