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People

Total Population 700
Male Share of the Population 55.1%
Female Share of the Population 44.9%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 270
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 43.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.5%
Median Earnings25+ $30,536
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,194

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,625
% Above Poverty Level 80.1%
% Below Poverty Level 19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.7%
Median Gross Rent $656
Median House Value $77,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.7%
US/American 0%
English 3.6%
Irish 6%

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

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HOOPESTON 1 NE
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
Station DANVILLE
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
Station RANTOUL
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bismarck 598 $85,417
Gifford 861 $71,250
Henning 354 $37,083

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

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