Stonington, Illinois

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Stonington, Illinois

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 18% Stonington Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Stonington, Illinois

Comparing Stonington 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 10
Senior Citizens 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Age of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 6 4
People Above Poverty 5 3
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Working at Home 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Stonington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles SW of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Christian
Standard Zip Codes 62567
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.64
Longitude -89.192

Stonington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station PANA 3 E
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
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Stonington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 960 100%
Male 462 48.1%
Female 498 51.9%
Under 18 250 26%
18+ 710 74%
65+ 183 19.1%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 2.9
White 957 99.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.7%

Estimated Stonington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 924
Growth -36
Growth % -3.8%

Stonington 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 20.9%
US/American 15.6%
Irish 13%
English 12.1%
Italian 8.5%
French (except Basque) 8.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
Scottish 3.7%
Swedish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Dutch 1.4%
Polish 1%
Hungarian 1%
European 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Belgian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Old Stonington (62567)

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)
Stonington 960 $41,923
Blue Mound 1,129 $49,432
Edinburg 1,135 $42,667
Mount Auburn 515 $47,604
Moweaqua 1,923 $48,750
Owaneco 256 $33,750
Taylorville 11,427 $43,223

Stonington Public Libraries

Stonington Twp. P.l.
Stonington, Illinois
(217) 325-3512

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