Plano, Illinois

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Plano, Illinois

Introduction to Plano, Illinois

Plano, Illinois, in Kendall county, is 14 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois and 47 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city's population is 5,633.

Plano History

In 1831, Cyrus Hall McCormick invented the mechanical reaper in Plano. This invention increased harvest and spurred other innovations in farm machinery. Plano was incorporated as a city by an act of the General Assembly on April 10, 1872.

Plano and nearby Attractions

  • Batavia Depot Museum
  • Silver Springs State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Farnsworth House
  • Cantigny Park

Things To Do In Plano

In 1996, a Wal-Mart Superstore was opened in Plano. The Farnsworth House is a glass house that was built in the 1940s and is a popular local spot. Local parks include the Silver Springs State Park, Lathrop Park, Larry Trimberger Park and Plano City Park. Nearby museums include the Batavia Depot Museum, Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village and the Ellwood House Museum and Park.

Plano Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International is the nearest major airport.

Plano Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Aurora University, Benedictine University and the College of Dupage.

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Comparative Profile of Plano, Illinois

Comparing Plano 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 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Racial Diversity 5 8
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 6 6
College Educated Adults 1 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Public Transportation Use 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 7
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3

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Plano Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Kendall
Standard Zip Codes 60545
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.662
Longitude -88.536

Plano Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AURORA
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 22.3 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
Station PAW PAW 2 NW
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
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Plano Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,633 100%
Male 2,774 49.2%
Female 2,859 50.8%
Under 18 1,770 31.4%
18+ 3,863 68.6%
65+ 533 9.5%
Median Age 30.8
Average Family Size 3.46
White 4,638 82.3%
African-American 21 0.4%
Asian 17 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.2%
Other 822 14.6%
Mixed Race 120 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,453 25.8%

Estimated Plano Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,338
Growth 1,705
Growth % 30.3%

Plano 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.3%
German 19.4%
Irish 7.8%
English 6.1%
US/American 5.5%
Norwegian 4.9%
Italian 2.2%
Polish 2.1%
Swedish 2.1%
Hungarian 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Luxemburger 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Romanian 0.8%
Croatian 0.7%
Australian 0.7%
Dutch 0.5%
Welsh 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
African 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Little Rock (60545)

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)
Plano 5,633 $50,950
Hinckley 1,994 $65,726
Millington 458 $43,229
Sandwich 6,509 $55,599
Somonauk 1,295 $51,591
Sugar Grove 3,909 $83,332
Yorkville 6,189 $67,521

Plano Public Libraries

Plano Community L.d.
Plano, Illinois
(630) 552-8003

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Wal-mart in Plano

(As of 2006)
6800 West Route 34
(630) 552-1580
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Plano High Schools (2004)

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704 W ABE ST
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 360 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

704 W ABE ST
A Non-traditional School
Serves 15 students.

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