Sparland, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Sparland, Illinois

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Working at Home 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Housing Recently Built 2 2
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Sparland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles N of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 61565
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.028
Longitude -89.438

Sparland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LACON 1 N
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
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Sparland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 504 100%
Male 261 51.8%
Female 243 48.2%
Under 18 132 26.2%
18+ 372 73.8%
65+ 73 14.5%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3.04
White 499 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 3 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.6%

Estimated Sparland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 499
Growth -5
Growth % -1%

Sparland 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 23.9%
US/American 21%
English 13.2%
Irish 11.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.2%
Polish 7.1%
Swedish 5.4%
Norwegian 1.2%
Welsh 1.2%
Portuguese 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hopewell Estates (61565)

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)
Sparland 504 $36,750
Chillicothe 5,996 $50,981
Henry 2,540 $50,375
Hopewell 396 $71,250
Lacon 1,979 $47,670
Varna 436 $36,591
Washburn 1,147 $50,385
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