Sorento, Illinois

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Sorento, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
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Affordability of Rents
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Top 3% trophy Sorento Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Sorento, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
Median Family Income 2 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 3 3
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Sorento Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles E of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Bond
Standard Zip Codes 62086
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.998
Longitude -89.573

Sorento Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
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Sorento Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 601 100%
Male 284 47.3%
Female 317 52.7%
Under 18 170 28.3%
18+ 431 71.7%
65+ 78 13%
Median Age 34.8
Average Family Size 3.03
White 590 98.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.7%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 1%

Estimated Sorento Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 588
Growth -13
Growth % -2.2%

Sorento 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 34.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18%
US/American 15.6%
English 12.3%
Irish 7.2%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Scottish 2.2%
Dutch 2%
Italian 1.5%
Welsh 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Reno (62086)

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)
Sorento 601 $32,125
Donnellson 243 $27,917
Mount Olive 2,150 $41,765
New Douglas 369 $40,833
Old Ripley 127 $35,417
Panama 323 $38,125
Taylor Springs 583 $35,000
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