Walnut, Illinois

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Walnut, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Walnut Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 10% Walnut Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 11% Walnut Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Walnut, Illinois

Comparing Walnut 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
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Age of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 5 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
People Living Alone 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Walnut Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Bureau
Standard Zip Codes 61376
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.556
Longitude -89.593

Walnut Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WALNUT
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 13.7 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
Station KEWANEE 1 E
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
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Walnut Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,461 100%
Male 678 46.4%
Female 783 53.6%
Under 18 378 25.9%
18+ 1,083 74.1%
65+ 324 22.2%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 2.98
White 1,450 99.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.4%

Estimated Walnut Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,421
Growth -40
Growth % -2.7%

Walnut 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 37.1%
English 11.2%
Irish 10.4%
US/American 9.2%
Swedish 8%
Danish 4.3%
Italian 2.7%
Polish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Scottish 1.8%
Dutch 1.3%
Belgian 1.2%
European 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Slovak 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Normandy (61376)

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)
Walnut 1,461 $46,641
Dover 172 $42,500
Harmon 149 $63,750
Manlius 355 $49,500
Ohio 540 $50,833
Tampico 772 $43,646
Wyanet 1,028 $43,594

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