Shabbona, Illinois

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Shabbona, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Shabbona People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Shabbona Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Shabbona Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Shabbona, Illinois

Comparing Shabbona 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Senior Citizens 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Age of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 4
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 7
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Short Commute Times 2 2


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

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Shabbona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles W of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County De Kalb
Standard Zip Codes 60550
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.76
Longitude -88.86

Shabbona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PAW PAW 2 NW
Distance 7.8 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
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Station AURORA
Distance 28 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
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Shabbona Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 929 100%
Male 409 44%
Female 520 56%
Under 18 266 28.6%
18+ 663 71.4%
65+ 185 19.9%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 3.28
White 915 98.5%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 6 0.6%
Mixed Race 5 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.1%

Estimated Shabbona Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 943
Growth 14
Growth % 1.5%

Shabbona 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 24.3%
Norwegian 14.7%
Irish 11.1%
English 9.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.5%
Swedish 5.6%
US/American 5.4%
Italian 3.5%
Polish 3%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
British 2.7%
Czech 2.3%
Lithuanian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Hungarian 0.5%
Welsh 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shabbona 929 $50,625
Lee 313 $55,833
Leland 970 $50,417
Malta 969 $51,667
Paw Paw 852 $47,500
Steward 271 $51,500
Waterman 1,224 $52,778

Shabbona Public Libraries

Flewellin Memorial Library
Shabbona, Illinois
(815) 824-2079

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Shabbona High Schools (2004)

Serves 290 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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