Philo, Illinois

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Philo, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Philo Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Philo People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Philo Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Philo College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Philo, Illinois

Comparing Philo 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Senior Citizens 3 4
Age of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Short Commute Times 6 7
Working at Home 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Philo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Champaign
Metro Area Champaign - Urbana
Standard Zip Codes 61864
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.006
Longitude -88.158

Philo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station URBANA
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
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Philo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,314 100%
Male 668 50.8%
Female 646 49.2%
Under 18 395 30.1%
18+ 919 69.9%
65+ 163 12.4%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 3.13
White 1,301 99%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated Philo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,532
Growth 218
Growth % 16.6%

Philo 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 31.2%
Irish 22.3%
US/American 19%
English 8.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Italian 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Dutch 1.6%
Polish 1.5%
Scottish 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Lebanese 0.8%
Swedish 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
European 0.3%
Armenian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Philo 1,314 $60,365
Champaign 67,518 $52,628
Pesotum 521 $58,250
Savoy 4,476 $61,927
Sidney 1,062 $55,987
Tolono 2,700 $51,763
Urbana 36,395 $42,655

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