Thayer, Illinois

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Thayer, Illinois

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High Points

Thayer 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 15% Thayer Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Thayer Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Thayer Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Thayer, Illinois

Comparing Thayer 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Senior Citizens 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 2
Age of the Population 2 2
Female Share of the Population 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 9 7
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
People Living Alone 3 4
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Thayer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles S of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Sangamon
Metro Area Springfield
P.O. Box Zip Codes 62689
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.538
Longitude -89.763

Thayer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VIRDEN
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 17.9 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
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Thayer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 750 100%
Male 384 51.2%
Female 366 48.8%
Under 18 223 29.7%
18+ 527 70.3%
65+ 96 12.8%
Median Age 32.6
Average Family Size 3.18
White 743 99.1%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.8%

Estimated Thayer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 705
Growth -45
Growth % -6%

Thayer 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
US/American 20.6%
German 19.4%
English 17.5%
Italian 11.2%
Irish 8%
Polish 4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
British 2.5%
Slovak 1.9%
Lithuanian 1.7%
Scottish 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
European 1.1%
Hungarian 1.1%
Swedish 1%
Slavic 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Thayer 750 $51,750
Auburn 4,317 $49,200
Divernon 1,201 $49,706
Farmersville 768 $41,417
Girard 2,245 $39,028
Nilwood 284 $34,750
Virden 3,488 $41,511
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