Peotone, Illinois

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Peotone, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Peotone Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Peotone People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Peotone Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Peotone Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Peotone Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Peotone Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Peotone, Illinois

Comparing Peotone 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 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 5 5
Age of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 3


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Short Commute Times 3 4
Working at Home 2 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 6
People Living Alone 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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Peotone Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles SE of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60468
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.332
Longitude -87.785

Peotone Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Distance 33.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
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Peotone Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,385 100%
Male 1,632 48.2%
Female 1,753 51.8%
Under 18 944 27.9%
18+ 2,441 72.1%
65+ 394 11.6%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 3.17
White 3,315 97.9%
African-American 9 0.3%
Asian 16 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 10 0.3%
Mixed Race 33 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 46 1.4%

Estimated Peotone Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,981
Growth 596
Growth % 17.6%

Peotone 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 36.6%
Irish 13.1%
English 8.9%
Italian 8.6%
Polish 7.2%
Ukrainian 2.9%
Dutch 2.8%
US/American 2.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
Norwegian 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Scandinavian 1.5%
Slovak 1.1%
Czech 1.1%
Greek 1%
Swedish 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Russian 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.4%
Bulgarian 0.4%
Scottish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
European 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
African 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Peotone 3,385 $61,768
Beecher 2,033 $60,625
Crete 7,346 $73,987
Grant Park 1,358 $55,250
Manteno 6,414 $56,077
Monee 2,924 $64,960
Richton Park 12,533 $58,661

Peotone Public Libraries

Peotone P.l.d.
213 W. NORTH ST.
Peotone, Illinois
(708) 258-3436
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Peotone High Schools (2004)

Serves 577 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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