Potomac, Illinois

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Potomac, Illinois

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 17% Potomac Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Potomac, Illinois

Comparing Potomac 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 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Senior Citizens 5 5
Age of the Population 3 4
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 7 4
People Above Poverty 6 4
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Rents 3 5
People Living Alone 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Potomac Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NE of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Vermilion
Standard Zip Codes 61865
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.305
Longitude -87.8

Potomac Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Potomac Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 681 100%
Male 336 49.3%
Female 345 50.7%
Under 18 196 28.8%
18+ 485 71.2%
65+ 96 14.1%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.11
White 662 97.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 11 1.6%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 2.2%

Estimated Potomac Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 666
Growth -15
Growth % -2.2%

Potomac 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 33.7%
English 19.7%
US/American 18.2%
Irish 13.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Scottish 2%
Greek 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Welsh 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
British 0.4%
Northern European 0.4%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Potomac 681 $44,583
Alvin 316 $38,333
Bismarck 542 $45,000
Gifford 815 $55,375
Henning 241 $45,972
Muncie 155 $41,250
Rossville 1,217 $43,882

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