Roanoke, Illinois

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Roanoke, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Roanoke Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 16% Roanoke Short Commute Times
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Roanoke Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Roanoke Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Roanoke People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Roanoke, Illinois

Comparing Roanoke 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
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Age of the Population 7 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 7
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3


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

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Roanoke Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Woodford
Metro Area Peoria - Pekin
Standard Zip Codes 61561
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.796
Longitude -89.197

Roanoke Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MINONK
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station CHENOA
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
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Roanoke Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,994 100%
Male 977 49%
Female 1,017 51%
Under 18 485 24.3%
18+ 1,509 75.7%
65+ 436 21.9%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3
White 1,977 99.1%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 10 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.2%

Estimated Roanoke Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,988
Growth -6
Growth % -0.3%

Roanoke 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 52.9%
Italian 8.3%
Swiss 6.2%
US/American 5.6%
English 5.3%
Irish 4.3%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
Swedish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
French Canadian 1.4%
Polish 1.4%
European 1%
Scottish 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Romanian 0.6%
Belgian 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Slovene 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Roanoke 1,994 $54,750
Benson 408 $55,536
El Paso 2,695 $55,286
Eureka 4,871 $53,590
Metamora 2,700 $56,384
Secor 379 $44,722
Washburn 1,147 $50,385
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Roanoke High Schools (2004)

Serves 191 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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