Pearl City, Illinois

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Pearl City, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Pearl City Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Pearl City Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Pearl City, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 8 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Housing Recently Built 3 4
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Pearl City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles W of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Stephenson
Standard Zip Codes 61062
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.265
Longitude -89.825

Pearl City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station FULTON L&D #13
Distance 30.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Pearl City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 780 100%
Male 372 47.7%
Female 408 52.3%
Under 18 233 29.9%
18+ 547 70.1%
65+ 100 12.8%
Median Age 33.2
Average Family Size 3.04
White 771 98.8%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.6%

Estimated Pearl City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 784
Growth 4
Growth % 0.5%

Pearl City 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 62.9%
US/American 6.7%
Irish 6.4%
English 5.9%
Norwegian 3.4%
Dutch 3%
Polish 2.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.1%
Swiss 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
European 1%
Italian 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Swedish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Loran (61062)

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)
Pearl City 780 $55,096
Freeport 26,443 $43,787
Lanark 1,584 $45,800
Lena 2,887 $49,375
Mount Carroll 1,832 $40,511
Shannon 854 $48,083
Stockton 1,926 $43,173

Pearl City Public Libraries

Pearl City P.l.d.
"221 S. MAIN ST., BOX 158"
Pearl City, Illinois
(815) 443-2832
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Pearl City High Schools (2004)

Serves 144 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.6

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