Viola, Illinois

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Viola, Illinois

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 15% Viola Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Viola, Illinois

Comparing Viola 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
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Age of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Senior Citizens 5 6
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 1 1


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
People Living Alone 4 4
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5

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Viola Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles S of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 158 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 61486
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.203
Longitude -90.586

Viola 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 ALEDO
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station LE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 41 to 60 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
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Viola Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 956 100%
Male 455 47.6%
Female 501 52.4%
Under 18 244 25.5%
18+ 712 74.5%
65+ 143 15%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3.03
White 939 98.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 0.8%
Mixed Race 9 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 1.8%

Estimated Viola Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 966
Growth 10
Growth % 1%

Viola 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 23%
US/American 19%
Swedish 18.6%
Irish 13.8%
English 9.7%
Dutch 3.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Czech 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
Belgian 0.6%
Macedonian 0.6%
Italian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Viola 956 $47,159
Aledo 3,613 $41,934
Alexis 863 $46,364
Matherville 772 $39,375
North Henderson 187 $42,500
Reynolds 508 $48,333
Sherrard 694 $52,604

Viola Public Libraries

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1705 14TH ST.
Viola, Illinois
(309) 596-2620

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