Tower Hill, Illinois

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Tower Hill, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Tower Hill Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Tower Hill, Illinois

Comparing Tower Hill 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
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Senior Citizens 5 5
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Age of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 7 6


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 5 6
People Living Alone 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Tower Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Shelby
Standard Zip Codes 62571
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.387
Longitude -88.96

Tower Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PANA 3 E
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
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Tower Hill Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 609 100%
Male 288 47.3%
Female 321 52.7%
Under 18 172 28.2%
18+ 437 71.8%
65+ 88 14.4%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3.03
White 600 98.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Tower Hill Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 602
Growth -7
Growth % -1.1%

Tower Hill 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 29.1%
German 21.6%
Irish 16.2%
English 10.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
French (except Basque) 4.7%
Dutch 2.5%
Hungarian 2.5%
Canadian 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Polish 1.4%
Welsh 1.1%
Swiss 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
European 0.7%
Dutch West Indian 0.7%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dollville (62571)
Hinton (62571)

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)
Tower Hill 609 $35,500
Assumption 1,261 $41,417
Cowden 612 $32,059
Herrick 524 $30,000
Oconee 202 $41,250
Pana 5,614 $35,406
Shelbyville 4,971 $39,205
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