Tilton, Illinois

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Tilton, Illinois

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 6% Tilton Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Tilton Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Tilton, Illinois

Comparing Tilton 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
Age of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Working at Home 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Tilton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles E of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Vermilion
Standard Zip Codes 61833
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.095
Longitude -87.647

Tilton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Distance 31.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Tilton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,976 100%
Male 1,395 46.9%
Female 1,581 53.1%
Under 18 654 22%
18+ 2,322 78%
65+ 537 18%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 2.83
White 2,925 98.3%
African-American 5 0.2%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 10 0.3%
Mixed Race 31 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 32 1.1%

Estimated Tilton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,847
Growth -129
Growth % -4.3%

Tilton 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 23.8%
German 22.5%
English 10.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
Irish 8.8%
Italian 3.6%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
Swedish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Dutch 2.2%
European 2%
Polish 1.6%
Norwegian 1.6%
Belgian 1.2%
Scottish 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.8%
African 0.4%
British 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Tilton 2,976 $37,727
Belgium 466 $35,357
Catlin 2,087 $51,136
Danville 33,904 $39,308
Georgetown 3,628 $37,310
Oakwood 1,502 $44,583
Westville 3,175 $47,083
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