Tamaroa, Illinois

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Tamaroa, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 14% Tamaroa Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Tamaroa Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Tamaroa, Illinois

Comparing Tamaroa 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 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 5 6
Age of the Population 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 4 2
People Above Poverty 3 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 9
People Living Alone 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 9
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Tamaroa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 66 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Perry
Standard Zip Codes 62888
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.137
Longitude -89.23

Tamaroa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Station MT VERNON 3 NE
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
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Tamaroa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 740 100%
Male 362 48.9%
Female 378 51.1%
Under 18 174 23.5%
18+ 566 76.5%
65+ 115 15.5%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 2.94
White 724 97.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.5%

Estimated Tamaroa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 732
Growth -8
Growth % -1.1%

Tamaroa 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 31.9%
Irish 17.1%
Polish 13.2%
US/American 10.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
English 6.8%
French (except Basque) 4.8%
Italian 1.4%
British 1.1%
European 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Tamaroa 740 $36,607
Du Bois 222 $32,500
Du Quoin 6,448 $37,688
Pinckneyville 5,464 $41,574
Radom 395 $44,375
Sesser 2,128 $33,203
Waltonville 422 $32,750
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