Pecatonica, Illinois

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Pecatonica, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Pecatonica People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Pecatonica Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Pecatonica Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Pecatonica Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Pecatonica, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 6 8
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 5 5


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

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Pecatonica Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles W of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Winnebago
Metro Area Rockford
Standard Zip Codes 61063
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.313
Longitude -89.359

Pecatonica Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.4 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 21 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station AFTON
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
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Pecatonica Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,997 100%
Male 954 47.8%
Female 1,043 52.2%
Under 18 544 27.2%
18+ 1,453 72.8%
65+ 298 14.9%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,964 98.3%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 5 0.3%
Mixed Race 18 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 0.6%

Estimated Pecatonica Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,161
Growth 164
Growth % 8.2%

Pecatonica 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 40.9%
Irish 11%
Swedish 9%
English 8.5%
US/American 7.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
Italian 4.5%
Norwegian 4.2%
Dutch 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
European 1.1%
Polish 1%
Belgian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Swiss 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Serbian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pecatonica 1,997 $55,086
Davis 662 $51,538
Durand 1,081 $51,042
German Valley 481 $48,750
Ridott 159 $46,042
Rock City 313 $51,750
Winnebago 2,958 $62,685

Pecatonica Public Libraries

Pecatonica P.l.d.
403 - 409 MAIN STREET
Pecatonica, Illinois
(815) 239-2616

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Pecatonica High Schools (2004)

BOX 419 1300 MAIN ST
Serves 250 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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