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People

Total Population 561
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 21.7%
Employed Population 16+ 285
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 58.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $29,219
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,786
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,306

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,313
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $613
Median House Value $110,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 11.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomington 78,206 $82,026
Cooksville 194 $57,083

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Towanda District Library
301 S. TAYLOR ST
Towanda, Illinois
(309) 728-2176

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