Tonica, Illinois

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Tonica, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 18% Tonica Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Tonica, Illinois

Comparing Tonica 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
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Age of the Population 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 7 5
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Tonica Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles NE of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County La Salle
Standard Zip Codes 61370
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.215
Longitude -89.066

Tonica Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PERU
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Station MINONK
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Tonica Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 685 100%
Male 335 48.9%
Female 350 51.1%
Under 18 156 22.8%
18+ 529 77.2%
65+ 164 23.9%
Median Age 41.2
Average Family Size 2.91
White 674 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 28 4.1%

Estimated Tonica Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 698
Growth 13
Growth % 1.9%

Tonica 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 33.6%
Polish 11.9%
English 9.4%
US/American 8.7%
Irish 8.2%
Italian 7.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
Russian 1.8%
Hungarian 1.4%
European 1.4%
Danish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
Slovene 1.2%
Czech 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Belizean 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lowell (61370)
Vermilionville (61370)

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)
Tonica 685 $46,111
Cedar Point 262 $48,750
Leonore 110 $53,750
Lostant 486 $52,031
McNabb 310 $55,357
Oglesby 3,647 $44,778
Standard 256 $41,875
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