Sheridan, Illinois

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Sheridan, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sheridan Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sheridan Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Sheridan Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Sheridan People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Sheridan, Illinois

Comparing Sheridan 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 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Age of the Population 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Working at Home 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Rents 3 4
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 5
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Sheridan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County La Salle
Standard Zip Codes 60551
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.53
Longitude -88.679

Sheridan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station PAW PAW 2 NW
Distance 21 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
Station DE KALB
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
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Sheridan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,411 100%
Male 2,000 83%
Female 411 17%
Under 18 258 10.7%
18+ 2,153 89.3%
65+ 89 3.7%
Median Age 30.6
Average Family Size 3.32
White 1,293 53.6%
African-American 897 37.2%
Asian 9 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 192 8%
Mixed Race 14 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 226 9.4%

Estimated Sheridan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,226
Growth -185
Growth % -7.7%

Sheridan 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 26%
English 14.4%
Irish 13.6%
Norwegian 10.9%
US/American 5.1%
Polish 4.8%
French (except Basque) 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Italian 4.2%
Swedish 2.4%
Scottish 2.2%
European 1.2%
Danish 1%
Greek 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Hungarian 0.7%
Czech 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
African 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sheridan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Norway (60551)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sheridan 2,411 $49,615
Leland 970 $50,417
Millington 458 $43,229
Newark 887 $62,583
Plano 5,633 $50,950
Sandwich 6,509 $55,599
Somonauk 1,295 $51,591

Sheridan Public Libraries

Robert W. Rowe P.l.d.r
Sheridan, Illinois
(815) 496-2031
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