Sidney, Illinois

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Sidney, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Sidney Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Sidney People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Sidney Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Sidney Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Sidney Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Sidney, Illinois

Comparing Sidney 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Senior Citizens 5 5
Age of the Population 5 5
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 3 3


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 4 6
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 7
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Sidney Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Champaign
Metro Area Champaign - Urbana
Standard Zip Codes 61877
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.025
Longitude -88.073

Sidney Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station URBANA
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Station PAXTON 2 WSW
Distance 29.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
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Sidney Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,062 100%
Male 517 48.7%
Female 545 51.3%
Under 18 285 26.8%
18+ 777 73.2%
65+ 153 14.4%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 2.99
White 1,037 97.6%
African-American 4 0.4%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 8 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.4%

Estimated Sidney Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,103
Growth 41
Growth % 3.9%

Sidney 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 37.9%
US/American 21.6%
English 11%
Irish 10.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.2%
Dutch 3.3%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Swedish 1.3%
Italian 1.3%
Scottish 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
Serbian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
European 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sidney 1,062 $55,987
Broadlands 312 $37,708
Homer 1,200 $43,170
Ogden 743 $48,125
Philo 1,314 $60,365
St. Joseph 2,912 $61,094
Urbana 36,395 $42,655

Sidney Public Libraries

Sidney Community Library
221 S. DAVID ST.
Sidney, Illinois
(217) 688-2332

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