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Overview

Introduction to Plano, Illinois

Plano, Illinois, in Kendall county, is 14 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois and 47 miles W of Chicago, Illinois.

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.

People

Total Population 11,920
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 5.9%
Employed Population 16+ 5,981
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 49.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,013
% Above Poverty Level 86%
% Below Poverty Level 14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $967
Median House Value $122,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.4%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 14%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station GEBHARD WOODS STATE PARK
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

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 Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Plano Public Libraries

Library
Plano Community L.d.
15 N. CENTER
Plano, Illinois
(630) 552-8003

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Plano High Schools

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PLANO HIGH SCHOOL
704 W ABE ST
630-552-3178
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 360 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

PLANO H S PACE SAFE SCH
704 W ABE ST
630-552-7207
A Non-traditional School
Serves 15 students.

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