Shannon, Illinois

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Shannon, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Shannon Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 19% Shannon Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Shannon Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Shannon, Illinois

Comparing Shannon 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
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 6 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 5 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 7 8
Public Transportation Use 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Affordability of Rents 6 7
People Living Alone 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Shannon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles W of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 61078
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.154
Longitude -89.739

Shannon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station DIXON 1 NW
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Shannon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 854 100%
Male 405 47.4%
Female 449 52.6%
Under 18 212 24.8%
18+ 642 75.2%
65+ 192 22.5%
Median Age 42.1
Average Family Size 2.99
White 827 96.8%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 11 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 10 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.8%

Estimated Shannon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 799
Growth -55
Growth % -6.4%

Shannon 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 56.2%
US/American 6.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
Irish 6.2%
English 4.9%
Norwegian 3.8%
Dutch 3%
Italian 2.5%
Swedish 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
French Canadian 1.2%
Greek 1.2%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Iranian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Dutch West Indian 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shannon 854 $48,083
Adeline 139 $61,250
Chadwick 505 $44,773
Forreston 1,469 $44,853
Freeport 26,443 $43,787
Lanark 1,584 $45,800
Pearl City 780 $55,096
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