Towanda, Illinois

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Towanda Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NE of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County McLean
Metro Area Bloomington - Normal
Standard Zip Codes 61776
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.563
Longitude -88.898

Towanda Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NORMAL
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station CHENOA
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station MINONK
Distance 25.4 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
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Towanda Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 493 100%
Male 240 48.7%
Female 253 51.3%
Under 18 119 24.1%
18+ 374 75.9%
65+ 63 12.8%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 2.91
White 486 98.6%
African-American 2 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 3 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Towanda Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 479
Growth -14
Growth % -2.8%

Towanda 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 34.3%
English 13.4%
Irish 12.6%
US/American 11.8%
Italian 7.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
European 2.9%
Swedish 2.1%
Polish 2.1%
Norwegian 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Dutch 1.6%
Scottish 1.6%
Swiss 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Russian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
British 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Towanda 493 $51,875
Bloomington 64,808 $61,093
Cooksville 213 $48,125
Hudson 1,510 $65,703
Kappa 170 $50,417
Lexington 1,912 $54,336
Normal 45,386 $60,644

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